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Big Enough To Count
Small Enough To Care

Our clients are never just a number

At GDL, we’re proud of the role we play in the livestock and real estate market across Queensland, the Northern Territory & New South Wales.

With agility and innovation at our core, our agency has been building relationships with local graziers and rural businesses, big and small, for over 27 years. Operating through a network of 29 regional branches, working for our clients is at the heart of what we do. Our specialists utilise their extensive market knowledge and local expertise, servicing rural communities, growing opportunities and delivering value to each and every one of our customers.

You can count on GDL to care – year after year, season after season.

Our History

In the late 1990s, four Dalby livestock agents started a new venture. Their vision was to build a Queensland livestock and station agency which combined youth and experience with a shared belief in doing business through trust, professionalism and honest hard work.

Despite suggestions that it was the wrong time for such an aim, the team of Noel Grant, Jamie Long, Peter Daniel and John Cullen trusted their resolve and persevered with their ambitious plan.

In 1997, their dream became a reality when Grant, Daniel & Long (GDL) began operations from a humble office in Dalby.

At a time when the internet was still in its early days, GDL started small. With just a desk, a phone and using second hand cars to visit rural clients, the team persevered and their fledgling business quickly began to carve out a place in the local market.

Since then, GDL has continued to grow. With valued local connections and an ongoing commitment to traditional personalised service, within 10 years, the business had expanded to 12 branches, trading more than 200,000 cattle.

Today, more than 25 years later, GDL now trades close to 462,000 head of cattle, buying through networks from Tasmania to Darwin.

GDL’s success has been bolstered further with the recent addition of real estate services throughout the cattle and sheep-producing regions of Queensland and the Northern Territory, which is strengthened by our relationship with Nutrien Harcourts.

An added partnership with industry giant Nutrien Ag Solutions® has been instrumental in the ongoing growth of the business and this proud joint venture continues to build our marketing base, giving our team access to a further 500 livestock agency offices across Australia.

With an expert team of more than 80 professionals who share our values of honesty and integrity, and a deliberate focus on innovation, GDL operates across Queensland, the Northern Territory & New South Wales continuing a commitment to providing the best service to our customers, big or small.

Our GDL branches are based in Dalby, Alice Springs, Barcaldine, Blackall, Chinchilla, Cobar, Crows Nest, Cunnamulla, Darwin, Goondiwindi, Julia Creek, Katherine, Kingaroy, Longreach, Mackay, Meandarra, Miles, Mitchell, Moura, Nebo, Pittsworth, Quilpie, Rockhampton, Roma, St George, Taroom, Toowoomba, Wandoan & Winton.

GDL is also partnered with Red Centre Rural in Alice Springs & Top End Livestock in Katherine, NT.

Whether it’s through livestock or real estate, working for our clients is fundamental in every aspect of our business. We value providing key outcome-oriented services, and enjoy being part of the social fabric of rural communities through our expert knowledge and understanding of local priorities. You can count on GDL to care – year after year, season after season.

Our People

We build strong, professional relationships based on the principles of honesty, integrity and pride in a job well done.

Our hand-picked team are our greatest asset. Our people are passionate individuals with the professional expertise and local knowledge to help you make the right decisions to deliver the best results.

Our stable and experienced workforce take pride in identifying talented young people and investing in their development.

GDL is committed to on-going training for all employees so they maintain their energy, efficiency and passion for what they do.

Like you, we live and breathe our business 24 hours a day.

From our livestock and property agents, to our administration staff”, we all have a common goal to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

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