The Square Meaters breed was specifically developed to produce tender young beef for Australia's premium domestic market.
The aim was to have cattle that would consistently produce a 260 to 300 KG vealer at eight to nine months of age, yielding a 140 to 160KG carcass with even fat cover, good muscling and a high meat yield. They can also be carried through to produce the ideal 400 kg butchers beast.
Initially stud Murray Grey females selected with an emphasis on structure and muscling with a moderate frame, good milking ability and docile temperament were joined to early maturing, easy calving Murray Grey sires.
The result is the Square Meater, a compact, quiet and easily managed animal with built in muscling, early maturity and productive efficiency.
They double returns to producers through reduced costs of production, more efficient feed conversion, and a greater percentage of calves being ready to market at an early age that attract premium prices.
The excellent feed conversion rate and marbling ability of Square Meaters makes them ideal for cross-breeding with bos indicus and european type cattle.
The Square Meaters trouble free calving performance makes them ideal to use across heifers of any breed.
The inherent docile temperament of this all-Australian breed means females breed easier, rear their calves better and are more productive. Quiet Square Meaters steers fatten quicker, produce better carcasses and fetch higher prices.
To be registered class "A", purebred Square Meater bulls must measure 113 cm or less at the shoulder at 12 mths.
Females must be 110 cm or less at the shoulder at 12 mths
Square Meaters are efficient producers of quality beef that can't be ignored by progressive commercial breeders.