AUSTRALIA’S BEST BULLS | LIFESTYLE
Jason Dittmann breeds the meanest bulls in the country. Here's a look at his wild life on film thanks to the guys at Can-Am.
Dittmann’s Bucking Bulls is the benchmark when it comes to breeding and training beasts for the PBR circuit and the man behind it all is jason Dittmann himself. That’s why they’ve got the top-ranked bull in Australia. It’s also why Dittmann’s Bucking Bulls was recently named PBR Stock Contractor of the Year.
Jason’s story is all about following your dreams. For years he and his wife drove past a property in Bloomsbury, Queensland, and dreamed of owning it. Jason worked on the mines to get the money together to turn that dream into reality. Then, while working underground one day, he and his mate Kerry Bentley came up with a wild idea – starting a bucking bull contracting business.
From the most humble of beginnings, Jason has now built a thriving, successful bucking bull business, with Kerry still by his side as flank man and bull handler. It all started with a financial gamble as Jason bought a few bulls. Now, he has his own herd of cattle which produces some of the country’s best bucking bulls. But it’s not just bloodlines that create that success. It’s the hard work that goes into training the bulls to be champions. As Jason says, these bulls are athletes. And they are trained like it.
Among Jason’s big dreams was to own the top bull in the country. In 2019 that dream came true when POA Locked n Loaded took out the PBR Bull of the Year title. “To own the bucking bull of Australia, that was my dream,” says Jason. “Usually the bucking bull is big, mean, has big horns… this fella is the littlest bull, no horns, he’s just got a big heart.” Dittmann’s pocket rocket has gone into a well-earned retirement now, but another Dittmann’s bull, Cattle King Boogers Beach, was named Bull of the Year in 2021 and is currently the best-ranked bull on the PBR tour.
As well as the breeding and training programme, Jason has also built a state of the art bull riding arena, complete with grandstands and a bar, on his property. Dittmann’s has recently started putting on its own bull riding events, and people flock through the gates to see the famous Dittman’s bulls in action on home soil. “This has been my dream my whole life,” says Jason. “I started with nothing, have been given nothing, just worked hard to get what I want.”
Jason is among the top breeders in Australia and trains title-winning bulls on his incredible property. They are all dreams that have come true, but Jason hasn’t finished dreaming just yet. His next goal is to host a full PBR event in his own backyard (quite literally). “That’s been my dream, my goal for a long time. When spectators come to this event, I want them to walk out of these gates saying I’ve been to the best bull rider in Australia. That’s what I’m here for.”
You wouldn’t bet against Jason Dittmann making it happen.