In 1952 an Australian syndicate, headed by Sir Rupert Clarke, Peter Baillieu and Sam Horden imported the first Santa Gertrudis cattle into Australia. Following quarantine, the first Santa stud in Australia was established at “Risden” Warwick, in Queensland. Since then, there have been in excess of 2100 studs covering every state in Australia.
The Santa Gertrudis Breeders (Australia) Association was formed in 1955 and has maintained firm control on registration and classification procedures since. The office is situated in Geebung, Brisbane, and headed by a General Manager, Stud Registrar, Executive Assistant and two Field Directors who are responsible for animal classification.
The Santa Gertrudis Breeders` Association of Australia aims to promote the virtues and benefits of the breed, while maintaining and further developing the standard of excellence developed by our classification system.
Council & Executive
The Council has the responsibility of maintaining a Standard of Excellence and maintain the breed at the forefront of the Australian beef industry.
The Santa Gertrudis Association maintains a strict set of regulations for Santa Gertrudis breeders in order to maintain the integrity of the breed.
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