Our Team

A Family of Sustainable Beef Producers

This page is currently under construction, we can’t wait to show you our team!

Our Owners

Kara Knudsen

Bio coming soon..

Darcy Knudsen

Darcy Knudsen, Kingaroy-Born and raised on the land is a 3rd Generation Beef Grazier with an absolute wealth of knowledge and involvement in the Australian Agricultural industry.

Having come from a family with horses on both sides, he has always had a strong affinity for the Australian farming lifestyle.

From a stint in the States, where he was mustering and carrying out maintenance, to working on a corn and rice farm in his earlier years, to relining ball mills in Egypt, he has immeasurable hands on experience and know-how that flows into the day to day runnings of Knudsen Cattle.

The boys

Bio coming soon..

Leadership Team

Michelle Wiersma

Michelle joined Knudsen Cattle in late 2022 with a long history in the community sector and an MBA focused on Managing People and Leading People.

She provides executive and personal support to Kara and Darcy, while leading and mentoring a highly professional and efficient administration team.

You will probably catch Michelle in an op shop somewhere in Toowoomba on her weekends, as she embodies sustainable fashion and is the resident style queen of Knudsen Cattle with her quirky edge. She has a love of all things design and is an exhibited photographer.

Jarrod Cook

Jarrod Cook is our Operations Manager who’s adoration for the production of Beef Cattle had him join the Knudsen Cattle team in 2021. After eleven years of working on Cattle Stations  throughout Queensland and New South Wales, and owning and operating a horse training business, Jarrod picked up the tools to complete a Boiler making apprenticeship and enjoyed a stint in the raw materials sector, before returning to his passion of Australian Agriculture.

To enhance his theoretical knowledge, Jarrod completed an advanced Dual Diploma of Agribusiness and Agriculture through the University of Queensland and was proudly awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 2023. Alongside his partner Jade, and their three-year-old son, Harvey, Jarrod aspires to proactively encourage others to lay their roots in a rewarding and challenging career in Agriculture.

Kate Johnson

Kate is a vital part of our team and works as a book keeper for Knudsen Cattle. She has experience in ASX listed companies as a management accountant. She completed her Business degree in 2004, and Post Grad diploma in 2008. She lives in Toowoomba with her loving partner Rodrigo and their 3 young children. As busy as they keep her, she loves to travel and has backpacked Central & South America and has been to India and various parts of southeast Asia. She has a keen interest in nutrition, health and growing things and is enrolled in the Foundational Courses of the “Soil Food Web School” and hopes to one day (with her microscope) be a significant part of a catalyst for change to improve the soils of the world starting domestically in Australia.

The grass roots


Darcy & Kara Knudsen
PO Box 1039
QLD 4350

Phone: 07 4305 6010


Knudsen Cattle is a breeding and trading operation based in Queensland.
The breeding herd has a strong Santa Gertrudis base infused with Shorthorn. Genetics are selected through the use of tools such as the breed plan, morphology and structural soundness evaluations. 

Knudsen Cattle strives for innovation to stay ahead of the curve.