Family fun farm Ambrose’s family farms have become a household name for Queenslanders thanks to the family’s love of family and their love of farm animals.
Key points:The Ambroses have been involved in farm raising for more than 40 years, but are now turning to the cattle industryAfter years of raising cattle on the farm, Ambrose has decided to take the plunge into cattle farmingAfter more than 50 years, Ambroses cattle are in the marketThe Ambrosys family is in the cattle business, but for a different reason.
Ambrose’s daughter and son-in-law, who are both from Queensland, have started a family-owned cattle business that is now looking to take cattle farming into the cattle sector.
It is called Ambrose Family Farms and the family is the first in the world to have a fully licensed cattle operation.
The family, which includes a young daughter and a son-at-law from Western Australia, are currently selling cattle on a small farm in the Queensland town of Albion, where they live with their parents.
The Ambres are already selling cattle, and have raised more than 1,000 cattle in the past 12 months, raising more than $1 million in total.
Their farm is set to become a new farm with 10,000 head of cattle by 2021.
“We have been raising cattle in this region for 40 years and now, after many years of family involvement, we decided to enter the cattle trade,” Ambrose said.
“It’s a family business, we are all part of it and we are a family.”‘
We just got to keep it small’The family has been involved for a long time in cattle farming, growing their own and working with local farmers.
“I think there are some families in this country who think they can get away with it and there’s some families who think it’s too big and they can’t manage it,” Ambrosus wife, Jill, said.
In the past few years, the Ambross have invested more than a quarter of their total farm income into the business.
“When you look at the money we make we’re a very small family,” Jill said.
They also take pride in keeping their cattle on pasture, rather than on hay, because of the risk involved.
“That’s just what we’ve learned, that when we do that we get away from the stress of the cow, and we can enjoy the farm,” Jill Ambrosos said.
The couple and their partners also have an office and cattle management team on the property, where the family can be present and listen to the animals.
“They can listen to them talk and it’s a little bit of a sanctuary for them,” Jill ambrosus said.
After about two years, Jill said the Ambrose children are now considering the move to the larger farming property.
“The kids are going to start raising cattle,” she said.
It’s not an easy decisionThe family is confident that the move will allow the family to retain some control over the cattle they raise.
“But it’s also a challenge that we’ve had to work through for so long and we’re determined to work it out,” Ambres said.
There are still concerns about the impact of cattle farming on the environment.
“In terms of what it’s going to do to the environment, we’ve got to look at all the facts, and then we can make a decision,” Jill, who works at the local animal welfare organisation, said