Past Sale Records

rewrite the history books – 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 by KB Ward – link to QCL article 21/09/2021)

A Cracking Year – 2020

The Gyranda Santa Gertrudis bull sale was quick to fire at Theodore on Saturday, resulting in a full clearance and record average of $10,282.

Kicking off with an opening bid of $10,000 for the first bull into the ring, Gyranda Quickfire Q600 (PS), things only got better from there as the first five lots averaged $16,000.

Surrounded by a green tinge thanks to 12mm of rain last week, stud and commercial producers quickly accounted for the entire draft of 85 classified and purebred bulls to a top price of $22,500.

It was Chris and Elisa Fox, Cooinda Santa Gertrudis, Proston, who placed the top bid, taking home Gyranda Quokka Q248 (PP).

Sired by Greenup Gizza G218 (PS), the classified bull tipped the scales at 824 kilograms, had the highest eye muscle area in the catalogue at 134 square centimetres, and measured 44cm in the scrotal.  With estimated breeding values in, or close to, the top 10 per cent of the breed for growth, muscle fat, fertility and temperament, the 23-month-old had rib and rump fat scans of 6mm and 9mm respectively, and an intramuscular fat of 4.1pc.

Mr Fox said the bull had been purchased to go into his father’s commercial Santa Gertrudis herd, and would also run with Cooinda stud cows later in the season.  “He has lovely thickness and bone, powerful dark bull and polled poll was a bonus,” Mr Fox said.

Gyranda Quicksilver Q492 (PP) attracted the second-top price of $20,000.

Preparing themselves for a bidding war for the first son of new-release sire Gyranda Manchester M516 (P), Shaun and Jo McGuigan, Cree Pastoral Company, Thangool, were happy to place the winning bid on the 23-month-old sire prospect.  Weighing 866kg, the homozygous poll measured 44cm in scrotal circumference, 132sq cm for EMA, 10mm and 12mm for rib and rump fats, and scanned 4.8pc for IMF.  Mr McGuigan said they selected Quicksilver Q492 based on a combination of traits and breeding history.  “The performance data in the bull, his fertility traits along with the fact that he’s a homozygous poll bull, colour, type, conformation – he’s a bull that was very hard to fault,” he said.  “The dam history on both sides of his pedigree, as far back as we could search, had an unblemished calving record.  “He’ll go into our stud herd and being homozygous polled, we’ll probably put him through a majority of horned cows.”

Darcy and Kara Knudsen, Allied Beef, Mundubbera, selected seven new sires for an average of $8357, while Warragumbah Pastoral Co, Glen Douglas, St George, and LD Knuth and Co, Saint Pauls Station, Charters Towers, each selected six bulls.

Stud principal Peter Mahony said it was an exciting result for what was probably the most even line of bulls they’ve ever had.

The sale was conducted by Grant Daniel and Long, with Peter Brazier and guest auctioneer Wayne York taking the bids.

(words-Hayley Kennedy Qld Country Life)

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Gyranda Sets a $7,093 average – 2019

Average values increased by $986 per head across the board and clearance levels jumped by 15 percent at the annual Gyranda Santa Gertrudis stud, Theodore over the weekend.

The Mahony and Joyce families, Gyranda Santa Gertrudis, Theodore saw a top price of $16,000 attained three times and their product sell to all parts of Queensland, Victoria and WA in a sale where a complete clearance was achieved and a bottomline average of $7093 set.

First to make the $16,000 mark was Gyranda Pancho P416 (P) selling to Rick and Alice Greenup, Greenup Eidsvold Station Studs, Kumbia.  The 25-month-old son of Gyranda Cosmic C476 weighed 854kg with a 131 sq cm eye muscle area.

The next was the Proverb P678, selling to the Biara Stud, Northhampton, WA operated by John Hasleby and family.  The 23-month-old son of Gyranda Longshot L110 weighed 728kg with a 121 sq cm EMA.

The third to make the top figure was P432 (P) a 23-month-old by Rockingham Jace J228, weighing 796kg with a 128sq cm EMA, going to Jamie and Allison Becker, Jamally stud, Wandoan.  Jamally will also be the home of the $14,000 P164 (PS), a 24-month-old son of Gyranda Gamble G680 weighing 848kg with a 123 sq cm EMA.

Regulars, the Knuth family, St Pauls Station, Charters Towers signed off on six for an average $4834.

Garth Christensen, Campo Santo, Taroom took with him six for an average of $7417.

Darcy and Kara Knudsen, Rosehall, Mundubbera accounted for six at a medium of $5500 while Tim Kirkwood and family, Disney Station, Clermont picked up five to average $5400.

Scott Cattle Company, Milo Station, Quilpie purchased five to average $4200.

There were a number of bulls that made $12,000.

First of these was the 24-month-old Phantom P506 , weighing 862kg with a 130 sq cm EMA, going to Campo Santo, Taroom. The 24-month-old Puzzle P596 (P) weighing 880kg sold to the Cruickshank family, Rockdale, Theodore.

Donald and Margie Joyce, Balcarris, Taroom purchased 23-month-old, 804kg Patriot P242 (P) ( for same amount along with 25-month-old, 844kg Paradigm P520 (P).

Andrew and Lesley Cowper, Merino Downs, Aramac took the 23-month-old , 732kg, P510 (P), a son of Gyranda Lignum L164 (P), also for $12,000.

Rob and Annie Donoghue, Baradoo, Moura returned taking two for a $7750 medium.

Roberts Grazing company, Rooken Glen, Springsure accounted for a pair to average $8750.

Top selling purebred bull was the last bull into the ring, an $8000 son of Gyranda Lorax L794 (PP) going to the Beitz family, Middle Ridge, Amby who signed off on three for a $7833 average.

(Report and Photo:- Kent Ward)

gyranda bulls average $6,107 – 2018

The Mahony and Joyce families, Gyranda Santa Gertrudis stud, Theodore, saw their bulls sell to all parts of the state and into Western Australia at their annual on-property sale on September 20th 2018.

In a breakdown of the offering, 20 ‘Elite’ classified bulls topped at $13,000 to average $8875, a further 46 classified bulls topped at $8500 to set a $5011 medium and nine purebred counterparts topped out at $7000 to settle at a $5506 average.

Top seller at $13,000 was Gyranda Namatjira N222 (P), a 25-month-old Rowanlea Duntroon son, weighing 938kg with an EMA of 133sq cm, who went to Aston Price, Moura.

Three made price tags of $12,000, 25-month-old Normandy N650 (PS), weighing 882kg, sold to AB Barton and Company, Manfred Downs Station, Julia Creek. Newton N202 (PP) (AI), a 25-month-old son of Wightfields Downpour, weighing 860kg with a 142sq cm EMA, sold to a partnership between the Greenup families, Rosevale stud, Jandowae, Qld and John Hasleby and family, Biara stud, Northampton, WA.

Last was 25-month-old, 834kg Gyranda Expert son, Nomad N516, selling to the Cruickshank family, Rockdale, Theodore. Rockdale will be the home of two for an average $10,000. Rosevale stud purchased the 25-month-old Nepal N270, the Greenup Gizza son weighed 808kg with a 118sq cm EMA, for $11,000 outright.

Volume support came from the Knuth family, St Pauls Station, Charters Towers, signing off on 10 for on average $4000. Rob and Annie Donoghue, Baradoo, Moura, returned taking nine for a $5444 medium.

Darcy and Kara Knudsen, Rosehall, Mundubbera, accounted for five for a $4400 average while Manfred Station, Julia Creek, will be the home of another five for an average $7200. Repeat buyer, Ray Rider, Baralaba, returned taking four to average him $5250.

Lance Bischoff, Buaraba selected the $11,000, 23-month-old, 870kg, 131sq cm EMA, Napolean N560 (P).  Another three went to long time clients, John and Jo Knights, Warragumbah, St George, at on average $9000 topping at $10,000 for the 26-month, 1000kg, Neptune N230 (P) (AI).

Donald and Margie Joyce, Belcarris, Taroom, purchased four to average $7125. Top of the Joyce acquisitions was the $10,000 Nemesis N692 (P), the 24-month-old sire weighed in at 854kg with an EMA of 130sq cm. Scott and Louise Russell, Consuelo, Rolleston, returned checking off a pair for on average $4000. Wynhari Partnership, Wynhari, Goondiwindi, picked up a trio for an $8167 medium topping at $8500.

Sale summary

  • 75 bulls av $6107
  • Top $13,000
  • 85 pc clearance
  • Agent: GDL
  • report and photo credit: Kent Ward

2017 Annual Sale

Sale summary

  • 87 bulls av $7575
  • top $34,000
  • 96 percent clearance
  • 17 ‘elite’ classified bulls averaged $12,735
  • 57 classified bulls $6377 medium
  • 13 purebred counterparts $6077 average

2016 Annual Sale

Sale summary

  • 100 bulls av $6850 top $15,000
  • 98 percent clearance
  • 78 classified males averaged $7071
  • 2 purebred counterparts averaged $6068
  • 12 percent sell for sums of $10,000
  • $6850 average

Another near complete clearance combined with a two state buyer support were just some of the standouts from this year’s sale.

2016 Auctions Plus Female Sale

Sale summary

  • Lot 515 (24 classified “S” 2yo heifers) $1,670/hd
  • Lot 516 (22 PTIC 2yo heifers) $1,530/hd
  • Lot 517 (20 PTIC cows) $1,620/hd
  • Lot 518 (22 PTIC heifers) $1,480
  • Lot 519 (22 PTIC heifers) $1,480/hd
  • Lot 520 (22 PTIC heifers) $1,410/hd

Gyranda PTIC and EU accredited females sold well in the April 2016 Auctions Plus – Eastern States Sale

2015 Annual Sale

Sale summary

  • 108 bulls from 109 bulls av $5627
  • Top Price of $14,000
  • 99 percent clearance
  • Gross $622,000

2014 Annual Bull Sale

Sale summary

  • 10 ‘Elite’ classified bulls set a $7100 average
  • 69 Classified counterparts hit a high of $8500 to average $3986
  • Classified bottom line avergaed $5278
  • 88 bulls av $4278 top $12,500
  • 99 percent clearance

A near complete clearance combined with a two state buyer list were standouts at last weeks annual Gyranda Santa Gertrudis Sale, Theodore. Conducted by the Mahony and Joyce families the sale witnessed classified bulls top at $12,500 while purebred commercial bulls topped at $5000.

2014 AUCTIONPLUS Gyranda Female Spectacular

Sale summary

  • 33 ‘S’ cow and calf units topped at $3400 to average $1215
  • purebred first calving heifers averaged $1017 and
  • 49 ‘S’ heifer counterparts hit a high of $1600 to average $962
  • 125 commercial heifers topped at $850 per head to average $780/hd to result in a 95 pc of the offering

Another highlight was heavy support from AuctionsPlus. The electronic networks representative and Qld/NT Coordinator, Colin Campbell accounted for 56pc of the offering. These five purchasers came from four states across Australia

THANK YOU to all buyers and bidders across Australia, ICPA (Isolated Children’s Parents Association), agents, stall holders and staff for making the Female Sale and Ladies Day Spectacular.

2011 Annual Bull Sale

Sale summary

  • $5,000 average, with a 98% clearance

Local bushfires were obvious by the smokey atmosphere, and although a lot of the regular clients were away fighting fires, a large crowd was in evidence, and saw many first-time buyers.

Principal Burnett Joyce was pleased with the overall result, and said he has 150 paddock sale bulls available for those still looking for bulls.

2010 Annual Bull Sale

Sale summary

  • 79 classified bulls, 78 sold for an average of $5,782
  • Top price of $27,000
  • Second top bull $21,000

There were many repeat buyers, but also a lot of first time purchasers from Gyranda, including Mark White (Jellinbar Pastoral Company, Home Hill) who purchased 10 bulls.

2009 Annual Bull Sale

Sale summary

  • 94 classified bulls averaged $4,739
  • The top priced bull, $13,000

2008 Annual Bull Sale

Sale summary

  • 99 bulls averaged $4,253
  • Top price of $19,000
  • Second top price of $15,000
  • Third top price of $14,000


Sale summary

– 91 bulls averaged $5,170
– Top price $13,000
– Nearly 90% clearance