About
Fig Tree Park Angus

Est. in 1999 by the Siddell Family at Fig Tree Lane, McKees Hill, NSW.

Fig Tree Park Angus was established in 1999 by Stuart, Jennifer, Jason and Scott Siddell on the North Coast of New South Wales at McKees Hill, between Lismore and Casino, with eldest son Jason as stud principal. The stud name was derived from the beautiful Moreton Bay fig that the family’s home overlooked at Fig Tree Lane, McKees Hill.

Jason’s passion for the cattle industry began at a young age, parading dairy and beef cattle with his brother Scott at local North Coast shows. His interest grew from the show ring to breeding, with a desire to produce Angus bulls for use within the family’s own commercial Hereford herd and to supply to other commercial beef producers.

In 2004 Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Rural Science from the University of New England specialising in meat science. In 2006 Jason was awarded the Andrew Stebbings Memorial Scholarship by the Angus Society of Australia and travelled to England and Scotland for 6 weeks visiting some of the largest Angus herds in the United Kingdom and judging at Royal shows. Jason initially worked for UNE Meat Science before becoming a Local Land Services Beef Extension Officer on the Northern Tablelands. In 2018 Jason returned to beef cattle research as a Development Officer with NSW DPI working on 3D Cattle Assess and the Southern Multi-breed Projects.

In 2005, Stuart and Jennifer Siddell relocated the Fig Tree Park Angus stud and commercial herd to Glencoe on the Northern Tablelands of NSW where Stuart and Jennifer run their EU accredited commercial Angus and Angus x Hereford herd today.

In 2009, the Fig Tree Park Angus stud was relocated to Wandsworth NSW with the purchase of “Strabanne” and run by Jason and Tanya Siddell with later assistance from their son Jake and daughter Grace.

The foundation Angus females were purchased in 1999 from the Medlyn and Mundoo Angus herds with later acquisitions from Mundoo, Comfort Hill, Raff, Kansas, Aberdeen Estate, Coolarmagh, Barr G, Alumy Creek, Kilburnie and Dance Angus.

Sires have been purchased and used within the herd from Raff, The Grange, Mundoo, Coolarmagh, Lawsons, Glenmorgan and Rennylea Angus Studs.

The EU accredited Fig Tree Park Angus herd is currently run by Jason Siddell and his partner Laura Penrose, with assistance from Jake and Grace Siddell.

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1999

Purchase of first females Fig Tree Park Angus was established in 1999 with the purchase of a 4-in-1 package from Medlyn Angus. Medlyn Lulu L7 was purchased with heifer calf Medlyn Lulu T51 at foot and PTIC to Stevenson Fortune 425C. The semen straw included in the package was from Stevenson’s Royce.

Mundoo Jennifer Jason continued to invest in good female lines with the purchase of Mundoo Jennifer S85 by Canadian sire Glen Islau Toronto. S85 was purchased at 20 months of age PTIC. Read more about Jennifer here

2000

Introducing the Gypsey line Jason purchased show-winning heifer from Mundoo Angus, Mundoo Gypsey T123 for $4,000. Read more about Gypsey here:

2005

Relocation to NSW Northern Tablelands Stuart and Jennifer relocated Fig Tree Park along with their commercial herd to Glencoe on the NSW Northern Tablelands. In the same year the family purchased Comfort Hill Japara Z93 as a yearling heifer. Read more about Japara Z93 here

Relocation to NSW Northern Tablelands Stuart and Jennifer relocated Fig Tree Park along with their commercial herd to Glencoe on the NSW Northern Tablelands. In the same year the family purchased Comfort Hill Japara Z93 as a yearling heifer. Read more about Japara Z93 here

2007

RAFF Doris B106 Purchased by Jason as a 12mo maiden heifer by Boyd New Day at Warwick Angus Bull and Female Sale for $5,000. Doris remains in our herd today and has recently calved down at 15 years of age after being flushed as a part of our recent donor program. Read more about the infamous Doris here:

2009

“Strabanne” In 2009 Jason and Tanya purchased “Strabanne” at Wandsworth, 25km North West of Guyra and took over the running of Fig Tree Park Angus Stud with later assistance from their son Jake and daughter Grace.

“Strabanne” In 2009 Jason and Tanya purchased “Strabanne” at Wandsworth, 25km North West of Guyra and took over the running of Fig Tree Park Angus Stud with later assistance from their son Jake and daughter Grace.

2011

Kansas Jedda D191 Purchased at the Kansas Dispersal of their mature cow herd. In 2014 D191 had twin heifers BUSK42 and BUSK43 which she raised unassisted with no supplement and weaned over 500kg of calves off at 8 months of age. Read more about Jedda here

2013

Aberdeen Estate Dispersal Sale Purchased Aberdeen Estate Bold Thelma H14. In 2018, Jason sold her bull calf BUSP10 by Lawson’s Incredible L660 for $4,000. BUSP10 currently sits in the top 3% of the Angus breed for all Indexes.

2017

First On-farm Bull Sale With a sale average of $5,500, the first on-farm Helmsman Auction was a success for the Siddell family. In the same year, Barr G Mittagong D69 was purchased as a 9-year-old cow. She was flushed in 2020 and has again calved in 2021 just under 13 years of age to Rennylea P519. Read more about Mittagong here

2020

Fig Tree Park Embryo Program Four of Fig Tree Park’s top-performing females were entered into a donor program. Doris B106, Mittagong D69, Lulu D28 and Jedda H23 were flushed to GAR Phoenix, GAR Reliant, Baldridge Beast Mode and HF Alcatraz. Two embryos were implanted and have produced a GAR Phoenix X Doris B106 bull calf and GAR Reliant X Jedda H23 heifer calf. All four cows have since calved down in 2021 to Rennylea P519

Fig Tree Park Embryo Program Four of Fig Tree Park’s top-performing females were entered into a donor program. Doris B106, Mittagong D69, Lulu D28 and Jedda H23 were flushed to GAR Phoenix, GAR Reliant, Baldridge Beast Mode and HF Alcatraz. Two embryos were implanted and have produced a GAR Phoenix X Doris B106 bull calf and GAR Reliant X Jedda H23 heifer calf. All four cows have since calved down in 2021 to Rennylea P519

2021

Bull & Female Sale To be held on-farm and online via AuctionsPlus on Thursday 9th September, 2021. Selling two 2-year-old bulls and 28 yearling bulls. Over half the bull draft are suitable for use over heifers. Also on offer will be 15 specially selected registered heifers and for the first time the Siddell Family will offer their top 15 commercial heifers, all EU accredited.

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