• Rennylea

  • Rennylea

  • Rennylea

  • Rennylea

  • Rennylea

  • Rennylea

  • Rennylea

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RENNYLEA BACKGROUND

“Rennylea” is the home of Rennylea Angus, a performance recorded herd of 1500 cows totalling over 3,500 head, situated in the South West Slopes of New South Wales, between Albury and Holbrook. Bryan Corrigan’s great grandparents settled here in 1868, and Bryan and Lucinda Corrigan and family today continue to care for the land and their livestock on 3,100ha plus leased country.”Rennylea” is undulating hill country which has an annual variable rainfall of 720mm, and naturally acidic granitic soils, including “Rennylea”, “Dingalara” and “Waverley”. Rennylea Angus also includes “Ellerslie Park”, “Hope Farm”, “Wyuna” and “Kalinya” all located along the Billabong Creek from Culcairn to Morven. Managers Peter and Sue Govan run the young, dry stock on this property, including the young bulls. The property, has been sown with perennial grasses, and clovers and includes 330ha of lucerne on the Billabong Creek flats. Bull Sales are conducted from Ellerslie Park twice a year in March and at the end of August. Bulls are marketed throughout Australia and Rennylea also markets proven older bulls and young bulls which show promise.
 
 
RENNYLEA’S UNIQUE TEAM – genetically literate, practical cattlemen
 

Our team are highly qualified, Bryan Corrigan is a talented breeder of livestock who has bred the Rennylea herd since 1968. His unrelentless focus on returns for the commercial producer has produced the unique genetic profile of the Rennylea herd. He is respected for his personal attributes of honesty, and ‘telling it as it is’. The Rennylea herd reflect his dedicated approach over nearly fifty years and in Australia, Rennylea is unique as a seedstock herd that has had a same principle at the helm for this length of time.

Lucinda Corrigan joined Rennylea in 1986 from a background in the speciality fibre industry and CEO of a national breed assocation. Her childhood on a large merino sheep property, first class honours degree in Agricultural Science, then working in agribusiness for a number of years, added depth and experience to the Rennylea team. Lucinda has skills and experience in governance, business management, marketing, research and NRM, and  innovation through the supply chain.  She is an experienced Non Executive Director and chairman of innovation companies including Meat and Livestock Australia for 9 years, she chaired the Meat and Livestock Donor Company, the NSW Ministerial Advisory Council, the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University. She is a sought after speaker and mentor to young people in agribusiness.

Ruth Corrigan returned home in 2014 after completing a degree in Livestock Science (Hons 1) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Climate Change and 3 years with the Victorian DPI working in lamb and climate change extension. She works in the cow herd and manages the daily operations. Her brother Anthony Corrigan came back to the business in late 2016, after completing an apprenticeship in Mobile Diesel Mechanics with Rio Tinto and 2 years in Central Australia working with the Costello family. Their youth, energy, skills and enthusiasm has added a great deal to the Rennylea business, its plans for the future and succession is well advanced.

In 2001 Peter and Sue Govan took over the job of managing the Rennylea bull unit at Culcairn. Both have a dairy farmer background. Peter worked for a stud operation for a number of years before he and Sue ran their own dairy farm successfully at Kempsey. Peter has the great attributes of dairy farmers, loves pastures and animal performance, and the attention to detail required in a seedstock operation. Since 2004, when Rennylea commenced marketing by on property auction, Peter has organised the logistics for every on property sale. Peter is well known in the Angus world, for the great work he does at Rennylea.

Sue’s experience, working at the Sydney University Camden farm for nine years and then herd recording on their own farm, plus her family’s dairy and beef farms gave her unmatched skills in managing the Rennylea database and all the detail that goes with such an important task. Sue has the uncanny ability to demand more of our service providers in a very pleasant way. Along with their daughters, Katelyn and Meg, the Govans are an integral part of Rennylea.

Dirk Ulett is the very able Assistant Manager at the Culcairn properties. He and his wife Wendy and daughter Bianca, come from Central Queensland and have a background in cattle and cane. Wendy also loves western pleasure riding in which she competes successfully in the major national shows.

Annie Brown has worked in the Rennylea office for 10 years. Annie has a background in database management and a fantastic range of additional skills and experience in photography and editing which are invaluable in the production side of catalogues, website management and administration.

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