In the third year since formation, the CARNARVON CATTLEMEN have increased numbers from 200 to 260 after the first two years sold out.
The four neighbouring Studs near Rolleston in Central Queensland - ALDINGA, TALGAI, CHRISTMAS CREEK and JEMBRAE can arrange a same day inspection of the entire draft or lesser numbers from the stud/s of your choice - depending on the number of bulls required.
All bulls are vaccinated for 3 Day, Vibrio, Tick Fever and either 5 in 1 or 7 in 1 depending on the stud of origin.
ALDINGA's annual PIGGOTT DROUGHTMASTER SALE will offer 80 Registered and Top Shelf Herd Bulls on September 11. TALGAI and JEMBRAE will also continue to sell at the National Droughtmaster Sale and other selected Sales.
Lot 25 ALDINGA C0-PILOT, a 22 month old son of Wingfield Bailey, was the top priced bull at $13500, purchased by John Atkinson, Glenavon Droughtmasters, Yaamba.
Lot 1 ALDINGA CORPORAL by Medway Penrose sold to Ian Duff, Duffields, Injune for $10 000.
Lot 29 ALDINGA 247, an exceptional herdbull, was purchased by Wayne and Grant Veivers, Rewan Cattle Company, Rolleston for $10000
Lot 5 ALDINGA CONSUL sold for $9000 and Lot 2 ALDINGA CLOBBER for $8000 to Pete and Lisa Wipple, Nioka, Monto.
Lot 10 ALDINGA CLAUDIA'S WALTER sold to Richard Woolcock, Creek to Creek, Springsure, for $9000.
Lot 3 ALDINGA CONSUELO sold to Colin Jonsson, Ventcher Station for $8500
Lot 4 ALDINGA CHIESL sold to Little & Swan, Swan Heart Stud for $8500
Eric Webb, Webb Cattle Company, went home with 12 bulls for an average of $3620.
Kirkwood Family of Disney Station, Clermont purchased 8 bulls for an average of $3812.
Richmond Cattleman David Jones secured 6 bulls for an average of $4833.
Richard Woolcock, Creek to Creek, Springsure purchased 5 bulls for an average of $5900.
We sincerely thank all buyers and underbidders at The 24th Annual PIGGOTT Droughtmaster Sale.
Next year will be our 25th Anniversary sale and will feature 80 ALDINGA Droughtmaster Bulls.
The No.01 heifers followed an earlier consignment of 17 of their older sisters that were purchased in 2011. The older No.9 heifers have settled in well and produced their first calves for their new owners. The two consignments of heifers are foundation females for a new stud in the red centre.
17 ALDINGA herd bulls averaged $3912 with a top of $7500 giving ALDINGA Droughtmasters a total averaged $6022 for 46 bulls.
The 23rd Annual PIGGOTT Droughtmaster Sale offered 68 Registered Droughtmaster Bulls, (average $6000), and Droughtmaster Herd Bulls, (averaged $4000), with an overall average of $5353 and a clearance of 96%.
The Spann Family, Minlacowie/Wingfield Studs, were the successfull purchasers of ALDINGA BLING while Kenny Mutton will take ALDINGA BALLARD back to Western Australia.
Bulk buyer Camp Cattle Co, Derby, Western Australia was able to buy 14 Droughtmaster Bulls, for an average of $3785, that suited his strict criteria for tidy underlines for living in the spinifex. Creek to Creek Past Co, Springsure, outlayed an average of $6000 for 6 Droughtmaster Bulls while Arcturus Downs averaged $3750 for 6 Droughtmaster Bulls.
ALDINGA 07/80 prior to the PIGGOTT DROUGHTMASTER SALE in 2008
ALDINGA Droughtmasters congatulates the McCormack Family on their fine draft of bulls at their 2011 Sale.
Terry Piggott of' Aldinga Droughtmasters is congratulated by steward Mick Donohoe at the Springsure Show.
On Boxing Day night we received 225 mm (9 inches) and then another 46 mm (1.8 inches) that day. We lost kilometres of fencing, creek crossings, internal roads and cattle were washed away. So far we've recovered about 60 head, that must have been washed down and across the raging Rocky or Consuelo Creeks but others are still missing.
Landslides are everywhere on cliff faces and mountains and we were isolated by landslides and flooded creeks for many weeks. How lucky we were. All it has taken is a bit (three weeks worth) of sweat (great school holiday activity - no the kids will not become fencers) and ongoing tractor/grader work to fix roads and creek crossings. Cattle work is running behind schedule but on the bright side we are not feeding out lick - yet.
The morning after Boxing Day, 225mm followed by another 46mm that day. Floodwater reached the backyard fence.
Consuelo and 10 Mile Creeks broke banks and flowed as one. Fences were flattened, tangled and covered in Debris.
Silt and landslides on Rewan Road and ruined bitumen on the Carnarvon Highway south of Rolleston.
It was a very sad day for the Gallo Family but an exciting one at Aldinga when the truck finally arrived with its cargo of cows, all safe and sound, after a 20 hour trip. Just 30 hours later the first little bull calf was born.
At the 2008 Suncorp National Droughtmaster Store Cattle Show and Sale (1570 head), held at Emerald in March 2008, Aldinga females scooped the pool in everything they entered. Two pens of Aldinga heifers placed first and second in the over 300kg class with the winners awarded Grand Champion Pen of Females. The No. 7 heifers were joined for 12 weeks and had been on grass at Aldinga which had enjoyed the benefit of 900mm of rain since Novermber 2007. Our pen of Cows and calves also won their class at the show.
Terry Piggott, Aldinga Droughtmasters, with Grand Champion Pen of Females.