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‼️Benelkay Santas Sale Result, Mullaley NSW‼️
37/38 Santa Gertrudis Bulls sold to a top of $50,000 (Lot 3 Benelkay R014 PP, purchased by Dangarfield Cattle Co, Taroom QLD), averaging $14,014.
6/6 Santa Gertrudis Heifer & Calf sold to a top of $8,500 twice (Lot 42 & Lot 44), averaging, $6,750.

Congratulations to the Orman Family on a successful sale and achieving a Benelkay Santas top price record and record sale average. Thank you for entrusting your 11th on property sale to Elders.
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Congratulations Benelkay team 🤩

Congratulations Roo & Jules wonderful results x

So happy for you guys, well done!!!💛🙌🏼

Congratulations Andrew, Jules, Georgia and all involved with your great sale today.

That's awesome! Congratulations! 👏🤩

CongrCongratulations Roo, Jules & Georgia, great line up and great to see you

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Congrats on a great sale Roo & Jules.

Congrats Roo and Julia well done

Fantastic Benelkay ! Congratulations x

Congrats Roo and Jules, great to see those sort of prices achieved

Congratulations Andrew and Jules.

Congratulations Orman family.

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Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉Great result For a very impressive line of bulls

Well done Roo awesome price

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How awesome Georgie Orman😍🥳

Congrats on the result Benelkay Santas

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The 11th Annual Benelkay Santas On Property Sale was held on 18.08.22.

38 Bulls were offered with 37 sold - 97.5% clearance - Grossing $518,500 - Average $14,030.

Top price was Lot 3 Benelkay Renovator R014 (PP), who sold for $50,000 and was purchased by Dangarfield SG Stud, Taroom QLD.

Second top price was for Lot 7 Benelkay Roundup R004, who sold for $38,000 and was purchased by Valencia SG Stud Capella QLD.

6 Stud females were offered and sold to gross $40,500 - Average $6,750.

Over 100 people attended and 9 people registered through AuctionsPlus with 6 successfully purchasing.

It was a good strong sale. Thank you to everyone for your support on the day.
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Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful sale result. Congratulations. 🍾🥂🍾🙌🙌

Congratulations, well done 💪👏

Holy Moly Congratulations!!! ... glad to see the one we liked sold very well... and equally glad we weren't there to be disappointed at missing out!


We caught up with Lincoln McKinlay after the our sale today.
Thank you to all our buyers, underbidders and Elders. We appreciate your support.
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Fantastic - great to hear it went so well - congrats!

Congratulations guys! Fantastic result

Congratulations 💐

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Best of luck for today hope you have a great sale

Best of sale to you guys today

Good luck.

Best of luck with your sale today Andrew Jules. Wish I was I. The market !

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow at our 11th Annual Benelkay Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale for a 1pm start!
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Benelkay Santas 2021 Sale

Benelkay Quartermaster Q012 (P)

REPEAT buyers from across the state and beyond helped Benelkay Santa Gertrudis Stud set a new stud record average of $10,243 at its 10th annual on property sale on Thursday.

A total of 32 registered bidders gathered at the Orman family’s property, Glenmore, Mullaley, while many more from as far away as Queensland and Tasmania followed the sale online via AuctionsPlus to get their hands on the 40 bulls up for bids.

In the end, 38 of the 40 bulls sold for a clearance rate of 95 per cent and with a top of $30,000 reached for Benelkay Quartermaster Q012(PS), who was purchased by Hallcraig Santa Gertrudis, Deepwater.

The 25-month-old son of Burramurra Boss (PP) and out of Benelkay H087, a Bullamakinka Dreamtime sired female. Weighing in at 955 kilograms with a 147 EMA. Standing in the top five percent of the breed for 200 and 600-Day Growth Weight, Mature Cow Weight, Eye Muscle Area, and Retail Beef Yield EBV’s.

“He had a lot of presence and was a beautifully-balanced bull,” Hallcraig Santa’s director Jock Cuninghame told The Land.

“I thought his weight-for age and his beautiful hindquarter were the things that stood out the most to me and the fact he has done all of that on natural feed without any grain in him made him a real standout bull.”

Mr Cuninghame said he would waste no time putting the polled 25-month-old to work at his Deepwater stud.

“He will pretty much get off the truck and go straight to work with our stud cows,” he said.

“I’ve bought two bulls here before in previous years and they have done quite well at home, he’s just a bit of a different style of bull to what I have bought in the past. This bloke has a heap of punch and I just love his breed type.

“I’m confident he will do a really good job in the stud for us.”

Benelkay stud principal Andrew Orman echoed Mr Cuninghame’s sentiments, saying the bull “had stood out right from when he was a calf”.

“When we got our scan results on him, they came in at 147 EMA, a lot of people don’t frame score anymore, but I feel he would be a frame score eight plus, so he has certainly got a lot to like about him,” Mr Orman said. By the end of the selling season, I think a lot of studs will think to themselves, maybe we overlooked this Sire, as we are an early sale and sometimes this happens.

“I think his phenotype also helped get him over the line in terms of topping the sale and I think if the COVID-19 situation wasn’t a factor he may have gone for a little bit more, but it doesn’t matter because he has gone to a great home.

“In fact, I’m very pleased he went to Jock because I think the bred type in this bull will enhance his herd going forward.” I feel there will be other studs looking out for his son in a few years’ time.

Nioa Pastoral Santa Gertrudis Stud Allora Qld secured the second top priced Benelkay Quechua Q170 (PP) a son of Benelkay Mohican M034 (PP). Shannon Gardener Nioa Manger said” We bought this bull as he was a complete out cross withinour herd, we were attracted to his Breedplan fat figures backed up by his raw data information, we feel he was a complete package for us.

Other studs to purchase bulls were Calonbah Santas who purchased Lot 1 Benelkay Quilpie Q002 (P) for $15,000 and lot 38 Benelkay Quojem Q166 (PP) $8,000. Greenside Santa Gertrudis Stud paid $11,000 for Benelkay Quadbike Q022 (PS).

Mr Orman said this year’s sale marked several milestones for his operation, including the 10th anniversary of the on-property sale as well as the 50th anniversary of the stud being registered by his parents. Also, it was sixty years of breeding Santa Gertrudis cattle as my father introduced Santa Bulls to his commercial operation ten years before registering the stud.

“It wasn’t the highest price we’ve ever recorded but it was our best average by about $2,000,” he said.

“I think that’s really pleasing, especially given everything that is happening with COVID-19.” We are pleased that bidders embraced the AuctionPlus System, as over half the bulls were purchased online.

Helping spur on the success of this year’s sale were bulk buyers such as Noonahvale Pastoral Company, Garah, three bulls to average of $11,333, Old Bundilla, Warren, four bulls at an average of $6,250. Grassbrook Pty Ltd, Manilla, three bulls at an average of $9,333 and the Plevey family, Manilla, three bulls at an average of $10,000.

Also among this year’s volume buyers was Jan White and family, Walgett, two bulls at an average of $6,000. Mr Orman said ‘Jan had bought my father’s first sale bulls from the stud 50 years ago. It’s so pleasing to see Jan’s confidence in our genetics for such a long period of time”.

“In saying that, we also had good support from repeat buyers from places like Manilla, Dubbo, Warren, Wee Waa and Bundella.

“Usually, most of our bulls go to about 150km radius, but this year we have seen a lot more bulls go further afield, which is really pleasing to see.” I feel the freight incentives are helping buyers from further away to feel confidant in purchasing and knowing that we will get the bulls home to them.

The sale was conducted by Elders Gunnedah with Lincoln McKinlay auctioneering.