Allanvale Estates

Farming at Allanvale is a family affair

Sam and Belinda Beddison live on the farm with their two children Poppy and Lucius, as well as their very experienced Farm Manager Callum Lawson.

Allanvale Chair – Robyn Beddison OAM – visits regularly and is very involved in all parts of the operation along with Sam’s sisters Georgie Roche and Daisy Beddison and brother-in-law Edward Roche. 

The Beddison family also pride themselves on establishing deep partnerships with their suppliers and contractors enabling them to have knowledge and capability uplift where and when they need throughout the year.

Everyone in the Allanvale Family is an asset which makes it such a special place to be. We feel very fortunate and incredibly grateful to everyone involved.
– Sam and Belinda Beddison

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Why Provenir? 

Provenir are a high quality operation with the highest standards, which align well with our own values and approach”  – Sam Beddison

Farm fast facts

Farm NameAllanvale Estates
RegionCentral Northern Victoria
Farm Size3,500 acres
How many cattle?1,086 cattle
Who works on the farm?Robyn Beddison OAM
Sam and Belinda Beddison, and two children Poppy and Lucius.
Callum Lawson (Farm Manager)
Liam and Nathan Whitling (Farm Hand)
Gordon Grant
Megan Williams (COO)
Karen Clarke (Homestead Manager)
Naomi Szydzik (Homestead Gardens )
Kathy Seach (Groom)
Georgie Roche and Daisy Beddison
 Favourite beef meal?Sam’s favourite is dry-aged rib eye on the bone, Callum loves scotch fillet and flank steak while Robyn’s favourite is corned beef.
Why Provenir?Provenir’s innovative model attracted us to explore including Provenir in our market mix. Speaking with Chris and the team, the belief, knowledge and passion they have for what they are doing is evident.

Heritage

Allanvale was owned by the Myer family and then the Grimwade family at the turn of the century before Sir Alex and Lady Creswick purchased the property in the 1950s.

Sam’s late father Tony Beddison AC and mother and Chair Robyn Beddison OAM purchased the property (which was 1800 acres at that time) from Sir Alex’s children in 2004.  Over the years the Beddison’s have acquired additional land and invested heavily in the infrastructure to ensure that they have the highest quality environment to support their overall vision.   

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“All cattle on Allanvale are of pure Angus breeding based on Landfall blood bred by the 5th generation Archer family in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania.”

–  Sam Beddison

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Livestock

Black Angus from Landfall Bloodlines

Currently Allanvale use 15 Landfall blood bulls over the herd in addition to their very successful AI program, which heavily uses the top rated A I Sire Landfall New Ground N90 and recently purchased Landfall Keystone Q34. 

Due to his outstanding genetics, we believe Landfall Keystone Q34 is a young sire with a lot of potential.” – Sam Beddison

Livestock management

An enjoyable experience for human and beast

A high priority for the Allanvale herd is low stress stock handling at all times. We firmly believe that working with quiet settled cattle should be an enjoyable experience for human and beast.

Offspring of the breeding herd are weaned in yards for a minimum of 7 days as a top priority with daily contact whilst in the yards to ensure that they can reach their full potential in any future operation.

An annual health program that is closely monitored and recorded is strictly followed to ensure the cattle are not subjected to any parasites etc that would affect their health and wellbeing.

Cattle are run on a rotation grazing system on a mixture of native and improved pasture with the use of grazing forage crops over the winter months to ensure adequate feed requirement.

We believe that with the rock-solid background of the Landfall family, their people and their genetics with the implementation of our policies that every experience to the customer should be a positive one.  The results we are proud and confident to say are Allanvale breed functional cattle that consistently perform. 

We believe that with the rock-solid background of the Landfall family, their people and their genetics with the implementation of our policies that every experience to the customer should be a positive one.  The results we are proud and confident to say are Allanvale breed functional cattle that consistently perform.
– Sam Beddison

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Land management

Data to inform better decisions

Allanvale have implemented AgriWebb for their farm management software which allows them to keep real time data on all of their mobs, every paddock they are rotationally grazed in, all treatments, stocking rates, paddock management including feed on hand and DSE days grazed. 

These systems are designed to provide complete transparency and data on all parts of the operation. It is this data that enables the team at Allanvale to make better decisions and track the impact of those decisions over time as the environment, soil and stocking rates change.

Megan Williams has done an incredible job here particularly with the customisation of a lot of the reporting that she has designed.

Environment

Always seeking to improve environmental outcomes

The Allanvale team also use this technology to better manage and improve environmental outcomes.

Farmbots measure rainfall at four different locations on the property where the data is automatically fed into AgriWebb twice a day through satellite and is also stored in the Farmbot Cloud platform.

Farmbots monitor the water in the tanks that feed the spring fed water trough system in each paddock to ensure the stock always have access to fresh reliable water. There are three very large damns that have Farmbot probes, measuring the water volume in order to better understand water usage and needs, informing better decisions relating to water management. Rainfall data along with soil testing ensures that the right fertiliser is applied to each paddock based on its needs.

We have 28 dams on the property as well but believe fresh clean water for animal welfare is critical.” – Sam Beddison

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