ELROSE BRAHMAN STUD
793 Registered Brahman Females for Sale
All Group Breedplan Recorded
Valuable Large Scale Grey Brahman Stud Breeding Investment Opportunity !
For Sale by Expression of Interest
- 429 Cows & Calves (rejoined)
- 122 Cows – P.T.I.C
- 242 Heifers – Unjoined
- Joining Sires also available
“A Brahman Stud Female offering of this stature, substance or scope has not previously been made available in Australia!“
793 Registered Grey Brahman Females
(Joining Sires also Available)
Elrose Stud is calling for Expressions of Interest for the purchase of 793 females (or in parts thereof).
These females are currently part of the Elrose Grey Brahman Stud herd from which high quality bulls and heifers are produced for annual sales, by auction or privately in the paddock, and/or selected for within-herd replacement. They are located at ‘Comanche Station’, near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.
* A description of the females is provided on Schedule A. All are in good, strong, healthy condition, are sound, and those rearing calves are doing it very well.
For ease of management, in preparation for this offering, and taking into account paddock size, the females have been running as regular Stud breeding herds in this way since their arrival at ‘Comanche Station’. Recently, the PTIC cows of each herd were taken out of the cows and calves, and grouped together in one paddock, ‘Iron Gum’.
* Sire joinings commenced mid/late November and those bulls will remain with the cows until mid/late April. Calves have been branded. A recent fair/good season at ‘Comanche’ has ensured early re-breeding of these cows to deliver timely pre-Christmas calves later this year.
* The paddocks carry multi-sire joinings as, for management purposes, it is regular practice for Elrose to join a number of large paddocks this way, and then DNA calves for parentage. Joining sires’ DNA identification has been lodged with the DNA analysis company to ensure parentage validation when required.
* Prior to arrival at ‘Comanche Station’, the cows’ original herds were assessed, with any nonperformers/ unsound cows culled from these groups.
* All Females are registered with the A.B.B.A. and Group Breedplan recorded across multiple criteria.
* IMPORTANT NOTE – The advanced age of the calves generally through these groups is a feature of the offering. It is approaching normal weaning time and the outstanding value in this offering lies with securing the many exceptional 3-in-1 packages as soon as possible, before weaning becomes imminent.
Registered Brahman females for sale and can be purchased as:
Option A. As One Lot
Option B. In paddock Lots
Option C. In smaller lot splits (Gap, Heifer & Iron Gum paddocks)
429 Cows with Calves at Foot and re-joined
In Twin Hills Paddock
77 Registered Grey Brahman Cows and Calves
In Gap Paddock
244 Registered Grey Brahman Cows and Calves
In Big Rocky Paddock
108 Registered Grey Brahman Cows with Calves at foot.
122 Registered Grey Brahman Cows P.T.I.C
In Iron Gum Paddock
242 Unjoined Heifers
Depastured in Heifer Paddock
Full Schedule and details can be found in the Information Memorandum. Click the button below to open the PDF (you can print or download it once it is open)
Delivery ewill be given on property at “Comanche Station” Central QLD.
Register your expression of interest through our Livestock Marketing agents, Queensland Rural and McCaffery’s Australian Livestock. Both are fine livestock companies and they know the offering and the Elrose Stud well.
ELROSE BRAHMAN STUD is Australia’s largest Brahman Stud Enterprise comprising over 3,000 Grey Brahman breeders registered with the Australian Brahman Breeders’ Association.
Operated by Rodger & Lorena Jefferis & Family and based at Cloncurry in North West Queensland, the Stud, originally established in 1977, has developed to be one of the Australian beef cattle industry’s largest and leading producers of quality seedstock, with clientele extending to International centres of Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.
Operating a stud breeding programme in the extensive, variable and mostly extreme conditions and environment of North West Queensland continually stress tests every aspect of cattle production, however the ever present challenges of long periods of dry seasons, temperatures soaring to the mid 40◦C in summer and down to single figures on winter nights, monsoonal rain influences, and variable pasture quality, has established in the Elrose Brahman genetics a resilience and constitution to maintain high levels of production and progeny performance year-in, year-out, whatever the seasonal factors.
That optimum herd production standard has been set at elevated levels by Elrose in comparison to relevant trait recordings of average across the Brahman breed. The drive by the Stud to extract the best out of the breeding herd is backed through three key functions:
1. Elrose commenced Breedplan performance recording in 1995 and the Stud has been at the industry forefront of analysis for genetic improvement since that time. It is the largest performance recorded Brahman herd in Australia. The adherence to the objectivity of Group Breedplan data greatly increases the accuracy of selection and provides a faster rate of genetic benefit in the herd. The Jefferis’ have also aligned the Elrose Stud with participation in numerous major beef industry research projects such as; the CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies; the Brahman BIN Project; the Next Gen. Beef Breeding Strategies Project led by the University of Queensland; the Enabling of Genetic Improvement of Reproduction in Tropical Beef Cattle Project led by AGBU from the University of New England.
Data is collected for a range of traits covering growth, carcass and fertility criteria – 200, 400 and 600 Day Weights, carcass scanning for EMA and fat measurements, scrotal measurements, semen evaluation crushside and morphology, reproductive tract evaluation, days to calving for females, carcass weights and yield, etc., etc.
2. Sire investment and selection is critical to the success of the Elrose Stud. When a sire is found that meets the discerning criteria of Rodger & Lorena Jefferis, they always back themselves to secure it. Their vision in sire procurement is long term. Will he enhance the breed standard and quality of the Elrose Stud? Will he maintain the structural correctness evident in Elrose Brahmans? Is his weight and carcass performance in sync, and at optimum level? Are his fertility indicators strong? Do we envisage his daughters establishing themselves with positive long term influence right across the herd?
Their record is enviable – Lancefield Ambition $60,000 in 1998 (Australian Record Brahman Bull Price); Lancefield Signature $87,500 in 2001 (Australian Record); Lancefield M Billionaire $240,000 in 2007, all exceptional contributors to the genetic progress of the Elrose Stud herd. Recent years have seen further significant investment in highly credentialed sires such as $65,000 Lancefield Jackman and $52,500 NCC Marshall, $56,000 Palmal Abbott, and in 2017, the $325,000 NCC Justified, an Australian All Breeds Record Price for a Stud Sire at auction.
A small selection of elite level bulls from within the Stud’s own breeding programme are assessed and retained as Sires for the Stud herd as well. Recent results from the Brahman Beef Information Nucleus (BIN) Project identified a group of steers, progeny of the Elrose sire You Bet, as the “highest dollar returns on the hook”; again reinforcing the practical, commercial beef industry attributes of the Elrose Brahman genetics.
3. Rodger & Lorena Jefferis live with their Stud cattle. Every task of Stud work, they carry out themselves. They know their Stud breeding herd through continual monitoring for any weakness in any individual or breeding line – be it fertility, temperament, constitution, beef performance, structural fault, etc. – they don’t remain in the Stud herd and are quickly eliminated. In contrast, they also identify the superior overall performers and manage the breeding programme to multiply those “influencers” more quickly through the herd. It is the Elrose hands-on “whole of herd” approach of selection, management and Studmaster expertise that has made the Grey Brahman breeding herd of the Elrose Stud such a valuable genetic resource for Australia’s beef industry today.
The application of Elrose Grey Brahmans to succeed, when participating at beef industry benchmark levels of numerous feature events, with Stud Cattle in the Led Show Judging ring, and also Commercial Cattle in Prime Beef competitions, is extremely creditable. It shows a Brahman breed standard and style in compliance with the best of industry demand, coupled with, at the commercial end of the beef business, uniformity of superior weight for age and carcase performance off grass or grain, that guarantees premium pricing in all the markets. What a combination!
18th World Brahman Congress 2016 Rockhampton
World Brahman Congress 2002 Rockhampton
Brahman Country National Livestock Championships
Brahman Country National Livestock Championships
ABBA Brahman Commercial Female Show & Sale
Brahman Feature Show
Champion Pen Grain Fed Ox
Reserve Champion Stud Female
Champion Pen Grass Fed Ox
Champion Performance Bull
Champion Pen (Twice)
Most Successful Exhibitor
Grand Champion Bull
The Elrose stud is considered to be one of, if not the, leading Australian Brahman stud in producing quality Brahman genetics. The quality of Elrose genetics is evident from BREEDPLAN evaluation results and the numerous awards won by the stud in cattle shows.
The benefit of the Elrose Stud is the genetics have been brought into the Elrose EU commercial herd and the gains identified above are being achieved within the herd.