The herd’s origins started in 1972 when Jeff’s father Desmond established Gunnadoo Charolais. Gunnadoo Charolais went on to become one of Australia’s successful pioneering Charolais Studs, winning numerous Grand Champion Prizes over the next 30 years and contributing to the development and successful expansion of the Charolais breed in Australia.
In 2004 Jeff and Lynn established the Noller Charolais Stud after Jeff and his brothers decided to go their separate ways. Jeff and Lynn rebuilt their herd to approx 300 breeders on their property Delga Park near Wandoan and over the next 15 years sold bulls to other Charolais Studs and commercial cattle operators throughout Australia. The herd size at its largest was 600 breeders; with Jeff selling around 150 of his best bulls each year to repeat buyers straight out of the paddock.
In 2017 Jeff was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and sadly passed away in May 2018. In the following months properties were sold and the herd was reduced back to the very best breeders.
Lynn continued to run the herd with the help of her sons and the property managers but has decided that it is now time for someone else who has the passion and eye for superior cattle to take over Jeff’s love and legacy; his Charolais herd.