Approximately 50 sires are utilised annually across the Dunlop family properties, so as you can imagine, hundreds of bulls have been used from a wide range of suppliers over the years.
Some of these studs include:
Yarrawonga,Waco, Rosevale, Eidsvold Station, Dangarfield, Glenn Oaks, Glenview, Hardigreen Park, Greenup, Wave Hill, Warenda, Balgree, Cardona, Moongana, Oakdale, Dundee, Kendara, Gyranda, Cooinda, Ibrox Park, Warrillee, Santa Park, Diamond H, Strathmore, Drensmaine, Tyndale.
Over the decades we have purchased over 50 bulls from some of these individual studs.
Unfortunately we do not photographs of many of the sires, we have included a few of the ones we do have.
Purchased for $30,000. He has produced many quality sons, selling to a top of $22,500 with six selling for greater than $15,000.
While now deceased, his legacy lives on with many valued females still breeding.
His greatest attributes were his growth, doing ability, fine skin, and above average scrotal.
While we were looking to introduce more poll genetics into our herd, we were not willing to sacrifice growth, bone or looseness of skin. Yardstick (P) has all of these. He also has an exceptional temperament. We thought enough of him to single sire him.
There are many bulls that cost much more are not afforded this privilege and reside in the multiple sire paddocks.
The gentle giant. A son of the well credentialed Waco Landlord (P). At just under 2 years of age he weighed in at 943kg with an EMA of 134.
An incredibly quiet bull who carries a massive amount of beef in his hindquarter. He has the desirable quality of both high muscle and high fat. All this stands on heavy bone.
A massive deep bodied son of Warenda Rolex.
At 3 years of age he weighed in at 1212kg with a 45cm scrotum and a 141 EMA with 18mm rump fat.
His scale and softness are two of his greatest qualities.
An extremely large framed, dark coated son of Dangarfield Lieutenant that was purchased for $10,000. He also has a very tidy underline and an exceptional nature.
A large framed son of Yarrawonga Outrank (PS). A stylish bull with good Santa characteristics and a tidy sheath.
His most noted son is DUNLOP KALAHARI who sold to Dangarfield at the 2010 Santa Central sale for $28,000 (top priced horned Santa for 2010).
Purchased for $11,000. A very tropical bull with a sleek skin.
A multiple sire bull purchased for $13,000. Large deep bodied bull with exceptional raw data.
A $15,000 sire purchased for his exceptional growth and weight for age along with his exceptionally quiet nature.
One of the biggest sires currently in use. He is big, deep, polled, very quiet, with large testicles and a fine skin.
Eidsvold Station B532 was another $10,000 purchase which is utilised in the multiple sire herd at “Jingeri”. A dark, easy doing bull with high growth and desirable Santa Gertrudis characteristics.
A son of RNA Grand Champion Wilgaroon Jester (P). He is the top 1% of the Breedplan recorded part of the breed for 600 day growth and EMA.
He throws large amounts of muscle, combined with large testicles and clean underlines.
Top priced bull at the Heartland sale in the year he was sold. Several sons have sold into studs including Dunlop Kaiser sold to Glenn Oaks. Here he has sired sons which are in the show team.
Purchased for $11,000 for use in the “Jingeri” multiple sire herd.
A $10,000 purchase that has been utilised in the multiple sire herd at Esk for many years. He is a deep bodied bull with a large scrotal.