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Bar H Grazing

Bar H Grazing is a Wagyu breeding and production operation at ‘River Lea’, Comet. Currently the herd consists of over 1600 breeding females consisting of percentage Wagyu, right through to Full Bloods and is focused on seed stock production of FB and PB Sires. Bar H has a policy of conservative stocking rates. ‘River Lea’ is situated in the heart of Central Queensland’s prime cattle growing area between Emerald and Blackwater, on the banks of the Nogoa and Mackenzie Rivers.

At 20,000 acres in size, River Lea is predominantly Buffel Grass pasture with areas of developed river flats. Our cattle graze on nutrient rich grass free from any hormone growth promotes which ensures an outcome premium quality beef. River Lea has highway frontage with a built up all weather road allowing for the transporting of cattle all year round. It is located on prime cattle grazing land between Emerald and Blackwater in Central Queensland. River Lea comprises of three major freehold titles, which are in the Fitzroy Basin Development Scheme. These Rivers are the main water source for the property. River Lea has thirty-five paddocks which have been fenced into soil types, with individual centre watering points allocated to each paddock.

Our People

Que Hornery | Hornery Group

Que Hornery

Bar H Managing Director

Que is the Managing Director of Bar H Grazing, which is one of the oldest second generation Wagyu producers in Australia. Que has dedicated his life to the Wagyu breed, “Wagyu is the modern breed” and his knowledge of Wagyu genetics and modern grazing practices is exceptional. Que is experienced in managing his staff while maintaining a positive and friendly work environment. “It’s not what I’m doing, but WHY I am doing it”. The sustainable success of the unique product is the driving force behind his motivation. Que is dedicated to developing the Wagyu breed to achieve the highest consistent quality meat. He is a perfectionist, setting himself high standards in everything he does. Que’s skills extend in handling horses in the sport of Campdrafting where he holds several titles.

“You must give to receive” Que Hornery

Trish Richardson

Trish Richardson

Livestock Data & Business Administrator

Kevin Bimrose

Kevin Bimrose

Head Stockman

Lynda Croucamp

Lynda Croucamp

Finance Manager

Sarah Fuz

Sarah Fuz

Accounts Assistant

Interesting Points

  • In 2015, Rangers Valley won Gold Medalist for Crossbred Wagyu class in the Wagyu Branded Beef Comp using a Bar H carcass.
  • Being one of the early pioneers of the Australian Wagyu Industry, Bar H Wagyu commenced operation in 1991 from importing semen. Mazda, from Tottori of the Kedaka line and Mt Fuji, from Hyogo, of the Tajima line. In 1993, Bar H purchased semen by the famous Michifuku and Haruki II son’s of Monjiro from the Tajima and Fujiyoshi bloodlines.
  • The herd’s ancestry, bloodlines and pedigree are a major distinguishing factor in the quality of beef we produce.
  • To be able to achieve the high quality standard, we elected to AI for the first 12 years with selected genetics from around the world.
  • Low animal death percentage due to intensive husbandry practice.
  • Our current conservative grazing management practices gives us comfortable animal numbers on River Lea to minimise loss of animal condition.
  • Bar H produce progeny to be supplied to feedlots, who then market to overseas or domestic restaurants. Also dedicated to produce very reliable seed stock animals.
  • Since 2005 the Bar H breeder herd has consistently produced a weaning average above 92%
  • 60-70% of Bar H progeny are born males.
  • Percy and Sandra Hornery named their first home DERRANLOC after their 3 eldest son’s Derran, Randall and Lachlan.
  • The Horse Brand “Jayee” was named after Jim Mcghee (Sandra’s Father), who always signed his name “J E Mcghee”.


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