Hitting the sweet spot

Glenwarrah Delux T017 Lot 46. Pictures Contributed.

Originally ‘Glenwarrah‘ was the name given to Steve’s A.I.S. stud, chosen by Steve and his mother Joyce Collins, combining the two cultures Scottish and aboriginal with ‘glen’ meaning water and ‘warrah’ place of honey, for their Tamworth dairying property.

The hereford stud herd of ‘Glenwarrah’ was established 40 years ago by Steve, whose background came from dairying and a commercial crossbreeding beef operation at Tamworth. The first stud cows were purchased from Strathleigh Herefords, these cows were mainly by the successful breeding bull Devon Court Coronet 22 with calves at foot by Tummel Jubilee 10.

In the early stages females were purchased from South Boorook, Yarram Park, Invernaion, Clerkness and Cootharaba. In the mid 80’s a large number of cows were added from the dispersal of the Iolanthe herd. The renowned Satisfaction family came from two cows in this purchase. Over the early years there were other cows purchased at dispersals, the best of these was a Devon Court heifer from the Lioness family, this family has gone on to be a dominate family for us.

Glenwarrah was a prominent exhibitor at ‘Glen Innes Show and Sale’ for many years, where the stud had great success achieving the ‘Champion Pen of Three Bulls and the Truck Load of Bulls’ on two occasions, as well as winning Grand Champion Bull of the sale and topping the sale several times.

After Glen Innes the stud combined to sell with Stannum Herefords at Casino and later at Tenterfield. We decided to move our sale back to the family property “Brooksby” at Bundarra, where we conduct the sale in July every year.

2020 saw a new direction for Glenwarrah Hereford with David and Kate Collins adding their ideas to the breeding of the Herefords here at “Brooksby”.

As David has always been directed by Steve on the breeding, it is now time for him to make his mark on the beef industry using sires that complement the base herd that Stephen has put together. With a strong grounding in meat and muscle it isn’t hard to see what David is after in the future.

Recently David and Kate returned two sires to the herd to add strength in the future, both had been bred by Stephen and sold in recent times and David felt he could introduce the six year old Glenwarrah Mumbai M183 and Glenwarrah Delux P232 over the strong cow herd to a great advantage. This year’s offering of 28 Hereford bulls have these two bulls represented soundly with big strong muscled bulls for sale.

Our sale is on the 24th July at “Brooksby” Bundarra and can also be followed on Auctions Plus. The selling agents are Nutrien Armidale and Armitage and Buckley Armidale.