An­nual stud sale marks 25 years

Top bull is sold for $15,500

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Dionysius sarah.dionysius@west­ern­starnews.com

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.

PHOTO: SARAH DIONYSIUS

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.

PHO­TOS: SARAH DIONYSIUS

MILE­STONE: Heart­land Santa Gertrudis Breed­ers’ Group mem­bers cel­e­brate 25 years.

Heart­land Santa Gertrudis Breed­ers’ Group ju­nior mem­bers Oliver Evans, 3, and Tay­lor Phillips, 4.

PHOTO: NICK INMON

Cut­ting the cake to cel­e­brate the 25th an­niver­sary.

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