A new line of ge­net­ics breeds stud’s best bulls

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

BULLAMAKINKA Santa Gertrudis Stud is hold­ing its fifth an­nual bull sale at Bullamakinka, West­mar, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12.

Stud owner Craig Hin­dle said this year’s sale bulls had been care­fully se­lected from a draft of over 600 stud cows with a fo­cus on qual­ity.

There will be 61 lots on of­fer with 43 polled or scurred. Mr Hin­dle said they have in­vested in new ge­net­ics this year, and are very happy with the bulls they’ve pro­duced.

“This year’s draft is well rep­re­sented by our re­cent in­vest­ment in new sires in­clud­ing first sons of Dan­garfield X-Box (P) $62,500 and Rose­hill Jame­son (PS)

$45,000. “Dan­garfield X-Box re­cently pro­duced the top priced Dan­garfield sale bull for

$72,500 and is pro­duc­ing very thick-set and cor­rect cat­tle.”

Mr Hin­dle said the sale has been put back from the nor­mal sale time in Septem­ber due to sea­sonal con­di­tions.

“We be­lieve Oc­to­ber sales bet­ter suit cat­tle breed­ers re­quire­ments when they need bulls for the com­ing join­ing sea­son,” he said.

“It’s been a re­ally poor sea­son, one of our worst sea­sons since we’ve been there since 2006. There has been some rain around, and the santa sales have held up pretty well this year.

“There is al­ways a mar­ket for qual­ity bulls, so you just have to put up qual­ity bulls.

“It’s hard to know how it (the sale) will go but we’ve had a bit of en­quiry so we’re hope­ful.

“It’s prob­a­bly our best line of bulls that we’ve had, we’re pretty happy with them.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BEAU­TI­FUL BULLS: Mus­ter­ing cat­tle for the Bullamakinka bull sale.

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