Your cattle is our priority

About Us

Our Story

Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards is operated on property owned by Hamish & Mary McIntyre. The McIntyres run a family-owned cattle breeding, backgrounding, lot feeding and finishing enterprise, alongside mixed farming and cotton operations across a number of properties in south-west Queensland. With strong family ties to the Maranoa district, the McIntyre family look forward to expanding their beef enterprise utilising home grown inputs and local cattle to create a superior product for domestic and export markets.


Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards is a proud regional enterprise, contributing to the community in which we operate and conduct business.

In addition to employing locally and supporting local businesses, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards aims to support the youth, local sporting clubs and charities in the region.


The owners of Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards are a 4th generation farming family, and all before have made their living from the land. Consequently, it is in our best interest to protect and nurture the environment for future generations.

We operate in accordance with strict environmental guidelines set out in Australian legislation. In addition, the feedlot is responsible for complying with the high operating standards determined by the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme, including strict requirements relating to environmental management, reporting and the impact of operations on water, soil, the community and overall ecology.

Investment in technology, combined with a commitment to ongoing improvement, enables Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards to make a genuine contribution to environmental sustainability.

Animal Welfare

From commencement of business, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards has operated under the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)

As part of the scheme, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards is independently audited annually across five key standard modules:

  • Livestock Management
  • Food Safety Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Product Integrity
  • Quality Management Systems

We have a high level of compliance to NFAS requirements and continually look for ways to improve our practices by:

  • Low stress cattle handling techniques
  • Ongoing training for all team members
  • Daily health checks of all animals by qualified stockmen and stockwomen
  • Provision of onsite animal hospitals with treatment protocols designed by our consulting veterinarian
  • Individualised attention for sick animals
  • Superior infrastructure & equipment for animal health & welfare
  • On call veterinarians & nutritionists available 24/7
  • Ample room for cattle in pens to move freely
  • Clean drinking water available 24 hours a day
  • A high quality and nutritious freshly milled ration fed daily
  • High frequency pen cleaning to provide a clean environment for cattle
  • Taking steps to minimise stress during transport (adjusting the time of day of transport, having familiar animals together)

Our success is reliant on healthy animals and we treat them with the utmost respect and handle them in a humane and ethical manner.

Industry Involvement

Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards and its related farming businesses are committed to the industries in which they are involved. Where possible, the businesses retain an active membership in organisations such as:

NFAS Accredited: Grain Fed Beef - Guaranteed
Australian Lot Feeders' Association
Meat & Livestock Australia



  • We will, at times, look to purchase quality flat back trade steers & heifers suitable for the Woolworths and Coles supply chains (approx.. 320-380kg LWT)
  • We are EU accredited and will look to procure EU feeder cattle at times.
  • Contact Andrew Wardle on 0427 255560 or Geoff Maslen on 0427 697527 for current prices for these types of cattle.


Roma Feedlot & Spelling yards is a proud supplier to:

  • Woolworths
  • Coles Supermarkets Australia
  • NH Foods (EU cattle)
  • Kilcoy Global Foods
  • JBS – Beef City


Roma Feedlot

The feedlot was designed as a cost efficient feed yard. The wellbeing and performance of your cattle is something we pride ourselves on. The business boasts new grain milling and tempering facilities and smaller feed yard pens of 133 (SCU) for maximising comfort and feed conversion.


Roma Feedlot is located 40km south west of Roma and is only 16km (net) off the main eastbound route for cattle travelling east and south. Being located on the western side of Roma allows for direct access by type 2 Road trains (Triples) from the west.

Get Directions

Head south on Carnarvon Highway

Keep straight onto Warrego Highway headed west

Turn left onto Southern Road

Turn right onto Mount Abundance Road

Turn left onto Binya Lane

Turn left into Roma Feedlot entrance

Continue through Muckadilla for 5kms on Warrego Highway

Turn right into Massey Lane

Turn left onto Mount Abundance Road

Turn right onto Binya Lane

Turn left into Roma Feedlot entrance

Turn left on Warrego Highway to Roma

Keep on Warrego Highway through Roma

Turn left onto Southern Road

Turn right onto Mount Abundance Road

Turn left onto Binya Lane

Turn left into Roma Feedlot entrance

Spelling Yards

We offer spelling facilities for cattle in transit or for accumulating mobs of cattle for redistribution to backgrounding properties. Unload, feed, water and rest your cattle in transit.

It is an ideal facility for prepping sale bulls (from the south) to adjust to the climate and be prepared for the bull sales in Queensland.


Specifications & Quality

To achieve the high standard of results in our cattle, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards follows strict specifications in relation to any commodities purchased for use in the feedlot. The hygiene and nutritional value of feed is paramount, and this starts with strongest quality control.

We may, on occasion, require some of the following commodities to supplement our own supply of inputs:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Silage
  • Wheaten or Oaten Hay

Call Nick Henderson on 0402 490320 for current pricing.

We require all commodities be delivered to industry and contract specifications. Guidelines are based on the standards set out by Grain Trade Australia (GTA). Specs can be found here.