Kenmere Charolais Stud specialise in the production of beef genetics that include low birth weight, ease of calving, moderate growth and frame size. Ann-Marie Collins

Welcome to Kenmere Charolais  

Visit us at Henty Machinery Field Days

17th to 19th September 2019

Drop in for a chat, a coffee and take the weight off your feet!!!

Melbourne Royal Show

27th September to 1st October

A great opportunity to see progeny from our best cow families.

Kenmere Farm Biosecurity


Kenmere Charolais has addressed the principles of farm biosecurity through management practices including:

  • The movement of people , vehicles and equipment
  • Farm inputs – stock , water and feed ( pasture , grain and hay)
  • Livestock Production practices
  • Plans for pest, weed and vermin control
  • Record keeping practices

Kenmere Charolais is proud of achieving a J –BAS 7 score and has completed two successive negative sample tests two years apart . All Cattle on the properties have been tested for Pestivirus and we are completely free. Our Biosecurity plans are under the supervision of Registered Practising Veterinarians.


Kenmere Charolais Stud History

Kenmere Charolais was established in the early 1970’s with original French bloodlines imported via New Zealand to Australia. This provided a genetically sound base from which we could increase numbers and quality traits that were associated with Charolais.

In 1998 John Collins changed the focus of the stud and in 2004 Matthew and Ann-Marie Collins purchased all the cattle and began the work of rebuilding the stud to the original standards set by John Collins in its inception.

Click through here to read more on the Kenmere Charolais history

Kenmere Sale Bulls

Kenmere focuses on high growth with good muscling and thickness of body.Many of our bulls are the product of AI or embryo campaigns. Individual Sires are selected to provide the treats for good commercial breeding.  Sires are selected with the aim to produce moderate framed thick bodied bulls with great muscle.

Breeding Programmes

Throughout each year hand selected females are used in AI programmes. Our aim is to continue to produce the wide diversity we have in our herd and increase our selection for sale bulls and females. Stud sires at Kenmere are from an individual blend of females and selected AI sires.

Kenmere Females

Over recent year’s embryo and AI programmes have provided us with original Kenmere genetics’ in our female breeders. These days over 50% of our  Breeder’s come from our original bloodlines. These bloodlines were from cattle imported into Australia in the 1970’s from France via New Zealand.