Tropical Gelbvieh (ATG) had its beginning in the
aftermath of Beef 91, where the high impact show bull LA Trisun and the sweet matron Paula, combined to blow the
opposition away in the interbreed champion stakes. The
pair and the breed came out of nowhere to stun the
cattle industry in Australia.
Brice and Fran Kaddatz, then from Mackay, had already
invested in their first Gelbvieh genetics, and promoted
the first purebred Gelbvieh cattle to be born in
KADFAM ADAM Born
Pictured at “Septimus” Mackay Qld, 1993.
KADFAM EVE Born
Pictured at “Septimus” Mackay Qld, March 1993,
with Fran Kaddatz and her nieces.
Charlie Borg and Jean Gorg
Right: Brice and Francis Kaddatz
grapevine let it be known that well known
Brahman breeders, the late Charlie Borg and wife
Jean were impressed by the Beef 91 champions,
which resulted in contact between the two
As the friendship and
joint interest in Gelbvieh cattle expanded,
coastal Brahman breeders, the late Frank and
Joan Dittmann, parents of Fran Kaddatz, linked
up to form a trio in partnership to breed a line
of tropically adapted Gelbvieh cattle.
Early in 1993 Jean
McKenzie from “Tantallon” Blackwater, visited
the Kaddatz property near Mackay to take a look
at the Gelbvieh pair “Adam and Eve” and the
first Gelbvieh x Brahman calves born by
natural service in tropical Australia.
Ultimately, inclusive of Evan and Jean McKenzie,
a firm four way friendship and common interest
in Gelbvieh began.
ATG was registered in
the early ATG Gelbvieh x Brahman stock.
Gelbvieh x Brahman, stock.
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 head. The sale resulted in a
total clearance with bulls selling to $4,750.00.
ATG bulls, females and ‘x’ progeny have performed
consistently; and particularly during the stud’s
residence at Blackwater, under the care of Evan and Jean
Stock at Tantallon, Blackwater Qld,
The next phase for
ATG is about to begin however, as the McKenzies step
back from the cattle industry and Jean Borg focuses on
her family operation at ‘Marklands’.
The herd is to transfer to Gympie and the ATG brand will
be taken into the future by Brice and Fran Kaddatz and
their family members.
The ATG herd was influenced by Kadfam, Jevana and
Fernandez lines and drew heavily on genetics sourced
from RP Gelbvieh.
In recent times Terley Victory Sam has had a strong
impact on the herd and the first calves by Norolle
Aircooled A38 will be on the ground in 2009. Young ET
Imp. Sire ATG Extrovert will be used in the herd in the
2009 breeding season.
ATG TANTALLON 179
by Terley Victory Sam
ATG EXTROVERT (
ET Imp ) by Full Exposure 103N ( Can)
Brice and Fran Kaddatz
11 Atkinson Road Araluen Gympie Qld 4570
Ph: 07 5482 1593
Mob: 0438 861 198
Stud Location: Gympie Qld
Brian & Petra Kaddatz
2423 Bauple-Wolooga Road Miva Qld 4570
Ph: 07 5484 7341
Mob: 0429 821 593
Clinton & Hayley Kaddatz
18 Victoria Street Eton Qld 4741
Ph: 07 4954 1091
Mob: 0408 541 091
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