Bottle Tree Downs, Rolleston QLD 4702

     

    About

    Tim and Trina Patterson along with their children Alenna, Sarah, and Lochlan run the Broad leaf Santa Gertrudis Stud at “Bottle Tree Downs” near Rolleston in Central Queensland. Established in 2004 from grading up cows from our family’s commercial herd as well as the purchase of stud cows from other studs as the opportunity arose. We now run 200 cows in our stud herd as well as 400 commercial breeders on “Bottle Tree Downs”.

    Our first Santa Gertrudis were introduced into our commercial herd 1984 by establishing a small herd of cows to breed bulls supplementing our purchases to fast track the breed into our polled Hereford herd.  

    In the Broad Leaf Stud, genetics from Gyranda, Rosevale, Greenup, Rowanlea, Glencol, Yarrawonga/Waco, Pinaroo, Cooinda, and Cree Studs can be found in the pedigrees of our cattle. As you can see, stud sires have been sourced from a number of studs as well as using AI with an emphasis being placed on quiet, fertile cattle that will perform in our environment, finishing off pasture, crop, or in the feedlot. “Bottle Tree Downs” is predominantly Brigalow/softwood scrub country with buffel grass being the main pasture.

    “Our aim is to produce commercially aligned, environmentally adapted cattle that perform in Central Queensland.”  

    Annual Bull Sale

     

    Monday 14 September 2020
    Bottle Tree Downs, Rolleston

     

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    Sires

    Sires selected for use in the Broad Leaf herd need to meet our aims of producing quiet, easy doing, fertile and functional cattle in our environment.

    Gallery 

     

    A selection of images showcasing the Broad Leaf Santa Gertrudis Stud

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