It seems that the tougher conditions get, the more Santa Gertrudis show how valuable they are to the Australian beef industry.
The Rockingham Santa Gertrudis operation in Western Division country have produced cattle proven to survive, generate excellent calving rates and sappy calves, and recover quickly after periods of limited pasture.
The demand for Santa cattle has been, over the past two years, noticeable with Rockingham steers selling to a renowned feedlot at Hay as well as over the hook to Teys Cargill at Wagga.
With the demand for Santa females always strong, much of our current business is selling Santa bulls to British blood herds to increase frame, weight gain, calving ease and do-ability, let alone the other advantages of pink eye and bloat resistance.
The sale will be held at Tara Station, 30km off the Kidman highway at Euabalong West, from noon on September 27. The facilities at Tara include an undercover selling centre, air strip and accommodation.