Annual stud sale marks 25 years
Top bull is sold for $15,500
THE Heartland Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ Group celebrated 25 years at its annual bull sale in Roma on Wednesday.
The group had a successful sale, with 66 bulls selling for a gross total of $393,492, averaging $5962.
After the conclusion of the sale, members and agents stayed on to enjoy the Canapes with the Cattle anniversary festivities.
A MILESTONE was celebrated at the Roma saleyards, with the 25th annual Heartland bull sale on Wednesday.
The Heartland Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ Group is a collection of 10 studs which come together to promote and sell santa gertrudis bulls and females at annual sales in Roma.
There were 66 bulls sold for $393,500 to an overall average of $5962 on the day.
The top-priced sale of the day was Lot 61 Talgai Lott (P) which sold for $15,500 to Paul and Karen Timmins, Murgo Stud, Mungallala.
Seller Max Baldwin, of Talgai Santas, said the Timmins family was definitely getting a good quality bull.
“He comes from a good line, he’s been well looked after and he’s been mothered,” Mr Baldwin said.
“He’s only been fed oats and he’s come from an easy-going herd.
“He’s a natural gooddoer.”
Mr Timmins said he could tell they had purchased a good quality bull.
“What stood out was his sheer scale and the size of the bull,” he said.
“He’s a beautiful dark colour. And he has a really good background.”
The second-top-priced bull on the day was bred by Andrew and Angela Doering, of Spring Creek Stud, Crooble, New South Wales, and sold for an impressive $15,000.
After the official sale was
❝out What stood
was his sheer scale and the size of the bull.
— Buyer Paul Timmins
finished, group members gathered for the cutting of a cake to commemorate the anniversary and the four members who had been with the group for the whole 25 years.
Those who wished to stay on then enjoyed Canapes with the Cattle, with complimentary nibbles and drinks.
Members expressed their appreciation to Roma PJH Livestock and Top X agents for their support.
BIG BUCKS: The top-priced bull at the sale was Talgai Lotto. Sold for $15,500 by Talgai Santa Gertrudis and bought by Paul and Karen Timmins, of Murgo Stud.
MILESTONE: Heartland Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ Group members celebrate 25 years.
Heartland Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ Group junior members Oliver Evans, 3, and Taylor Phillips, 4.
Cutting the cake to celebrate the 25th anniversary.