The Australian cattle stud which today is known as Mungatta was established with the purchase of females in 1973 and a sire of influence in 1977. The stud has been registered with the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society since 1974.
With the purchase of the sire of influence, Michaelong Champagne Charlie in 1977, sound structure, muscling and balance were introduced and his progeny won numerous awards at the Perth Royal Show and other country shows throughout the 1980's.
In recent years the emphasis of the stud has moved away from the show ring and has been geared more towards overall performance. Mungatta cattle have appeared in the 2004 Group Breeders Plan Stud Sire Analysis Top 100 for the supermarket index and long fed export lists.
Artificial insemination has been used widely in the breeding of the cattle stud in the years since its inception.
The stud itself is run in conjunction with a mixed farming operation in the wheatbelt region of Western Australia and the cattle graze alongside merino sheep as well as paddocks of wheat, oats, barley and lupins.