Rinehart expands cattle interests with reported $30m Fossil Downs buy

Rinehart expands cattle interests with reported $30m Fossil Downs buy

Looking for more information on the purchase of Fossil Downs? (Recommended Article By Beef Central, 27 July 2015 West Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has been identified as the successful buyer of iconic Kimberley cattle station, Fossil Downs. The cattle station, situated 430km from the live export port of Broome was advertised as running 15,000 head of primarily Droughtmaster cattle. Read...
Spring 2015 Bull Offering

Spring 2015 Bull Offering

Dugandan Droughtmasters is offering a selection of 15 purebred and registered Droughtmaster bulls aged between 2 and 3 years, during the Spring 2015 season. All bulls will have been fully vaccinated with ‘7 in 1’ and against tick fever, 3 day sickness and pestivirus. All bulls are sold with a full fertility warranty. They have been prepared for sale in open paddocks, allowing them to forage, together with access to lucerne silage and a molasses and mineral supplement. Without exception the temperament of all bulls is guaranteed to ensure ease of management and handling. All bulls aged at or about 24 months in September 2015 are priced at $3,000.00 plus GST, so that early inspection shall be rewarded with the ‘cream of the crop’. Older bulls are priced between $3,500.00 and $4,500.00 plus...
Swan 609 visits the Scenic Rim

Swan 609 visits the Scenic Rim

One of the great Droughtmaster sires, Swan 609, is set to make a reappearance at Boonah in the Scenic Rim. Dugandan Droughtmasters is currently engaged in an AI program using semen from the great Swan 609, acquired at auction within the last few years. Stud principal Craig Smith said that he has no way of knowing how many straws of Swan 609 semen remain stored, but when he was made aware that a limited number were to be auctioned at the November 2012 Cream of the Crop Sale, he determined to acquire them at whatever the price. With the cows selected for the program being some of those originally acquired from Glenlands Stud in 2011 and selected specifically by their genetics, hopes are high that some very special progeny of the great Swan 609 will be available from Dugandan Droughmaster Stud in the near...
Extraordinary times ahead for Australian beef, says MLA chief analyst

Extraordinary times ahead for Australian beef, says MLA chief analyst

Want more information on Australian Beef Prices for 2015? (Recommended Article By Jon Condon, Beef Central, 18 May 2015) “Think cattle prices have reached a new level in 2015, but may now start to stabilise given the recent big rises in numbers? Think again, if price movement performance seen in previous big Australian drought events is any indication”, argues MLA analyst Ben Thomas. Read More For information on cattle that we currently have for sale click...