Annual Bull Sale

Bulls that keep growing out after sale day…even in the tough times.  The sheer volume of the Gyranda stud herd allows us to prudently select Sires using rigid and highly structured processes. We select using EBV data and visual appraisal, for structural soundness, fertility, growth rates and temperament.

Each year Gyranda offers over 100 private paddock sale bulls as well as 100 bulls at our on-property sale.  Sign up to our newsletter or contact us to receive information leading into sale season.

You can read more about the Gyranda selection model in Gyranda’s Breeding Philosophy.


~ GYRANDA 2023 ~

Sale summary 16/09/2023

  • 93/95 bulls av $9,828
  • Top $28,000 (three times – Lot 10, 23, 71)
  • 98 pc clearance
  • Agent: GDL

The Mahony family of Gyranda Santa Gertrudis saw huge support at their annual sale on Saturday, September 16, held on-property, near Theodore.

Overall, of the 95 lots offered, 93 sold for a clearance of 98 per cent, achieving an average of $9828 and gross of $914,000.

In a further breakdown of the sale, 82 of 83 classified ‘S’ bulls sold to an average of $10,110, topping at $28,000 three times, and 11 of 12 purebred herd bulls averaged $7,727, reaching a top price of $14,000.

The first to make the top money was lot 10, Gyranda Tequila T672 (P), selling to the Macarthur family of the Normanby Santa Gertrudis stud, Boonah.  A 23-month-old son of Cree Jackaroo, out of Gyranda F109, sits in the top 10% of the breed for growth, scrotal, RBY and indexes out of a mother who weaned 10 calves in 11 years.  Tequila weighed in at 886 kilograms and sported an EMA of 132 square centimetres, IMF of 4.8 per cent, scrotal circumference of 41 centimetres, and P8 and rib fat measurements of 10 and 7 millimetres, respectively.

Normanby’s Callum Macarthur said they were very impressed with their purchase, a bull which exemplified the uniformity of the Gyranda herd.

“We come back to the Gyranda sale because they’ve got a uniform product; everything they put forward to their customers is very consistent, and I think that kind of dependability is really valuable,” he said.  “This bull fits our model really well. He’s got really good growth, really good carcase and retail beef yield.  We like cattle that grow strong and make a valuable product, but we don’t want to compromise on fertility or fats.”

Next to reach the pinnacle was lot 23, Gyranda Trendsetter T494 (P), a 23-month-old son of Rosevale Quirindi Q70, out of Gyranda P135, purchased by the Adams family of Dangarfield Santa Gertrudis, Taroom.  Trendsetter carries growth data in the top 1% of the breed and gives nothing away in carcase or fertility with his dam weaning 4 from 4 calves so far.  He weighed 876kg, with an EMA of 135sq cm, IMF of 4.6pc, scrotal circumference of 40cm, and P8 and rib fat measurements of 12 and 8mm, respectively.

Also heading back to stud duties, Dangarfield’s Ben Adams described the sire as “complete and hard to fault.  He just really appealed to me for his overall length and balance, and quiet disposition – he’s beautifully natured,” he said.

Later in the draft, it was lot 71, Gyranda T600 (P), who caught the eye of the Nock family, Red Mile Santa Gertrudis, Mundubbera, also reaching a top price of $28,000.  At 830kg, the 24-month-old son of Diamond H Utility U29, out of Gyranda Q659, exudes eye appeal, with a good balance of growth and muscle.  He boasted an EMA of 134sq cm, IMF of 5.8pc, P8 and rib fats of 12 and 7mm, respectively, and measured 39.5cm in the working gear.  Red Mile stud principals Allan and Jocelyn Nock said the bull would really complement their cow herd, a major factor behind their purchase.  “I like the muscle and the softness in him, he’s a very correct bull,” Mr Nock said.  “I thought the bulls were well presented across the board, and in our eyes, he was the best bull here. We look forward to seeing what his calves are like and now the biggest challenge is what to name him.”  The couple said he would be used heavily within their stud herd, going over around 80 females.

Following the sale, Gyranda’s Peter Mahony said he was very pleased with the result.  “It was an excellent day out today and I think we had clients from every part of the market,” he said.  “Those elite bulls sold really well and I was excited to see a couple of studs take them home, as well as some of your top commercial guys.  We also had plenty of good value bulls, around six, seven and eight grand, that I think offer a really good-value proposition.  I’m excited that there was a bull for all of those markets this year and there was a confidence, given the season the way that it is, to really support us.”

Mr Mahony said there were “plenty of repeat buyers who came back in droves,” as well as a bit of new blood and several returning clients who hadn’t purchased bulls in three or four years.  A couple of them [buyers] were telling me today about the feedback that they’re getting and how they’re shifting their herd and that aligns with what we’re doing, in terms of improving carcase without sacrificing growth and fertility,” he said.  “We’ve got genetics that have got a balance to them, which I think we are developing more and more each year, with a real commercial focus.”

Volume buyers included Consuelo Cattle Company, Rolleston, who took home 15 bulls averaging $6467.

  • Selling agents: GDL, with guest auctioneer Wayne York selling alongside Josh Heck, simulcast on Auctions Plus.


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