Lightning Ridge Genetics was founded back in 1999 by Declan Patten. Over that time we have strived to purchase the best cows possible to build a strong foundation for our business. Growing up on a dairy farm I was lucky enough to inherit my passion for genetics from my father, Shane Patten.
Lightning Ridge Genetics currently own over 140 cattle in seven countries. Key relationships with breeders from around the world has allowed us to expand our business on a global scale. These relationships have provided the opportunity to source the worlds best genetics for the Australian market. This unique position has enabled initiatives such as Designer Embryos, Designer Cattle Company, the Designer Series Sale and the Global Impact. The Global Impact Sale in 2015 was regarded as the most successful sale Australia had ever seen. At that time the sale broke the Australasian record price for a dairy female at $112000, the highest averaging dairy sale ever at $9320 and a jersey record for an unjoined heifer at $22,000. Within 18 months we went on to smash this record by over $100,000. Lightning Ridge CMD Jedi Gigi was the highest GTPI heifer ever to sell at auction, selling for $251,000 at International Dairy Week 2017.
Our motto is "Your success is our passion". We aim to provide the complete package to our customers. Please contact us today to discuss how we can be a part of your future success.