Home ] Greenup Eidsvold Santas ] Bulls for Sale ] Cows for Sale ] Steers for Sale ] Latest News ] Field days ] Quarter Horses ] Resources ]




2011 Results

2010 Results

2009 Results

Standing Room only at the Greenup Eidsvold Station Annual Sale - 2011

A packed stand of 109 registered bidders saw vigorous competition for the 95 bulls offered by Rick and Alice Greenup at the first combined Greenup Eidsvold Station Bull Sale, resulting in a 100% clearance.

Classified bulls made their mark on the day with a top of $24,000, 75 ‘S’ bulls averaging $6,125, with a total of 95 bulls averaging $5,763.00

Rick Greenup said he was honoured by the turnout of the crowd and appreciation shown for the cattle on offer.  

“Combining the best bulls from the two studs was always going to lift the draft offered on the day, but add to that the new genetics coming through the teams and the great season of feed behind us, and it all came together this year.  We are rapt the stud and commercial cattle breeders turned up to judge the offering.  It was great to have so much support from repeat buyers and a large contingent of new ones trying out the genetics for the first time, as well,” Mr Greenup said.

“It was a big decision to combine the sales and move off-property at Cardowan and take all the cattle to the Eidsvold Saleyards.  But at the end of the day Eidsvold is the Beef Capital of the Burnett and it just made sense to move the operation into the heart of cattle country,” he said.

Top price honours held out until Lot 41 and went to Eidsvold Station Fletch F24, selling for $24,000.00 to Burnett & Louise Joyce, Gyranda Santa Gertrudis Stud.  

Mr Joyce said he admired Fletch’s complete package with his overall capacity and balance of traits; weight gain 1.04 kg/day, good fat cover and an eye muscle area of 122cm; scrotal size 38cm and percent normal semen of 70%.

Fletch, a son of Eidsvold Station Zoro Z188 (PS) capped off an impressive run of the sons of Zoro, who had seven sons sell on the day to average $8,785.00

Rosevale Santa Gertrudis Stud, Jandowae, led the way early purchasing Lot 1, Eidsvold Station Feremone F30, a son of Zoro for $11,000.00.  The heaviest bull in the draft, Feremone, turned heads, weighing in at 823 kg with an ADG of 1.12, fat measurements of 8 and 14mm in the rib and P8 respectively, with a scrotal size of 40cm and percent normal semen morphology of 82%, and offered a balance of traits which was reflected in his Breedplan figures.

Close on their heels was Lot 2, Eidsvold Station Futurama F422, a powerful son of Eidsvold Station X-Cel, X90 who sold to Paul & Ingrid Hatton, Santahat Santa Gertrudis Stud, Eidsvold.  The depth of body and thickness of Futurama was reflected in his ADG of 1.07 kg/day to achieve 777kg on the day, rounding off a very correct bull with clean sheath, stones of 40 cm and an impressive set of Breedplan figures. 

Repeat buyer Somerset Pastoral Company, Kilcoy, jumped out of the gates early to put together a very tidy line of 4 bulls to average $6125.00, wrapping up his selection with Lot 11, Greenup Fellowship, a son of Greenup Ability A80 for $8,000.00.

Once again, Ability’s sons were in demand with seven sons selling on the day to average $5,583.00.  Dundee Quebec gave another solid progeny line-up with three sons selling to average $7,666.00, achieving $9,000.00 twice.

Locals, Keith & Julie Mossman secured 4 bulls to average $5,000.00 – with three of their pick being grandsons of Dangarfield Nitrate.

Volume buyer on the day was Kelly Pastoral Company, Hughenden putting together a line of six bulls to average $4,000.00.

Many of the bulls stayed in the district with great support shown by locals for the article.  Long time supporter, Bellbird Pastoral Company, Nanango secured three bulls to average $5,333.00.   Pat and Janelle Connelly, Eidsvold took home two bulls to average $4,750.00, while Grant Thorne , Curra Park Santa Gertrudis Stud acquired three bulls for an average of $4,833.00.

The on-line bidding was well received by western clients and most operating on-line were repeat clients who had not inspected the 2011 sale team prior to purchasing through AuctionsPlus, but said they had great confidence in the Greenup Eidsvold Station standards for function and fertility and guarantee policy, .

In total, fifty-six buyers from across Queensland and NSW signed off on the offering with two lots knocked down to on-line bidders operating on the AuctionsPlus on-line interface.

2010 - Greenup Enrique (P) to breed new benchmark 

Greenup Enrique E136 (P) was purchased by Wightfields Santa Gertrudis stud principal Geoff Goodland in 2010 for the top price of $24,000.  Rick Greenup retained some semen from the bull and both studs are delighted with the first crop of calves to be weaned in 2012.  

"I'd like to breed bulls like that every day of the year.  He had some of the best calves hitting the ground in 2012.  He has gone to a great herd of females and will do an excellent job for Geoff and the industry - his combination of constitution, growth, softness and muscle makes him an ideal sire when you combine those carcase attributes with his structure and fertility traits."  Rick Greenup

2010 - Top Eidsvold Station bull heads to Yarrawonga


Promising rains held out for the duration of the Eidsvold Station fifty-third annual bull sale at the Eidsvold saleyards last Friday. Repeat clients were in strong attendance, and both seedstock and commercial breeders were well represented to secure the quality Greenup Eidsvold Station genetics offered by the 68 bulls offered.

An optimistic future lies ahead for the top priced bull, Eidsvold Station Examine E460, to make his mark on the breed in one of the country’s leading herds. Examine, who weighed in at 811kg, was sold to the Bassingthwaighte family of Yarrawonga Waco Santa Gertrudis, Wallumbilla. While classified, the bull did not have a pedigree to report, he was sired by a classified bull and out of a classified cow.

David Bassingthwaighte sees their new acquisition as an opportunity to introduce outcross genetics into their herd, in a phenotypical package that was commented on by David’s father Alastair as a complete bull who is a real sire.

“We admired his muscling and length, and combined with his tidy sheath he will be an easy bull to join.” Mr Bassingthwaighte said.

While catalogued at lot 15, Eidsvold Station Examine led the sale in more ways than one. He boasted the equal highest eye muscle area in the sale at 125 square centimetres, was the heaviest bull on offer and also had the highest lifetime daily gain, of 1.11kg/day. He recorded the third highest scrotal size of 43cm, and scored 5mm and 8mm on the rib and rump respectively.

Repeat buyers purchased over ___pc of the bulls, and vendors Rick and Alice Greenup were pleased with the return support indicating their bulls were working well for their clients.

Woorabinda Pastoral Company, Woorabinda picked up seven sires for an average of $3,143 while the Jenkinson family, Hawkwood, Mundubbera purchased four bulls to average $5,375.

The Grimes family of Corrunovan Cattle Co, Boondooma paid an average of $5,000 for their four bulls, including paying the equal second top price of $7,500 for lot 42. Jingeri Pastoral Co, Esk bought lot 34 for the $7,500 to accompany their earlier purchase of lot 11 for $6,000.

On the completion of the sale complimentary refreshments were enjoyed by all in true bush spirit.


2009 - Greenup Santas to Record $27,500

By Peter Lowe, QCL

A CAPACITY crowd witnessed Greenup Downpour D4(P) attract the $27,500 record top price at Rick and Alice Greenup’s second annual Greenup Santa Gertrudis on-property sale, Cardowan, Kumbia last Tuesday.

Greenup Downpour D4(P), a 21-month-old son of Greenup Ability A80 with a lifetime daily gain of 1.09kg, EMA 118 and a scrotal circumference of 39cm, was secured by Ms Mackay, against fierce competition from a number of studs seeking his doing ability and fresh genetics on both the paternal and maternal sides.

The $27,500 record-priced Greenup Downpour D4(P) was bought by Celia Mackay, Celamba stud, Woodlands, Wandoan.

“Downpour is an example of the calibre of bulls that we are striving for and highlights the raft of new genetics that is emerging through our female herd and committed investment in sires.”  Mr Greenup said.

The new sires left a mark on the sale with six sons of Greenup Ability averaging $7833 and seven sons of Gyranda Atom selling to average $4928. Greenup co-principal Rick Greenup said Downpour is an exciting sire prospect with a lot of growth, muscle and performance, but his tremendous softness gives G Downpour the ability to lay down fat at an early age. 

“He (Greenup Downpour) took my eye for his sire appeal, clean tropical coat, structural soundness and clean poll head,” Celia Mackay said.

“His well-balanced EBVs will complement my breeders, in addition to his excellent sheath, natural thickness and great length-of –body with a good, deep hindquarter which completes the package,” she said.

“Greenup Downpour has complete outside genetics to the popular poll bloodlines available today,” she added.

The outstanding poll prospect will be used over selected Yarrawonga and Waco , Warenda, Gyranda, Wightfields, Tara , Santa Park, Rosevale, Eidsvold Station and Five Ace stud females bought over the past few years   

Around 300 people converged at the Greenup’s unique outdoor sale amphitheatre to bid enthusiastically on the genetic quality of the young draft of fertile bulls with an average age of 22 months.

Joint selling agents Elders and Grant Daniel and Long Pty Ltd sold 24 S bulls for a $5563 average, 11 herd bulls for a $2909 average and two quarter horses at $9250 and $7000.

Commercial beef producers Ian, Ben and Jack Michelmore, Fort Cooper , Nebo paid $9000 for Greenup Don Juan D122, an early maturing son of Greenup Yankee W760(P) which displayed a strong, powerful hindquarter, great length and a well-angled trim sheath.

Volume buyers included Andrew and Lauren Winks, Woolerine Grazing, Bollon, who bought six bulls to average $2916 and Dan Lawton, Lawton and Lawton, Brachenburgh, Winton who secured fours bulls for a $4500 average.

Interstate visitors John and Glen Hazleby, Biara Santa Gertrudis stud, Northampton , Western Australia bid $6500 for one of the youngest bulls in the draft, Greenup Doo-Hicky D136(P), a twenty month old son of impact sire Gyranda Atom – one of the first to be offered for sale. 

Return clients Steve and Jodie Pratt, Somerset Pastoral Company, Kilcoy secured premium genetics at both ends of the sale after buying Greenup Diesel D74(P), a soft-doing son of Swan Hill Handyman(PS) for $8000 and the prestigious Kyabra Cattle Baron six-year-old bay mare in Greenup Silverleaf for the $9250 top money.

Greenup Revelation, a six-year-old chestnut mare by resident sire in Greenup Double Trouble attracted the $7000 winning bid from Stuart and Joy Hamilton of Eidsvold.

Greenup principals Rick and Alice Greenup have enjoyed a remarkable run of sales selling a total of 92 bulls for a $4150 average between their two sales, Greenup and Eidsvold Station, over a five day period.

2009 - Eidsvold Station bulls top $7500

By Suzannah Barker QCL

A total of 43 bulls stud Santa bulls averaged $3814 and topped $7500 a the Eidsvold Station Sale last week.  A further sixteen herd bulls sold, grossing another $57,000 to average $3563.

Overall the sale saw 59 bulls sell for an average $3746 grossing $221,000, with a clearance of 86 percent.  Rick and Alice Greenup offered their first collection of bulls at the Eidsvold Sale on Friday September 18.  The top selling bull at the Eidsvold Sale was 23 month old poll Eidsvold Station Dobby D12 (P) sired by Gyranda YoYo, weighing in at 803 kg with an EMA of 109 sq cm and rib fat measurement of 6mm and P8 fat 9mm.

The winning bidders on Eidsvold Station Dobby were John & Kate McLoughlin, Aroona Station, Northern Territory, who were the highest volume bidders on the day.  The McLoughlins purchased a total of eight bulls, grossing $29,500 with and average of $3687.

The top selling herd bull was purchased by repeat buyers Guy and Lucy Devonish, Flagsprings, Chinchilla, who were also volume buyers, purchasing five bulls to average $4900.  Local Bruce & Viv Hutchinson, Tireen Eidsvold also purchased five bulls at an average price of $3300.  Jensco Grazing Elliotts Creek, Mt Perry purchased the second top selling bull for $7000, Eidsvold Station de Burgh D686 (PS) sire by Eidsvold Station Yogi Y20 weighed in at 793kg with an EMA of 122 sq cm.

Glenholme Pastoral, Manumbar purchased three bulls with an average price of $4333.  Eidsvold Station staff and Rick & Alice Greenup used the sale to encourage past buyers and and friends of Anthony Coates, Eidsvold Station to bring their brands along and mark a commemorative board for his upcoming 70th birthday.  BY the end of the day the boards were almost full with different shapes and numbers of brands belonging to people locally and from afar.