Category Archives: sires

Drensmaine Gardener G154 (PS)

Drensmaine Gardener G154 (PS), was purchased at the 2020 Barcoo Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale at Blackall. Purchased for his out cross genetics and high Fat rib/rump figures. A strong dark poll with above average thickness we felt he would suit our breeding objectives well. Gardener has produced lovely females with plenty of breed type and softness and has shown he is more of a maternal style of sire in his progeny. There is a small number of his sons in the sale team this year as we unfortunately lost him early into his first joining due to a bull fight. We feel they are similar styles of bull to their sire and could be used with confidence over heifers as they were very small calves when they were born.

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Benelkay Mohican M034 (P)(PP)


Homozygous poll Mohican was what we considered one of the best bulls we had produced to date and so the decision was to keep him. A son of Benelkay Gyral (P) and out of a Warenda Furlong (P) cow Benelkay J123 (PP). As bad luck has it, we lost him in the drought and sold most of the cows he was joined to. But he has sired two outstanding sons in the sale team and produced eight outstanding females. Top 5% for all Growth EBV figures. We think a lot his bloodline.

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Yarrawonga M134 (PS)

Purchased at lot 4 for $38,000 in the 2017 Yarrawonga Waco Annual Bull Sale. M134 (PS) a son of Waco Zeus, at 25 months had a 93% morphology, 40cm Scrotal, 1.20 DWG, EMA 121 and weighed 900 kg’s. Purchased for his Santa Gertrudis phenotype, thickness, depth, heavy bone and quiet disposition. M134 is proving to be our go to sire, he has exceptional fertility siring over eighty calves in a single season. Placing him as the top sire for progeny recorded in one season within the Santa Gertrudis Breed. He has developed into a mountain of a bull and is breeding exceptional progeny both male and female. His classification rate of his progeny is well over 90%. He is producing what we are aiming for with his consistency of breeding quality, strong poll cattle that carry all the attributes producers are looking for in Santa Gertrudis. Top priced son to date is Benelkay Qatar Q076 (PS) sold to Donoghue Farms for $18,000 in 2021

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Benelkay Landholder L066 (P)

Landholder (P) was injured before the 2017 sale so was not presented. After recovery he was joined to heifers with pleasing results. An eye catching Warenda Furlong son, big growthy dark coated bull with strong carcase attributes. At 28 months he weighed 950 kgs, 1.13 DWG, Morphology 90%, Scrotal 40cm,125 EMA, and 6.0 IMF. Unfortunately he was fatally injured later in the season.

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Benelkay Lucky L114 (PS)

Lucky carries strong Santa Gertrudis phenotype, naturally placid temperament, exceptional length, volume of carcase with strong width over his top line and good neck extension. At 25 months he weighed 946kg’s, 1.26 DWG, Morphology of 83%, Scrotal 39cms, 127 EMA and 5.5 IMF. We kept this bull as we felt he was the best bull in the 2015 drop and had explosive weight gain and growth for age. His dam 1861 (P), a cow that goes back to Benelkay Hardi (P) (selling for $30,000 in 2006 to Dangarfield Stud). He has not let us down breeding consistently well, producing dark red quiet progeny with length. His top priced son in 2020 was Benelkay Pearl (PP) selling for $11,000 to Grassbrook Pastoral.

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Yarrawonga Enthrone K416 (P)

Enthrone (P) was purchased for $37,500 in 2015 Yarrawonga Sale. We were attracted to him due to his safe genetics and that his Sire Waco Youthful (PS) who was producing outstanding progeny. Enthrone was purchased for his weight for age, length and width, scrotal size, dark coat and
perfect sheath along with his docile nature. These are his first sale bulls this year and he will be represented with four classified sons in this year’s sales team. They are very similar style of bull to their sire when he was purchased.

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Burramurra Boss 152 (P)(PP)

Boss a Homozygous poll was purchased as a led bull at the 2016 Santa Central Sale for $17,000. Weighing 891kgs at 22months with a DWG of 1.30kg, Scrotal of 40cm and an EMA of 122. After watching him win his class at the Ekka we thought we would purchase him for his out cross genetics, growth, tropical dark skin type and quiet temperament. Boss has grown into an eye appealing sire, great thickness and good depth with plenty of scale. He has thrown progeny with strong breed character, and we are seeing the strong results through his females in the breeding program. Boss produces exceptional females with scale and breed phenotype. We are pleased with both his male and female progeny. Top priced son to date is Benelkay Quatermaster Q012 (P) selling to Jock Cunningham “Hallcraig Santas” for $30,000 in 2021. Benelkay Newman (PP) has been also kept as a sire with progeny in next years sale.

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Benelkay Hot Shot H074 (P) (PP)

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We retained this Sire from our 2012 H drop bulls. Backed up by his EBV’s trait leader for 400,600 Day Growth, Carcase Weight and EMA. Being Homozygous poll with a morphology of 96% as a two-year-old, we felt we could not sell a bull of his calibre. He carries strong Sire appeal and breed phenotype, a soft dark tropical skin / hair type, with length, depth and strong bone. Hot Shot comes from a strong female line within our cow herd that have breed consistently above average cattle going back at least six generations. Benelkay Lucky (PS) has been kept as a sire and his son Benelkay Noteworthy (P) sold for $16,000 in 2019 to David and Annie Beare, Rangelands SGS.

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Benelkay Halfback H076 (P) (PP)

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Halfback was retained to be used in the stud as he is a Homozygous Poll (PP), with strong breed character, carrying a dark fine skin / hair type, that we are trying to increase through our herd. He has an outstanding doing ability, is a very thick set heavily muscled Sire that retains softness. He displays strong commercial carcase attributes that again is displayed in his strong EBVs, being in the top 5% for his 200,400,600 Day Growth and Mature Cow figures.His Juggler (P) Dam 512 (P), pedigree goes back to Elgin Downs A25 and she has had ten consecutive calves in a row, through some very trying seasons. So fertility was also a consideration for his use. His progeny have been very pleasing with a good number of bulls being represented in our sales.

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Benelkay Gyral G152 (P)

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Gyral (P) was retained for use in the stud to keep the Bullamakinka Dreamtime (P) bloodline developing throughout the cow herd. He is a later maturing style of bull and has developed into a massive mature bull, being a similar style of bull to Dreamtime only bigger. From a strong female line, with his grand dam breeding eleven calves and one other sire we used successfully in the stud, Benelkay Lynx (P). We kept two sons as sires in 2018, Benelkay Mohican (P) and Benelkay Missouri (PS). Gyral (P) throws consistent cattle with scale, breed type and style.

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Macaire Hallmark H37 (P)

MaClaire Hallmark H37 (P).

Hallmark H37 (P), was purchased at the 2015 Santa Central Sale as a very young led bull. He was selected for his eye appeal, perfect quiet temperament, deep dark red skin type and he was an out cross from any breeding that is within our herd. He carries a lot of Big Sir bloodlines; these lines carry strong poll breeding and have bred well over the years for many studs.

He has developed into a quality sire, he is heavy boned, moderately framed and well muscled. He is throwing consistently quiet, dark skinned quality sons and daughters. He seems to be crossing well with the majority of our blood lines, and breeding above himself.

His first sons sold in 2017 and averaged $9,000 with a top price of $10,000 selling to G & G Farming. Overall we have sold seventeen sons to average $6,650.

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Bullamakinka H82 (PS)

Bullamakinka H82 (PS)

One of the standout bulls sold in the Bullamakinka bull sale draft in 2013. He impressed us with his sire appeal, high bos-indicus content, fine dark tropical skin, poll genetics, frame and
softness. We had been waiting for a quality poll sire by Canowindra Gold Edition, and as an extra he was from a very well bread cow line. Gold Edition has been a standout sire in the Santa Breed and has produced many sale topping sale bulls producing over 350 calves by natural service. H82’s dam Kelly Wallah X77 (P), has produced consistently and at 13 yrs has produced 11 calves,
including five sale bulls. She is a granddaughter of the consistent Kelly Wallah 770 (P) cow line. 770 had 13 calves with many going on to breed well within other studs. H82’s progeny have been equally as impressive with his first sons being sold at auction in 2016.

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Warenda Furlong F4 (P)

Warenda Furlong F4 (P) Crop

A quiet achiever in our herd, purchased at the 2012 Santa Central Sale. Furlong was selected to pick up the Warenda Mexico (P) bloodlines that have been very successful for Warenda. He carries a very dark red skin type and is a well balanced bull with a very tidy underline plus a wonderful quite temperament which he is passing on to his progeny. Furlongs dam has had nine calves with five classifying, her top son sold for $42,000. Grand dam, Jemma was a successful show heifer/cow. Eight calves with six classifying, with four daughters retained in the Warenda stud herd.

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Dangarfield Upkeep U072 (PS)

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A young sire with a great temperament, soft easy doing with plenty of length and depth through the flank.  Purchased late in the catalogue as a younger bull he has produced exceptional
progeny. His sire Kolodong Arnold (AI) (P) was top priced bull when purchased for $19,000 in Tamworth. Arnold has produced plenty of high priced poll sires with good natures and easy
finishers for Dangarfield over the years.  We have admired these, so we were keen to purchase one of his sons. Upkeep (PS) has not let us down and has quickly developed a strong set of EBV’S to back his performance. Thickset progeny with great carcass and placid natures with good
fertility are this sire’s standout qualities. Unfortunately we have only two seasons of his progeny as we have lost the bull due to injury during the drought.

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Wightfields ZinZan F69 (PS)

Wightfields ZinZan

Purchased for his all round performance, that is backed up by his EBV’S that are in the top 1% for all growth traits, EMA and both dollar indexes, he also displays a great top line, hindquarter, fine tropical coat type and was a stand out Poll Sire in the 2011 year drop. A contributing factor for his purchase was that his breeding is from a line of cattle that has consistently produced above average cattle and have sold very well for many breeders. He was purchased for $35,000 and was the top priced bull at the 2011 Wandoan Sale. At 23 month old, Zin Zan F69, weighed 894kgs, ave daily weight gain of 1.22kg’s, scrotal of 38.5 cm’s, P8 10 and Rib 6, EMA was 135, IMF was 2.9 with a solid morphology test. We unfortunately lost F69 (PS) in his first season due to a
broken leg. Sons have sold well at auction with a top of $8,000 in 2014 for Benelkay Hendrix (P) to Mr Bill Redden Purlewaugh.

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Bullamakinka Dreamtime D62 (P)

Bullamakinka Dreamtime D62 (P)

Was purchased for the top price of $20,000 at the 2009 Wandoan Sale. At 21 months he weighed 932 kg’s and had an EMA of 132 cm’s, scrotal of 42 cm’s and sired by Swan Hill Morley. We
purchased him as a sire, for his out cross genetics, his extreme growth and weight for age. He has crossed extremely well with the First Class (P) cows and his progeny are large framed, well
muscled, quite natured with plenty of breed character. His sons have averaged $9,500 in 2012, with a top of $26,000 for Benelkay Futurama (P), sold to Ian and Louise MacCue “Tookey Creek” stud. Top price bull of the 2013 sale, $18,000 for Benelkay Genset (P) and $10,000 for Benelkay Grunt (P), both going to Hardigreen Park Stud.

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Dangarfield Young Gun ET AI Y264 (P)

Young Gun was purchased at the 2016 Dangarfield on property bull sale as a 21month old bull, weighing 800kg’s with a DWG of 1.20kgs, 41cm Scrotal and an EMA of 121. Young Gun is a very thick set bull carrying good length and width throughout his carcase, a fantastically naturally quiet temperament that he has passed on to his progeny has been a pleasing aspect. His sire Valliant (P) was purchased by Yugilbar for $26,000 his grand sire is Dangarfield Quarterback (P) one of the most influential sires in the Dangarfield herd and his dam has been used as an ET cow producing eleven calves. Young Gun is producing progeny with that extra bit of doing ability which we would expect by his pedigree. His sons make ideal heifer bulls, producing small calves, that have finishing ability.

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Wave Hill Dapto (P) D564

Wave Hill Dapto

Dapto was purchased late in the catalogue at the 2010 Santa Central Sale for $23,000. Dapto weighed 885kgs at 26 months, EMA of 124, and a scrotal of 41cms. Over all a very correct bull with plenty of growth, a perfect sheath, and a tropical skin type, with safe genetics to back him up. Dapto (P) has proven to be a more maternal sire producing many outstanding females, he has proven to be an exceptional worker in the paddock. His females are outstandingly fertile, developing into good solid breeders. They carry very high tropical content, early sexual maturity and have crossed very well with the majority of our blood lines. Twenty sons have sold at auction for an average of $5,100 with a top of $8,500 in 2016 selling to James Wippel “Romean”.

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Benelkay Lexus 1524 (P)(PP)

Benelkay Lexus

Lexus has been tested a Homozygous (PP) sire, making him a valuable bull in our
breeding program. A stand out son of the leading sire, SuJo First Class (P), out of one of our top stud cows, who has a perfect classification result.  He is a very structurally correct bull that covers a lot of ground. Kept for his breeding and his dark Santa Gertrudis coat type, weight for age, and very balanced EBV’S, we considered him one of the better son’s that First Class (P) has produced.

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Sujo First Class 366 (AI) (P)

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Purchased in 2006 as a must have sire for $32,000, he has developed into one of the breeds leading sires. He has had a huge impact within our stud with 41 sons sold at auction for an
average of $7,550. His sons have topped the sales every year they have been offered. 2009 Kluger (P) sold to G.A Greenup & Co “Rosevale” Stud for $17,500.  2010 Lifeline (P) sold to G.A Greenup & Co “Rosevale” Stud for $26,000.  2011 Eragon (P) sold to Morton and Frances Rolf, “Hardigreen Park” Stud, for $32,000.  2012 Firestone (P) sold to Rick and Alice Greenup, “Greenup/ Eidsvold Station”  Studs, Cardowan for $34,000. His females are breeding at a very high level, and are crossing well with Bullamakinka Dreamtime (P), producing Futurama (P) selling to “Tookey Creek” Stud for $26,000, a Dreamtime/First Class cross. First Class (P) is a Trait Leader in Breedplan for 200, 400, 600 Day Growth, Carcase Weight, Rib, Rump Fat EBV’S.

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