Watasanta Stud - History
The Watasanta stud was established in 1985. It was based on a broad genetic base of predominately Poll females from Aberdeen, Boongarry, Calga West, Circle 8 and Yarrawonga-Waco.
In more recent times top females and genetics have been sourced from Brookside, Marston, Wavehill and Canowindra studs. Only the best of purchased sires have been introduced including Waco Odessey top price bull $27,500, Canowindra In The Groove equal top price $32,000.
At Watasanta we want to continue to be leaders in breeding the highest performance recorded Santa. This is backed with Breedplan figures giving bull purchased added confidence with raw measurements, ensuring the genetic impact they want in their own herds at home.
The Watasanta cattle have excelled in
- Weight gain (quick growth)
- Easy doing (constitution, ability to fatten)
- Eye muscle area (more red meat)
- Fertility (semen quality & Mobility)
This is a result of genetic stacking, continuously using sires that excelling in these traits by achieving and constantly working on these traits our cattle are commercially accepted, out bulls will give that extra performance in their offspring. A promise made by us.
Bull selection – must look good and have stance as
- A calf- just weeks old
- A weaner off mum
- As a yearling
- Fully developed 2 year old
We DO NOT have time for bulls that need more time. Bulls must be eye appealing and look like a bull.
Our bulls are performing well throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand.