Charbray Association Australia

Whitaker Charbrays

Welcome to Whitaker Charbrays!

The home of the Beef Australia 2009 Senior and Grand Champion Charbray Cow, Whitaker Mischa and the Junior Champion Charbray Bull, Whitaker Teddy.

Whitaker Mischa - Senior and Grand Champion Charbray Cow.

Whitaker Mischa represented the Charbray breed in the Interbreed Competition placing in the top ten female exhibits of Beef 09, as judged by Dr Jim Sanders of the USA. Whitaker Mischa and her heifer calf Whitaker Sparkle have now been retired from the show circuit to concentrate on the breeding program.

Whitaker Mischa - Senior and Grand Champion Charbray Cow and heifer calf Whitaker Sparkle.

Whitaker Teddy paraded as an impressive Junior Champion Bull at 20 months of age with a liveweight reading of 914kg, Eye Muscle Area of 120sqcm and Fat Scan of 12/8mm. Whitaker Charbray Stud intends to retain “Ted” and selectively breed him to our Charbray cow herd. Whitaker Teddy semen will be offered on the open market. For all enquiries please contact us direct.

Whitaker Teddy - Junior Champion Charbray Bull.

The Whitaker Charbray Stud is based at “Burnett Park” just 4km from Mundubbera on the Burnett River. “Burnett Park” is residence for stud principals, Clint and Robyn Whitaker and their twin children Sam and Brianna. Also residing at “Burnett Park” is the Show Team and Sale Bulls for the 2009 season.

Whitaker Mischa - Senior and Grand Champion Charbray Cow and heifer calf Whitaker Sparkle.

Other aggregations in the Whitaker portfolio include the 5000acre breeder block “Cosland” and the 1100acre property “Eight Mile” both in the Eidsvold locality.

Whitaker Charbrays primarily operate a Grey Brahman breeder herd of registered and commercial females. We have bred Charbrays now for 20 years, using only purebred registered Charolais bulls crossed over our females. Some producers assume we only use our second grade females in this operation but our success at Beef Australia 2009 proves results like this don’t happen from second grade stock. Actually we’d go as far as to say even our third Grey Brahman cow herd could match it with the best around.

Whitaker Charbrays produce around 80 Charbray bulls for paddock, private and specialist sales every year. These animals are drawn from a herd of approximately 600 females so it’s obvious that not every bull calf remains a bull in our herd. We offer bulls from individual sales to deck lines at affordable, realistic prices that ensure value for money and results for our clients.

Whitaker Charbray bulls are primarily 50/50% content Charolais/Grey Brahman – a mix that has proved very successful and marketable over the years. Current debates consider F1 animals may not deliver consistent market specifications; however our experience from marketing F1 Charbray bullocks over the past two decades is that consistent fat coverage, weight for age and coat colour is all directly related to the content of the cow. Any variance to these traits can be directly correlated to the animals’ dam.

More recently Whitaker Charbrays have produced around 15 Charbray bulls annually with ¾ Charolais, ¼ Grey Brahman content. These are proving very marketable stock in country where producers want the performance of the Charolais, yet the adaptability and survivability of the Grey Brahman.

The Whitaker Brahman Stud also exhibited Red and Grey Brahmans in the Stud Cattle Championships of Beef 2009 with outstanding results. The Red Brahman heifer Whitaker Miss Pumpkin Dot Com attained the Brahman Female Calf Championship award whilst her red stablemate Whitaker Miss Ruby Plum was awarded Reserve Brahman Female Junior Champion. Notably our seven month Red Brahman bull calf Whitaker Julius won his class from 20 head.

In all the combined Whitaker studs took two Charbrays and six Brahmans to Beef 09 for five first places, one second, a third and a forth with a total ribbon haul of 15 including 5 broad ribbon placings.

Clint and Robyn Whitaker welcome all enquiries and are contactable at “Burnett Park”, Mundubbera on

Ph: (07) 4165 3612,
M: 0488 270 467 or

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