History

Sam Hordern founded Yulgilbar Santa Gertrudis Stud as stud number 13. He was at that time a founding member of King Ranch Australia and was the foundation president of Santa Gertrudis breeders Australia Association. Today, Yulgilbar Station is owned by Sarah and Baillieu Myer (Sarah is Sam’s daughter) and has been in the Myer family since Sam’s death in 1960.

AT A GLANCE

SIZE
35,000 acres (14,000 hectares)

OWNERS
Sarah and Baillieu Myer

MANAGER
Rob and Lorraine Sinnamon

PROPERTY OVERVIEW
Eastern fall country on the Clarence River in northern NSW with 24 km of double river frontage comprising of alluvial loam fertile river flats, undulating pasture and some steep Serpentine rock mountain terrain. Cropping and pasture improvement programs operate on much of the property.

WHAT'S IN A NAME
Yulgilbar means ‘Place of many (or little) fishes' in the local indigenous dialect of Bungalong.

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
Originally settled by pastoralist Edward Ogilvie in 1840 as a 200,000 acre sheep station. Yulgilbar was purchased by Sam Hordern, who was one of the pioneers of Santa Gertrudis cattle in Australia . It continues under the ownership of his daughter, Sarah, and her husband Baillieu Myer. It is now the third oldest Santa Gertrudis Stud in Australia.

HERITAGE PROPERTY
A heritage listed property of natural beauty and of environmental significance, Yulgilbar contains much historical infrastructure, dating back to 1840. The station is also characterized by its impressive permanent water systems.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW
The Yulgilbar Santa Gertrudis Stud incorporates 600 breeders, while the commercial herd of more than 2,000 breeders is focused on turning off approxiamately 1,000 steers/year from 580-720 kg. A focus on vertical integration and poll cattle. Total cattle numbers 5,000 head. Yulgilbar has the largest Santa Gertrudis Seed Stock operation in NSW.

Buyers can purchase cattle from our private sale herd all year round or alternatively attend our annual production sale held the first Friday of September each year. Semen is also available for purchase. Yulgilbar cattle are MSA compliant, tested free for Pesti Virus (PI negative) as well has having an extensive herd health vaccination program in place.

FARMING
2000 acres are farmed growing summer crops including Lucerne , Corn for Silage and Earlage, Forage sorghum, Dolichos Lab Lab, Soybean, Adzuki bean and winter crops including forage oats, plantane and chickory.

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