FARMING FAMILY PROUD – HOLZWART FAMILY NT
MEET The Holzwart Family from Avago Station, west of Daly Waters in the Northern Territory.
Having a go and putting ‘all in’ is what makes this family so inspiring!
From a virgin, untouched 400,000 acres to what stands now as a proud model for a profitable northern family-owned cattle station, the Holzwart’s are a leading example of what our Farming Family Proud series is all about!
HOW DID KEITH AND ROXIE FIRST GET INTO THE BEEF INDUSTRY?
Keith and Roxie first got their real taste for cattle working across the Kimberley, Gulf and Northern Territory regions as contractors. Bull catching was centre focus, along with mustering, yard work and fencing.
What they didn’t know back then is how their determination, perseverance and passion would lead them to the best job in the world! They now own their own block of land and run a Brahman herd of 16,000 head, applying latest industry research to maximize production and profit!
After purchasing a property in Emerald, Queensland alongside 10 years running the Emerald saleyards, they took the ‘bull by the horns’ and moved north to build up their dream.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT OWNING YOUR OWN FAMILY CATTLE BUSINESS?
“The excitement in building up your own cattle herd and the freedom in running your own show. We love our animals and what we do and wouldn’t change it for the world,” says Keith.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING OUTDOORS?
“Being with the animals. You spend everyday with them; cattle, horses, working dogs your homestead pets. On a cattle station, you’ve got to put the animals first,” says Roxie.
HOW DO YOUR KIDS LOVE TO GET INVOLVED?
Keith and Roxie’s three children Megan, Russell and Dean love to spend time with their favourite friends, their horses. They all have their own horse and each come home to ride, play and help muster.
“They have some of their best mates to come home to here,” says Roxie.
“This is part of the freedom we talk about, they’re off living their own adventures but have the freedom to come and go as they please,” says Roxie.
Cheers for taking the time to meet our “farming proud” families!