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"Where good santas get together" - Stud 814

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"Where good santas get together" - Stud 814

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"Where good santas get together" - Stud 814

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"Where good santas get together" - Stud 814

Santa Gertrudis

The Breed

The Santa Gertrudis breed was developed in the USA by King Ranch, Texas and were introduced to Australia in 1952. Santa Gertrudis are the only breed in Australia that have a strict classification system to maintain and improve the standard of quality within the breed and have now become a major force in the Australian beef industry whether purebred or cross bred with other breeds Santa Gertrudis have proved themselves throughout Australia to be herd improvers.

Santa Gertrudis are a Bos Indicus derived breed found in herds from the far north to the more moderate climates in the south. Santa Gertrudis are synonymous with quick growth, bloat resistance, hardiness and high weight gains making them much sought after by breeders, backgrounders, feed lotters and meat processers.

Santa Gertrudis have proved their ability to do the job in good seasons, particularly where their bloat resistance is a great advantage, and in bad ones, which they have the ability to handle well.

The Santa Gertrudis breed has and is continuing to underpin much of the Australian cattle herd.Look for Santa Gertrudis cattle in the saleyards, but more importantly look to put them in your herd.

For breed information follow the link www.santagertrudis.com.au

Showing

The stud started showing in 1974 and exhibited cattle from then for 30 consecutive years at Sydney Royal and regional shows, enjoying good success. Our policy is to continue showing cattle using the professional services of Scott Ferguson of Glenn Oaks Fitting Service Nobby QLD.

Fertility

We believe fertility is of the upmost importance and have a strict breeding policy. All females not PTIC are culled immediately and all our sires and sale bulls undergo yearly soundness and semen testing combined with annual vaccinations of 7 in 1, vibrio and pesti guard. In addition all bulls sold are tested prior to sale to confirm that they are not carriers of pesti virus.

EBV’s

The stud cattle are assessed for their estimated breeding values by ABRI and the figures are showing continuing encouraging trends.