Farming Partnerships

Partnering with
the beef industry

The Southern Stations Wagyu Livestock team facilitate the movement of calves from breeders to approved backgrounding graziers.

George Gibb and his wife Vivian farm 350 ha in North Canterbury running Wagyu cattle. George also works as Production Manager for SSW.

How it works

Southern Stations Wagyu Backgrounding Farmers

  • SSW Provides weaners to approved backgrounding farmers
  • SSW pay farmers a premium weight gain grazing rate

Wagyu Finishing

  • Wagyu enter SSW owned finishing barn
  • Cattle fed a specialist grain based ration for 100 days

Wagyu Processing

  • Cattle processed and packaged to high specification
  • Meat marketed around the globe by Endeavour Meats

Continuity &
quality control:

Southern Stations Wagyu owns the genetics and provides a guaranteed buyback of the weaned calves. These weaners are moved to selected backgrounders, who agree to farm the SSW Wagyus using absolute best farming practices. Throughout the growing cycle ownership rests with Southern Stations Wagyu. This unique structure ensures that our backgrounding farmer partners concentrate their efforts and capital on providing the best possible environment for growing and producing premium Wagyu – for which they receive competitive performance based payment.

Continued ownership from genetics through to discerning consumer is a key part of Southern Stations Wagyu product integrity.

Michael Schatt and his wife Leigh have partnered with SSW in a farm at Kirwee. They rear calves and operate our largest grain finishing cattle barn.

Partnering with
dairy farmers

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