inIn 1968 Rick Snr formed the Charolais Cattle Association of Australia and the first Charolais sale was held at our farm " Mandalong Park" in St Marys Sydney, attended by Sir Anthony Hordan . Again with the Charolais he broke many records and received many awards.
White Valley Hamish was purchased from NZ and topped the Canadian evaluation program “Conception to Consumer”100% unassisted calving. We are still using his frozen semen today.
In the late 70's the Russians purchased cattle and semen from us which we still use today.
Mandalong Chock was sold to an Australian Syndicate for $165000.00 an Australian record.
Mandalong Studs has shown Charolais at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and only up until 1991 but has won 10 Grand Champion Bulls, 6 Junior Champion Bulls, 4 Grand Champion Cows, 4 Junior Champion Heifers, 7 senior Champion Bulls, 4 Senior Champion Females, and 9 Sire Progeny Groups and 2 Sydney Royal Show interbreed Hordan Trophies.
In 1980 Inaugural Hordern Trophy with Mandalong Lad and Mandalong Jessica 2nd and then in 1989 with Mandalong Eden and Mandalong Friesia B19E Mandalong Studs shares the record for winning this most prestigious trophy twice (both champion bull and female) with Yarrawonga – Waco Santa Gertrudis Stud owner, Mr. Alistair Bassingthwaighte.