Stone Axe Pastoral’s Operations

Stone Axe Pastoral operations are strategically located to achieve efficiencies across its functions and to service international and interstate customers. Locations are hand-selected with the following criteria in mind:

  • Accessibility to professional feedlot and abattoir facilities across Australia 

  • Proven cattle breeding and grow out areas, typically at altitude and typically with high summer rainfall

  • Diversification to achieve reliable rainfall and feed growing seasons


Alfreda – Ebor, New South Wales

Purchased by Stone Axe Pastoral in February 2018, Alfreda is located 88km north-east of Armidale in the resource rich New England Tablelands. The region enjoys an average annual rainfall of 900mm.



Glen Alvie – Ebor, New South Wales

Purchased by Stone Axe Pastoral in June 2017, Glen Alvie is located nearby the Alfreda property and is 79km north-east of Armidale. The property is in a high rainfall belt, receiving an average annual rainfall of 1200 – 1500mm.



Cheviot Hills – Kojonup, Western Australia

Located 260km south-east of Perth, this Western Australia property has significant water entitlements with state-of-the-art infrastructure including solar pumps and mobile monitoring access. The area benefits from reliable rainfall and feed growing seasons.


Our Team


Key Management


Michael Lukin


Michael Lukin is a Partner based in Roc Partners’ Sydney office and has 18 years of private equity and agricultural investment experience. Prior to co-founding Roc Partners, Michael was responsible for the overall management of Macquarie Group’s global private markets business. Before joining Macquarie in 2001, Michael spent over three years as an asset consultant with Towers Perrin, providing advice on investment matters and fund manager selection to superannuation funds and master trust clients. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with Honours from the University of Sydney, majoring in financial mathematics. He is a CFA Charter Holder and an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.


Scott Richardson

Managing Director

Scott Richardson has over 30 years experience in corporate agriculture and food production, specialising in premium livestock production, processing and marketing. His unique understanding of the complete ‘supply chain’ has enabled him to develop a competitive edge that has been instrumental in positioning businesses for greater profitability.

Scott has worked in a range of sectors within the Australian and international agricultural industry including northern & southern Australian livestock production, premium beef production both grassfed and grainfed, premium meat processing, packaging, brand development & marketing in South East & North Asia and Australia, value added food processing and industrial, hospitality & food service.

Scott’s commitment to the ‘Paddock to Plate’ philosophy has been highly valued in his executive roles with Craig Mostyn Group, Heytesbury Beef, WR Carpenter Beef, Dorper Lamb, Top Cut Foods (Simplot) and Hancock Agriculture. Scott is highly regarded within the industry for his ability to understand and operate across all elements of the business…he is as comfortable in the paddock as he is in the Boardroom and this attribute is highly valued by stakeholders.


Mathew Walker

Director & Founder

Mr. Walker is a businessman and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the management of public and private companies and in the provision of corporate advice. Specialising in the technology and agricultural sectors, Mr. Walker has served as executive Chairman or Managing Director for public companies with operations in North America, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Australia and Asia. He is also Chairman of financial services group the Cicero Group of Companies.

For twenty five years Mr. Walker has served as Managing Director of his family livestock business, which was sold in part to Australia’s largest beef cattle producer the Australian Agricultural Company Limited (ASX: AAC) in 2006, described by AAC at the time as “the world’s largest and most credentialed full blood herd outside of Japan and is viewed as Australia’s premier Wagyu Business”. He remains active in the agricultural industry, with extensive family beef cattle interests in both New South Wales and Western Australia, is one of Western Australia’s leading grain producers and a known industry advocate for animal welfare.

Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is an Economic Development Ambassador for World Vision Australia.


Brad Mytton


Brad Mytton is an Investment Director for Roc Partners and is responsible for the origination, recommendation and ongoing management of Asia Pacific investments, with a focus on Australian direct and co-investment strategies. Prior to joining Roc, Brad was part of a direct investment business within Macquarie’s Fixed Income Currencies & Commodities Group, investing in private companies in agriculture, energy, clean technology and retail sectors. Brad has also worked with Macquarie Capital providing investment banking advisory services to clients in the energy sector. Brad joined the Roc Partners business in 2011. Brad received his MBA from Oxford University, United Kingdom and his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.



Dr Reon Holmes

Dr Holmes is one of Australia’s leading cattle embryologists and veterinarians. Dr Holmes graduated from the University of Queensland as a fully qualified cattle veterinarian in 1989.

Dr Holmes has been involved in providing specialist bovine reproduction and veterinary services to elite cattle stud and seed-stock clients and to large clients within the commercial beef and dairy sector in Australia for the past 25 years.

Since 1993, Dr Holmes has owned Holbrook Veterinary Centre (HVC), NSW. HVC is a specialist cattle veterinary practice providing highly specialist reproductive and production services to leading Australian cattle producers, including embryo production. HVC produces more than 6000 embryos per annum and agists more than 200 active high value donors across a diverse range of cattle breeds.

Since 2006, Dr Holmes has co-owned CalfCorp Pty Ltd, Holbrook, NSW. Calfcorp is an integrated cattle artificial breeding business providing reproductive and production services to produce elite livestock for industry leading breeders and the Australian commercial beef and dairy industry. Including embryo transfer, donor management and contract breeding integrated with a large scale recipient herd to produce valuable weaned embryo transfer calves. CalfCorp has more than 3500 recipient cows and producers more than 2500 highly valuable embryo transferred calves per annum.

Since 2000, Dr Holmes worked extensively in both the Australian Beef CRC and the Dairy CRC research projects. In 2003, Dr Holmes was awarded the “Beef Improvement Association of Australia 2003 Award” for his services to the Australian beef industry.



Breeding Technology


Health Tracking

World-leading health tracking practices in place across our properties to ensure the optimum health and wellbeing of our cattle.


Productivity Enhancement

Through streamlined processes and the latest technology, our properties operate at peak performance year-round.


Quality Assurance

From leading genetics to cattle husbandry and farming practices, we offer consistent quality at every stage of the process.

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