Wargundy Angus was founded by Alistair and Jen McLaren.
Alistair was a 4th generation farmer on the McLaren’s family farm in Northamptonshire for 15 years and in conjunction with his father ran The Aynho Herd. Faced with a choice of staying in England or moving to Australia Alistair made the big decision to move to Australia in 2014 with plans to start his own Angus herd.
Alistair was very involved with the Aberdeen-Angus Society in the UK and served as a council member from 2011-2014 and as an adjudicator for the Aberdeen-Angus Youth Development Programme in 2014. In 2004 Alistair won the Society’s Youth Development Programme. Alistair has judged cattle classes at numerous agricultural shows and herd competitions across the UK. Most recently he has been the Head Steward of the led cattle section at the Dunedoo Show and is keen to get involved in showing cattle in Australia.
Jen has always had an interest in agriculture and is the 5th generation of her family to live at Wargundy. The Bowman family have been in the Dunedoo area since the 1800’s and have lived on Wargundy since the homestead was built in 1890.
After gaining a degree in Agribusiness Jen spent time working in Agribusiness Banking in Australia and working in farm administration in England. Jen’s focus is now on raising the 6th generation at Wargundy and helping run the farm. With Jen’s parents still living on the farm there is plenty of help and guidance available.
Wargundy is mixed farming with cattle, sheep and crops. Previous generations have had Shorthorn cattle and Merino sheep with Jen’s parents running a Simmental Stud and a Simmental x Shorthorn commercial herd during their time running the farm.