Futurity Shorthorns History

Futurity Shorthorns was first established by Jason Catts in 1987. Jason, Kylie and his parents John & Althea then went on to develope the stud into a productive beef enterprise breeding stud cattle with a strong commercial focus. In 2007 Jason & Kylie purchased John & Althea’s share of the business and now run it with the help of their two children Riley and Jessica.

The Temana Charolais herd in its entirety was purchased from Kylie’s parents Terry and Maylene Griffin in 2021. The Temana herd was one of the first Charolais herds in Australia to be established in 1975. Terry & Maylene have had the focus of breeding moderate framed, easy fleshing well covered cattle. They were awarded numerous awards in carcase competitions.

The herd is run over 6 properties in North Western NSW in the Warrumbungle and Coonamble Shires. 

During the time it was taking to build up the stock numbers Jason studied a Degree in Science (Agriculture) at Hawksbury University of Western Sydney. From there he went on to manage large cattle studs, become Livestock Manager at Killara Feedlot (20,000 head) and then to manage a large aggregation of land with the main focus on back grounding and fattening cattle, and dry land farming for Colonial Agricultural Company in Southern Queensland.

The valuable knowledge and experienced gained in broad scale farming, livestock production and the wider agricultural supply chain has directed our focus on breeding and supplying livestock to value add to all parts of the supply chain. 

Futurity first started selling bulls at the Shorthorn National Show and Sale in Dubbo. Over the years they have been very competitive in the show ring being awarded many broad ribbons and rewarded more so in the sale ring. Originally the majority of bulls were sold out of the paddock until 2009 when the first On Property Bull Sale was held at Glen Ayr, Baradine. The Futurity bloodlines have been sort after from far and wide selling into all states of Australia and genetics internationally.