Recognising that our business is ultimately about the production of high quality beef is what encourages Gyranda’s active involvement in a wide range of industry initiatives. As a result, Gyranda is consistently at the fore front of general industry and breed specific developments and is recognised as a pioneer in the development and implementation of breed testing standards. Confidence for our buyers is what drives this.
Gyranda is proud to be a family run business. We have been passionate about what we do for five generations. The History of Gyranda is the basis for our success and underpins our Breeding Philosophy . We hope that our combination of enthusiasm for newness and innovation, and high regard for the traditional methods of our forerunners – is obvious to you and enshrined in the quality of cattle we produce.
Peter and Nikki Mahony
Peter and Nikki manage the operation, and share ownership of the Gyranda Pastoral Company. Nikki (daughter of Burnett and Louise Joyce) and Peter met in Brisbane whilst both studying Agricultural Economics. They now have four children – Josephine, Christopher, Patrick and Dominic, and for eight years prior to 2009 owned and operated nearby commercial cattle property “Woolshed”. In 2009 the family moved to France for 18 months and upon their return shifted focus by buying into “Gyranda”.
Both Peter and Nikki maintain a strong commitment to biological farming and retain robust links to industry research in the areas of genetics, soil health and grazing management. On a broader scale they are dedicated to telling a positive story about agriculture both in Australia and overseas in the belief that we, as farmers, have to make stronger connections to the end consumer.
Burnett and Louise Joyce
Burnett and Louise successfully ran Gyranda from the early 1970’s and established an enviable reputation for cattle selection and their commitment to innovation. They have four children and ten grandchildren.
Burnett was a councillor on the Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ (Australia) Association, a respected cattle judge and holder of the R.W. Vincent award for “outstanding contribution to the Australian Beef breeding industry”. He died in May 2021, aged 74 years having made a profound impact on the lives of many. Louise is a renowned photographer whose images help tremendously to tell the story of Gyranda, the people and cattle that grow here.