News

October 2012

It has been a whirlwind since our annual bull sale in Septmeber. This year was very successful for us averaging $9,290 from 55 bulls. The top price on the day went to Lot 3- Moongana Karachi $41,000 sold to Yulgilbar Santa Gertrudis stud followed by Lot 4- Moongana Kuramba $30,000 to Clark & Tait and Lot 15- Moongana 2766 $30,000 to Chris & Elisa Fox , ‘Cooinda ‘. We would like to thank everyone who attended the sale and those who supported the event. It has been a very exciting 2017 and we are looking forward to seeing you all gain in the new year.

July 2017- Update

We are very pleased to inform everyone that Moongana Santa Gertrudis Stud has a Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) of 7 enabling sales to Western Australia and Northern Territory.

July 2017

The property is in full swing in preparation for our annual invitation bull sale. This year the sale will be held on Saturday 2nd September at the Springsure show grounds. We are offering 67 bulls (52 classified), 46 of which are poled, including Moongana Karachi (Lot 3) who recently won senior champion and reserve senior champion Moongana Kurumba (Lot 4) at the Emerald show. All bulls have been oats prepared. We cannot wait to see you all there.

June 2017

This month we showcased some of our up and coming bulls at the Emerald show.  Moongana Karachi (P) ~ after winning senior champion tropical bull at Wandoan, supreme exhibit at miles, at 23 months and 942kg claimed grand champion Bos indicus Bull of 2017! He will finish off his show season at the Ekka before being offered at the annual Moongana Invitational sale, Springsure on new sale date Saturday 2nd of September 2017. We also had great success with Moongana Longitude, by Moongana Harley (P) weighing 460kg at 9mths and winning Junior champion, as well as Moongana Kurumba who took out Reserve Senior Champion.

January 2016

The last half of 2015 had been very rewarding and exciting. A big thank you to all buyers and bidders who attended our annual sale which saw a top price of $28,000 and equal second top of $20,000 each. In all 6 bulls sold to studs, however, for the commercial producers there were very reasonable priced bulls, with 24 bulls selling for $4,000 or less (48% of our sale bulls). October arrived and so did the rain. 4 inches fell, followed by another 4 inches in November, 3 inches in December and 2.5 inches in January. In December the property where we had 120 breeders agisted sold, so we made the decision to purchase another property ‘Wilgadale’ at Dulacca. The only agistment country we now have is at Mitchell where we run 80 heifers. Our cows and calves are the best they have looked in quite a few years and this years sale bulls are looking great.

May 2015

Well, we thought it was dry in March 2014, we hadn’t seen the worst of it yet. Agistment ran out at Cunnamulla at the end of October. So we loaded all the cows up plus 140 calves and brought them home and started feeding again. Our first rain came on the 11th of December, 13ml. By the end of December we had a total of 115ml and 165ml in January, most of the dams had fresh water and the grass country exploded. Sale bulls went onto forage in January. But by the end of January the dry weather started again. February, March, April and May rain total has been only 55ml. Considering all this the sale bulls will be presented in good, fit working condition.

July 2014

With only 6 inches of rain from the first of April 2013 to March 2014, things have been very ordinary. This year’s sale bulls have don’t it very tough, on the 25th of March we received 2 inches our first rain for the year. It really wasn’t enough to plan oats on but we gave it a go, some survived, some didn’t. A further 1 and a half inches was received on the 23rd of May. 70 bulls went onto 175 aces of oats on the 20th of June, fingers crossed that it will last them until sale time. Feeding all our cattle and carting water has been a full time job. Thanks to Blake Munro and Gavin Robinson from elders who found us some agistment, on the 23rd of April 214 breeders were trucked to ‘Clover Downs’ Cunnamulla and 107 heifers went to ‘Shalimar’ Condamine. All calves were weaned, down to three months of age; the weaner bulls have a big job ahead of them if they are going to make bulls for next year’s sale.

 

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