Results - 2023 Benelkay Santa Sale


Thursday August 17th, 2023
48 bulls offered and 32 sold for 67% clearance – Grossing $219,500 – Average $6,860
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The 12th Annual Benelkay Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale took place on-property on August 17.

Despite the challenges faced, the sale saw the presentation of 48 impressive bulls to a gathering of 65 attendees, both in-person and online bidders. The day’s proceedings yielded a mixture of successes and challenges, ultimately resulting in a 67% clearance rate.

In total, 32 out of the 48 bulls on offer found their new owners, contributing to a gross sales figure of $219,500. The average price per bull settled at $6,860.

The highest price achieved during the sale was attributed to Lot 14 – Benelkay Salvador S146 (PP), sold to Walmona Santa Gertrudis Stud of Coolah, New South Wales, for $14,000.

Lot 3, Benelkay Short-list S006 (PP), secured the distinction of being the second top-priced bull of the day. Displaying remarkable qualities, this bull was sold for $10,000 and was purchased by Strathmore Santa Gertrudis Stud, Blackall, Queensland.

The diverse attendance, including both physical attendees and online bidders, showcased the wide-reaching interest in the Santa Gertrudis breed. As the sale concluded, it was evident that while the day may have been tough, the enduring spirit and dedication of those involved continue to shape the future of Santa Gertrudis cattle breeding. The Orman family remains committed to upholding the values of quality, excellence, and progress within the breed, looking forward to even greater successes in the years to come.
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