The Scottish Australian Company founded the Texas Angus Stud in 1936 at Texas Station, Texas Qld by importing twenty-one stud heifers and one sire (Kirkton Eroll Champion of the Scottish Angus Show).
Other famous sires such as Elusid of Balford (Imp) and Paidrew of Kildinny (Imp) were used in the stud and were also Champions at the Sydney and Brisbane Royal Shows.
In 1955, the Texas Stud was dispersed and Mr Walter Mayne purchased the majority of females including the stud sire Paidrew of Kildinny (Imp) and the Gibraltar Angus Stud was formed at “Gibraltar”, Texas Qld. Ironically it was the property next door.
The Gibraltar Stud was run by the Mayne family for 26 years and won many championship awards at both Brisbane and Sydney Royal Shows. The Gibraltar Stud was dispersed in 1981 and at the sale, Walter’s son Bill and his wife Judy purchased 21 stud cows with heifer calves at foot and the Texas Angus Stud was reformed with all descendants of the original cattle imported from Scotland back in 1936.
In 1999, the Texas Angus Stud was relocated to “Doongara” Warialda, Northern NSW to expand the stud to what it is now. Today Ben Mayne (3rd generation Mayne) and his wife Wendy run the stud.
A glimpse of the success of Texas/Gibraltar Angus
AN EXTRACT FROM THE TEXAS ANGUS DISPERSAL CATALOGUE IN 1954