New date locked in for NIOA RL Pastoral Sale

16 November 2023

Organisers of the NIOA RL Pastoral Sale have locked in a new date for their annual Santa Gertrudis auction on Queensland’s Southern Downs.

Sale manager Rob Sinnamon from Riverina Santa Gertrudis said that after careful consideration and in response to buyer feedback the two studs had decided to move the 2024 event to Thursday, September 5.

“We’ve listened to many of our repeat buyers and for those reasons we have decided to go back to the first Thursday in September which is where the sale traditionally was,” Mr Sinnamon said.

“This adjustment aims to accommodate those loyal clients as well as new buyers and ensure that all interested parties can participate in what is becoming an annual highlight on the regional spring sale trail.”

NIOA Santa Gertrudis General Manager Shannon Gardner said: “We understand that many of our buyers come from throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.

“This new date reflects our commitment to making this event accessible to as many people as possible.

“As well as a showcase for the best of the breed, over the years we have had glowing feedback from clients and auctioneers alike that Talgai Homestead is one of the best settings and atmospheres on the circuit.

“We want to build on that tradition creating a must-attend event where breeders, buyers and enthusiasts can come together to celebrate excellence in Santa cattle.”

Mr Sinnamon said the 2024 event would feature top-tier genetics from the best North American and Australian bloodlines.

In 2022, the NIOA RL Sale sent waves of excitement through the Santa Gertrudis community when more than $800,000 worth of cattle changed hands including a new Australian benchmark at the time of $160,000 for a bull.

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The magnificent setting of Talgai Homestead, the home of NIOA Santa Gertrudis on Queensland’s Southern Downs, will once again host the annual NIOA RL Pastoral Sale on a new date in 2024 - Thursday, September 5.

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