2013 Christmas letter
Wed, Dec 25 2013


Season's Greetings


Wow! What a ride!

Whatever way you look at 2013, Australian Primary Industries have seen it all.

I look back on 2013 as one of the toughest in recent times.

We have seen all Mother nature has to throw at us and then some!

Add some of the leanest times seen in the Beef Industry since the 1974 Beef Crash, an unstable Federal

government ,depressed property prices and a lack lustre economy, leading up to the Election; it has generallybeen a bloody rough time for Australian Agriculture!

Those who thought ", A suspension to the Live Export trade" would not have an impact on the balance of

Australian Cattle Markets; have been proven very wrong ,with a combination of large numbers of Northern

cattle pushing South in order to sell progeny; widespread and enduring Drought conditions across wide areas

of the Country testing the most resilient of Australian Pastoralist resolve, and a general oversupply of Cattle inSouthern Australian has seen the Cattle Market Depressed for now an extended period.

A hot and dry start to January at Yulgilbar finished the month with again major flooding .

31 inches rain fell until the beginning of March with 3 flood events during that time, testing the Yulgilbar teamsresolve when it came to flood fencing!

Continued wet conditions thru to July certainly made Farming North Coast style challenging .

It could be said that we have become resourceful when it comes to pulling Trucks, Harvesters', Toyota's ,

Horses ,etc etc out of bogged conditions!

The tap turned off from July to mid November ,proving again Mother Nature is boss.

Drought strategies ,stock reduction and plan B were all thoughts firmly in place by early November when

Yulgilbar was blessed with season breaking rain and restoring to our delight ,good seasonal prospects for


The team at Yulgilbar have performed superbly in seeing our work program well ahead of schedule ,with all

crops planted and well progressed with Branding approaching Christmas.


We are again humbled by this year's support of our friends and clients from near and far.

We remain committed to providing leading edge "New Generation" Santa Gertrudis genetics.

To our valued clients, new and old, we are most grateful for your business this last year.

As seed stock producers we remain committed to supplying you with a product that will assist in improving

the quality of beef cattle that you all produce.

It is our wish that as a supplier of Santa Gertrudis genetics, we remain Industry relevant in offering cattle that will lead in terms of Performance and Profitability. Our desire is to not only be a source of supply for your operation once, but more importantly for many years to come.

The Stud breeding program at Yulgilbar can undisputedly boast one of the widest and most diverse array of

Poll Santa Gertrudis bloodlines currently available in Australian Santa Gertrudis .

We are passionate about being able to supply your needs on an ongoing basis and to this end we are constantly introducing new market leading genetics to be able to continue to supply our valued clients with unrelated bloodlines .

Should you require, We are happy to assist you in tailoring your breeding program to suit your country,

markets and budget. 2014 will see the release of further new exciting Poll sire lines at Yulgilbar, along with a significant number of our "Sangus" Bulls (Santa Angus Composites) available for sale.

We Currently have 50 working age bulls available for immediate delivery, for those producers who have in

recent weeks received rain that will enable delayed breeding programs to proceed.

As always we are keen to hear about your achievements with our bloodlines. Equally important, we trust

in the unlikely event of our cattle not performing to your expectations, that we be the first to hear, so

a solution can be found!

On behalf of Yulgilbar Pastoral Company, the team sincerely thank you for your business, either this year or in previous years; your trust in our supply of seed stock, and most certainly your friendship.

Wishing you, a “Merry Christmas” and a prosperous New Year!

Kind regards,

Rob Sinnamon

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