The story begins in the North East of England in the 18th century, where Teeswater & Durham cattle breeds were being refined using selective breeding techniques by Charles and Robert Colling. This program would go on to give rise to one of the most highly sought after beef cattle breeds anywhere in the world… the Shorthorn.

The culmination of this breeding program was the birth of the bull Comet in 1804, who, in 1810 went on to fetch 1,000 Guineas at the Brafferton sale, breaking all records as the first bull to draw such a price tag.

This bloodline would go on to be a key influencer in the Modern Shorthorn breed that is celebrated for its superb eating qualities.


The Shorthorn breed keeps the oldest breed registry in the world. In 1825 the first registered Shorthorn cattle arrived in Australia, imported by Potter McQueen in Scone, NSW.

By 1890, Shorthorn cattle accounted for 50% of all temperate cattle and nearly all cattle in the difficult Northern climate.

Today’s Shorthorn cattle are noted for their excellent maternal abilities, temperament, growth and meat quality, particularly marbling.

With Thousand Guineas you will enjoy an open texture with a buttery flavour, a great bite and lots of juice. Perfectly suited for that special occasion when friends, family or colleagues come together to share a richly rewarding moment in time.


Thousand Guineas Shorthorn Beef is packaged exclusively by Australia’s largest and most recognised beef producer. In partnership with The Shorthorn Society of Australia and accredited livestock producers, Thousand Guineas utilises grain finishing expertise and state-of-the-art processing facilities to deliver you a unique beef product with an exquisite tenderness and flavour, that would put it at home on any menu around the world.

Thousand Guineas Shorthorn Beef is produced to meet vigorous and exacting high levels of food safety ensuring this product is clean, safe and healthy.