Wyoming Romagnola Cattle

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Time To Say Goodbye

Codrilla Homestead Complex

Codrilla Homestead Complex

From January 2018 Wyoming Romagnolas will no longer be operated from “Codrilla” at Nebo.

In recent times Codrilla has been sold and we have acquired additional properties “Mira” at Rolleston and “Tedlands” at Koumala where the stud will now operate from.

Codrilla which was originally purchased by Ron Pullen and family in 1983 has been the home base of Wyoming Romagnolas since 2000 after we relocated from our property “Wyoming” at Nebo.

A majority of the Romagnola cattle will be located at Mira with a smaller number of half bred Brahmagnola cattle based at Tedlands.

Bulls and females will continue to be available for sale by contacting Ron on his mobile telephone number 0429 156 178.

Champion Commercial Heifer Mackay Show 2017

Mackay Show 2017 Beef Dinner

Mackay Show 2017 Beef Dinner

With only two head nominated in the commercial section of this years Mackay Show, we were happy to be successful in placing 1st in the Single Heifer 2 Teeth Grain Fed section before the same heifer took out Champion Commercial Female of the Show.

Richmond Field Days – Bull Sale Friday 9 June 2017

Romagnola BullWyoming Romagnolas will be selling 4 Romagnola bulls and 8 Brahmagnola bulls (6 polled) at the Richmond Field Days “Bulls of the North” All Breeds Sale at 1pm on Friday the 9th of June 2017 at the Richmond Showgrounds.  These bulls are available for inspection now and will sell as Lots 19 to 30 inclusive.

All bulls will be vet checked, weighed, semen tested and have been vaccinated for 5 in 1 and Botulism.

If you are unable to attend the sale you may wish to contact your preferred agent to bid on your behalf.

Photos of  a selection of these bulls can be found on the “For Sale” page of this website, or for more information on these bulls or any other bulls that we may have for sale, please call Ron on 0429 156 178.

Looking to the Future of Beef Technology

Ron with one of his Champion Carcases

Ron with one of his Champion Carcases

Nebo beef producer and principal of Wyoming Romagnolas, Ron Pullen, says the question cattle people should be asking themselves at present is –  how will my slaughter cattle rate be altered with Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) revolutionary plan to install Objective Carcass Measurement (OCM) technology across the red meat industry?

Mr Pullen thinks this technology may well be closer than most people think.

“The Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology is planned to go into 90 slaughter facilities across Australia with MLA borrowing $150 million to do so,” he said

Cattle producers who wish to maximise their returns will have to seriously look at their genetic herd make-up.   The Pullen’s operation has a strong commercial focus and Mr Pullen believes that cattle people who have been producing high yielding slaughter cattle will at last be paid for their efforts.

“As a producer, I cannot wait for the day when I will be paid for those kilos of saleable beef my animals may produce, and move away from the old system where you are paid for carcass weight.” he said.

“I feel the present system has served the industry well over the past several decades, but we need to move on to be a more competitive exporting force.”

Over 15 years ago, Ron Pullen and his family participated in VIAscan trialling.  The intention was to use the technology to estimate the saleable beef yield.  The bullocks that were trialled were a large number of Romagnola/Brahman cross that were bred from the Pullen family’s high content Brahman breeder herd by their Wyoming Romagnola stud bulls.

Mr Pullen said the result was outstanding, with the consignment yielding several percent higher than what Researchers considered as a top end percentage.

“We have continued to breed Romagnola/Brahman cattle using our home bred Romagnolas and have sold 2000 of these fat cattle during the 2016 calendar year.  Coupled with a reasonable season, best beef prices in my 45 years in the industry and the present system – weight for age – I believe it was a result very few people could match.  I am extremely satisfied that I have continued to follow my belief in Romagnola genetics as I feel that we will continue to see the benefits of the breed in crossbreeding programs as these new technologies start coming into place.” Ron said.

*Story written by Ron and James Pullen and published in the Queensland Country Life as “Pullen All For Future Beef Technology”.

February All Breeds Sale 2017 Results

Wyoming Kipp

Wyoming Kipp

The top price Romagnola bull at the February All Breeds Sale 2017 was Wyoming Kip selling for $6,500.  Kip was purchased by the Stretton family of Kuttabul after attending an on property pre-sale inspection at Codrilla in January.  The Stretton’s were so impressed with Kip that they were determined to buy him at the sale and battled it out with the Tanzer family to secure him.  Both the the Stretton’s and the Tanzer’s commented that the depth and style of the bull were what drew their attention to him.

Not wanting to go home empty handed, the Tanzer Family selected Wyoming Kojo again commenting on his depth and his true Romagnola type.

Selecting 4 bulls for their commercial operation was the Turley Cattle Company after previously seeing Wyoming Romagnola bulls and their cross-bred commercial calves while driving down the Beef Road past Codrilla on numerous occasions.

We would like to thank all buyers and under bidders on a successful sale.

Selling 8 Bulls at February All Breeds Sale – 15 February 2017

Wyoming Kojo

Wyoming Romagnolas will be selling 8 quality stud registered Romagnola bulls at the Rockhampton February All Breeds Sale on Day 2, 15th of February 2017 at the CQLX, Gracemere.  These bulls are available now for inspection are selling in the ring as Lots 427 to 434 inclusive.

All bulls will be vet checked, weighed, scanned, semen tested and have been vaccinated for 5 in 1 and Botulism.  All information will be available to interested buyers on the day or by contacting us directly in the week leading up to the sale.

If you are unable to attend the sale you may wish to contact your preferred agent to bid on your behalf.

Photos of  all these bulls can be found on the “For Sale” page of this website, or for more information on these bulls or any other bulls that we may have for sale, please call Ron on 0429 156 178.

100% Sale Clearance at Rockhampton All Breeds Bull & Female Sale

Top Price Romagnola Bull at Rockhampton February All Breeds Bull & Female Sale 2016

Top Price Romagnola Bull at Rockhampton February All Breeds Bull & Female Sale 2016

Wyoming Romagnolas would like to thank the Warrian Family, Stevens Family and Rockemer Family on the purchase of our bulls at the Rockhampton All Breeds Bull & Female Sale 2016.

All five (5) bulls sold under the hammer for a $4,400 average with our Beef Australia Reserve Senior Champion Bull, Wyoming Huxley, topping the draft at $5,500.

Anyone who may have missed out on securing one of our bulls at the sale are welcome to inspect our draft of paddock sale bulls that are available for immediate delivery.  Please contact Ron on 0429 156 178 for further details.

5 Bulls for Rockhampton February All Breeds Sale 2016

Wyoming Jack sells as part of our sale team at the Rockhampton Februrary All Breeds Sale 2016

Wyoming Jack sells as part of our sale team at the Rockhampton Februrary All Breeds Sale 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year and let everyone know that Wyoming Romagnolas will be selling 5 bulls at the Rockhampton February All Breeds Bull & Female Sale held on the 16th-17th of February 2016 at the CQLX, Gracemere.  These bulls are available for sale now or in the selling ring as Lots 308 to 312 inclusive.

These quality bulls have been semen tested, vaccinated with 5in1 and Botulism and we highly recommend them to you.

If you are unable to attend the sale you may wish to contact your preferred agent to bid on your behalf.

For anyone that may be interested in purchasing these bulls prior to the sale, we can offer interest free payment plans to assist you in securing the bulls now.

Photos of  all these bulls can be found on the “For Sale” page of this website, or for more information on these bulls or any other bulls that we may have for sale, please call Ron on 0429 156 178.

Wyoming Romagnolas Claims Champion Carcase of the Show

At the recent Mackay Show, Wyoming Romagnolas entered 10 Romagnola/Brahman cross steers into various classes of the commercial (hoof) and carcase (hook) cattle competitions of the show.

In the commercial section there were 154 head nominated across several categories.  In the Grainfed Single Steer Showing 2 Permanent Teeth class we placed 3rd with one of our steers.

The following day in the carcase competition we placed 1st and 2nd in the Grainfed Chiller Bullock Class – Single Bullock Suitable to the Japanese Market, with the 1st place carcase then going on to claim the Champion Carcase of the show ahead of 125 other entries.

These results complement our success in the commercial cattle competitions at Beef Australia 2015 where we were minor place getters in the Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championship and the ANZ National Carcase Competition.

We believe that the end result is what we should all be aiming for in our herds and we feel that our Romagnola cross cattle are beating our expectations with our placings in the carcase competitions a true testament to that.

Wyoming Romagnolas Selling Bulls Online

Livestock LogoWith technology playing a big part in our daily lives these days, we have decided that it was time to get on board and start selling a small selection of bulls through an online cattle auction partner.

So from time to time throughout the year we will be listing bulls at the newly released website www.livestock.com.au which will give people the opportunity to view and bid directly online for bulls that we have made available on there.

If buying cattle online is not your thing – don’t worry, we will continue to have a select number of bulls and females for sale on the show circuit throughout Queensland and a much larger selection for sale direct from the paddock at our properties Codrilla near Nebo and Mira near Rolleston.

Check out www.livestock.com.au to see what we currently have available for sale online!