Let’s rewrite the History books shall we?

on 21st September 2021

The record books were rewritten across the board at the annual Gyranda Santa Gertrudis Sale, Theodore over the weekend (18 Sept 2021).

Peter and Nikki Mahony and family Gyranda Santa Gertrudis Stud, Theodore saw an event record price of $85,000 and their product sell to all parts of Queensland. The sale produced a 95 percent clearance at auction and a bottom line average of $11,977. In a breakdown of the offering 79 classified bulls topped at $85,000 to average $13,240 average while nine purebred counterparts topped out at $17,000 to settle at a $8889 average.

Making history and claiming an event record of $85,000 was the 22-month-old, Gyranda R280 (PS). Sired by Gyranda For Real F136 (PS) the youngster was ranked in the top five or 10 percent of seven indices for the breed. The sale topper weighed 770 kilograms with an average daily gain of 1 kilogram per day, scanned 10mm and 6mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fat, 120 square centimetres for eye muscle area, and 3.7 per cent for intramuscular fat. Taking home the sire aspirant was the Greenup family, Rosevale stud, Jandowae. Losing bidders were Shaun and Jo McGuigan, Cree stud, Thangool.

At $45,000 Gyranda Rasputin R110 (P) sold to Andrew and Kate Chapman, Rowanlea stud, Calliope. Aged 22-months and sired by Gyranda Newton N202 (PP) (AI) Rasputin hit the scales at 782 kilograms on the way to delivering a daily gain of 1.02 kilograms per day, 11mm and 7mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fat, 120 square centimetres for eye muscle area and 4.7 per cent for intramuscular fat. The bull was offered in a seven eight share and full possession arrangement and was ranked in the top five and ten percent for the breed in 13 different indices.

Solid volume and return clientele support is always evident at the fixture with Bingcliff Pty Ltd returning to secure a line of 11 to average $5000. Darcy and Kara Knudsen, Rosehall, Mundubbera returned taking nine at a medium of $12,667.  Top of the Rosehall selections at $20,000 was a 22-month-old Wightfields Ness N65 (PP) son. Donald, Margie and Ben Joyce, Balcarris, Taroom purchased four for a $17,500 average while Tom and Liz McIntyre, Mount View, Theodore claimed a trio for a $11,000 average. Topping the Balcarris acquisitions was the $22,000, 22-month-old by Gyranda Mustafar M576 (P).

Long standing St George clients, John and Jo Knights, Warragumbah, St George returned to take six at an average $11,000 with the Sevil family, Whyenbah, St George signing off on four to average $8500. Garth Christensen, Campo Santo, Taroom took with him two to average $20,500. Eskdale Cattle Pty Ltd., Eskdale South, Toogoolawah paid on average $13,000 for their five. Alan and Tracey Hewitt and family, Charvel, Theodore accounted for a pair for a $18,000 average while Ray Rider and family, Theodore returned taking three at a $8000 average. Charters Towers producers, the Luke family, Lignum Station, took four for on average $13,250.

Top selling purebred bull at $17,000 was a 23-month-old by Cathnal Upton 92 (P) son weighing 836 kilograms. He sold to Lindon Brown, Gullagimbi, Jackson.

Words: KB Ward – link to QCL article