About Summit Gelbvieh
The Pugh family started breeding purebred Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh composite cattle in 1995. Today, the stud has more than 250 registered females and over 1,500 Gelbvieh cross commercial females.
Summit have been developing their Gelbvieh cattle to be an attractive cross-breeding option for producers, especially those with British breed cows, who want to add growth, muscle, milk and early maturity to produce more profitable animals. In addition to the purebreds, several composite lines of cattle are being developed at Summit.
The Pugh family have taken a particular interest in breeding and feeding cattle over the years, having run a 2,000 head capacity feedlot for the last 40 years, in addition to running the purebred and Gelbvieh cross commercial cattle program at their Narrikup property. The Pugh family also ran a 10,000 head capacity feedlot for 6 years. These experiences have meant that the Pugh family has had exposure to a number of different breeds of cattle, and therefore have had the opportunity to asses and compare breed performances for the domestic beef market. The Pugh family have used these experiences to direct Summit's breeding philosophies in order to produce more profitable animals.
John and Kim and their four daughters, Alexandra, Clare, Harriet and Georgia are all very much involved with the stud.