ç Qld. Gelbvieh Members Page



Australian Tropical Gelbvieh (ATG) had it’s beginning with the purchase of two PTIC recipients originally by Kadfam Stud, from Richard Sullivan in 1989. Shortly after, the breed came out of nowhere to stun the cattle industry in Australia taking out the Champion Interbreed title at Beef 91.

Brice and Fran Kaddatz then linked up with well known Brahman breeders, the late Charlie Borg and his wife Jean, then the late Frank and Joan Dittmann, parents of Fran Kaddatz; and in 1993 Evan and Jean Mackenzie from ‘Tantallon’ Blackwater completed the quartet in partnership.

ATG was registered in 1993.

ATG sponsored the first ‘On Property’ Gelbvieh Sale at ‘Marklands’, the Borg family property near Sarina. This took place on 6 May 1994, with several hundred people attending the Field Day and Sale of 14 bulls. The Sale resulted in a total clearance, with bulls selling to $4,750.

The ATG herd transferred from Mackay to Blackwater, then back to Gympie. With the passing and retirement of other members, the stud was ultimately transferred to the Kaddatz family. Brian Kaddatz provides most of the direct support these days.

2017 Gympie Show
Junior and Grand Champion Bull
2017 Gympie Show Sires Group
Reserve Junior Champion Bull ATG HARLEY 340
Junior Champion Bull ATG HORATIO 339
Grand Champion Female ATG DIAMOND 320


In 1994, Ron and Gail Anderson, Bar GR Gelbvieh from High Prairie, Alberta Canada, visited Mackay. This spawned a relationship which saw ATG purchase Bar GR embryos in 2005.

In partnership with the Andersons and the Volmerhausen family from Theebine near Gympie, Bar GR sent additional embryos from Canada and these genetics have found their way into prize winning herds in Australia. Significant among these is Chris Braithwaite’s Midas stud.

ATG’s first ET bull was Kadfam Adam. He has been followed by bulls from Tantallon, Bar GR(ET), Terley, Norolle and Midas studs. Each of these sires has contributed positively to herd improvement. ATG Extrovert (ET Can) has left his footprint with a quality line of females. Norolle Hornet is currently showing great promise with excellent calves on the ground. A 13 month old son recently sold to a commercial breeder for $3,500.

ATG has ET Bar GR females for sale. Embryos are also for sale.

Heifer for the 2016 / 2017 Show Circuit
ATG DIAMOND 320 pictured as a calf
with her dam ATG DREAM 242

Sire of ATG DREAM 242
by Full Exposure 103N

ATG entries Brisbane Royal 2016
ATG DIAMOND 320 and Brian Kaddatz left
ATG HALO 323 with Aleacea Nixon right
Placed second in their respective classes

Junior and Grand Champion
Gelbvieh Female 2016 Gympie Show

ATG DIAMOND 320 with Michael Kaddatz
Right: Bull ATG HALO 323 with Brian Kaddatz

2017 Gympie Show
Michael Kaddatz displays the ribbons

Sire of the 2017 Show Team

May 2017 ATG Gelbvieh breeders,
Gelbvieh x Droughtmaster,
Gelbvieh x Brahman and calves

2017 Gympie Show
Winning Steer 250 - 300 kg
Droughtmaster X Gelbvieh X Charalois
Exhibited by S and L Volmerhausen
2017 Royal Queensland Show
ATG HORATIO 339 (paraded by Brian Kaddatz)
Born 04.07 2016 491kg EMA 105 Rib/Rump Fat 6/4
1st in Class 216 Bull 12 months and under 16 months
Dam: ATG 287 Dannalee Sire: Norolle 49 Hornet H105

2015 Gympie Show
Steer exhibited by S and L Volmerhausen
685- 635kg Class, dressed out at 62%

Gelbvieh x Droughtmaster bull
Sired by ATG EXTROVERT 151
Bred by Stuart and Linda Volmerhausen

The ‘Future Generations’ of ATG


Mob: Brian 0429 821 593

Mob: Brice 0438 861 198
Email: kadfam1@bigpond.com

 Brice and Fran Kaddatz
11 Atkinson Road Araluen, Gympie Q 4570
Ph: 07 5482 1593

Brian Kaddatz
2423 Bauple - Woologa Road, Miva Q 4570
Ph: 07 5484 7341

Clinton and Hayley Kaddatz
18 Victoria Street Eton Q 4741
Ph: 07 4954 1091