John Henwood - Australia Day Honour

January 30, 2018

The Droughtmaster Society would like to congratulate John Henwood on his Order of Australia Medal (OAM) which was awarded to him in the 2018 Australia Day Honours “For service to the cattle breeding industry.” 

John, and his wife, Annette, were well-respected identities in the pastoral industry in Western Australia and were renowned for their Droughtmaster herd in the beef cattle industry. The Henwoods were pioneers of the Droughtmaster breed in the Kimberleys. 

Until recently, the couple lived on “Fossil Downs” in northern Western Australia. John was always a regular fixture at the annual DN. Sales having attended sales for over 30 years, often wearing his trademark hat.

In 2015, John and Annette were awarded Life Membership of the Droughtmaster Society. This was the first time that a commercial cattle breeder has been awarded Life Membership.



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