Our bulls complain that we’re too tough on them.
But Our Clients Aren’t Complaining
Santa Gertrudis Bulls are sought for their consistency, toughness and ability to
breed heavier calves that finish easily by stud and commercial breeders across
Australia - from Western Australia to the Northern Territory to New South Wales.
Bulls provide exceptional fertility, soundness and carcase traits to stud
breeders looking for a consistently superior article.
Kelly purchased Greenup Viagra (P) from Greenup Santa Gertrudis for
$17,000 in 2004.
Viagra was mated with 54 cows in 2005, with 52 cows returning a positive
“I chose him using the Sire Selector on the Santa Gertrudis
website and doing a physical inspection prior to the sale. I was
particularly impressed with his temperament and structural soundness,”
Mr Kelly said.
semen morphology was excellent and he proved to be a potent calf-getter.
Viagra’s calves have the muscle, temperament and structure that I
seek. I am very happy with his performance."
our Dispersal Sale in 2006, cows with calves at foot by Greenup Viagra and
back in calf to Viagra sold to a top of $8500 and Viagra himself was
resold for $15,000 after working two seasons – a great return on my
Late Kensit Kelly,
Wallah Santa Gertrudis Stud.
Santa Gertrudis commercial cattle are sought for their proven performance
in feedlots and off pasture. Premiums
are paid for the cattle’s quiet disposition and exceptional weight
Greenup, GDL Beef Galore 400-500 kg
|"We have fed a lot of Greenup bred steers.
They are great converters, high weight gainers and produce outstanding
weight for age carcases. I wish we could buy a lot more of
Services, Grant, Daniel and Long
Graham McDermot first bought Greenup Santa
Gertrudis Bulls for his
property “Toblemore” in 2003 and after seeing how they handled the dry
seasons he has been back every year.
Greenup Bulls are excellent
walkers, I found them working 20 km from water in the dry times.
I’ve has a top calving rate since using Greenup bulls, and have
changed 75% of my herd to Santas. My red cattle are doing in excess of
2kg/day in the feedlot compared with the Brahman’s gains of
1.6-1.7kg/day and are quicker to go on feed.
Nowadays I have 3-4 works chasing my steers. The Greenup bred
cattle have excellent temperament and are superior to handle in the yards
|"We have purchased steers from Rick & Alice
Greenup and have been very happy with the results from our backgrounding
operation. We have found them to be a good line of cattle and well
suited to the feed-on steers market. Despite a hard winter feeding
only on grass, these cattle still gained 0.8kg per day. We will be
looking to purchase Greenup steers again!"
& Sonia Bassingthwaighte
Jingi, Jandowae, Qld