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“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, at Bowna and Culcairn. Bryan Corrigan’s great grandparents settled here in 1872, and Bryan, Lucinda Corrigan, Ruth and Anthony Corrigan today continue to care for the land and their livestock on 4,000 ha.”Rennylea” is undulating hill country which has an annual variable rainfall of 720mm, and naturally acidic granitic soils, including “Rennylea”, “Dingalara” and “Waverley”. The Culcairn properties include “Ellerslie Park”, “Hope Farm”, “Wyuna”, “Kalinya", "Killara" and the recently acquired "Arthurs" located along the Billabong Creek from Culcairn to Morven. Anthony Corrigan manages the Culcairn properties with a team of 5. The properties are sown with perennial grasses, clovers and there are areas of  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, experienced and practical cattlemen
Bryan Corrigan is a talented breeder of livestock who has bred the Rennylea herd since 1968. His unrelenting 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 fifty years and in Australia, Rennylea is unique as a seedstock herd that has had a same principle directing the breeding program for this length of time. Ruth is now at the helm of the cowherd and breeding program having worked with Bryan for many years.

Lucinda Corrigan joined Rennylea in 1986 from a background in the speciality fibre industry and CEO of a national breed association. 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. Ruth manages the Rennylea cow herd, the genetics, the reproductive management including large scale embryo transfer and artificial insemination programs and the cows' nutrition. 

Anthony Corrigan came back to the business in 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.

Sue Govan: 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. 

Annie Brown has worked in the Rennylea office for 15 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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