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Truvalle Achievements

 

Champion Bulls:

  • Truvalle Dalkeith -- Grand Champion Bull, Droughtmaster feature show, 1972

  • Truvalle Cain -- 2nd in the Droughtmaster breed at the National "Sire of the Year" contest, 1974

  • Truvalle Fabian -- Grand Champion Bull, Brisbane R.N.A Show, 1974. Sold for $4900 to Kengoon Stud.

  • Truvalle Fabian -- National Droughtmaster Sire of the Year, 1977

  • Truvalle Fabian -- National Droughtmaster Sire of the Year, 1978

Champion Females:

  • Truvalle Fleur -- Grand Champion Female, Droughtmaster feature show, 1972

  • Truvalle Fancy -- Female bought by Sunny View Stud, beginning of Sunny View Fancy line.

  • Truvalle Nelly -- Sold for record $4800, Gympie Droughtmaster Female Sale, 1985

  • Truvalle Treasure --Grand Champion Female. Brisbane RNA 1987.

 

  • Truvalle Adelaide -- Sold for a world record $10,000, Gympie Droughtmaster Female Sale, 1989

  • Truvalle Valkyrie -- Top priced cow and calf at $6,000, Gympie Droughtmaster Female Sale, 1989

  • Truvalle Racy V -- Top priced unmated heifer for $2800, 15 months old, Gympie Droughtmaster Female Sale, 1990

  • Truvalle Token III -- Top priced female with bull calf at foot for $4000, 10th Annual Gympie Female Sale, 1991

  • Truvalle Magpie V -- Top priced female of $7000, 23rd Annual South East Queensland Female Sale at Gympie, 2004

Truvalle Adelaide  1987 - 2008

  • Two other females at the same sale as above sold for $3000 and $4000 to Rob Scanlan, giving the Truvalle Stud top average for the sale

  • Sold Droughtmaster x Cows/Heifers Avg Kg...560.4kg, $895.39 $ / Head, in March 2005 

 

  • Truvalle Adelaide LN8871592F (born 13th October 1987) was purchased as a foundation female for Jeanette and John Birch's Jaybees herd in 1989 for $10,000. Since then she has produced and reared eighteen calves....seven bull calves and eleven heifers.  It was with a sad and heavy heart they bid her farewell 26th April 2008.  Truly a remarkable effort from a wonderful ambassador of her breed.     

 

Successful Commercial Sales:

  • Sold Droughtmaster x Steers Avg Kg... 297kg, $690 $ / Head, in February 2005.  

  • Sold Droughtmaster x Steers Avg Kg...271.20kg, $629.29 $ / Head, in July 2005.

 

  • Sold Droughtmaster Steers about ten months...Avg Kg...231kg, $595 $ / Head, in August 2007.

  • Sold Droughtmaster Steers about ten months...Avg Kg...296kg, $620 $ / Head, in August 2007.

  • Sold Droughtmaster Heifers eight to ten months...$395 and $400 $ / Head, in August 2007.

 

  • Sold Droughtmaster x Cows  to 147c/kg...$1062.72...to top the Moreton Sale in May 2008.

 

       

         Successes in the Show Ring:

 

           Of Special Interest:

Truvalle females were part of an export of PTIC heifers to Indonesia and Malaysia, in 1971.  In 1983 two Truvalle stud females were identified at Qujiang Farm, Shaoguan, in central north Guandong Province in China.

"They had carried the name through the years with credit under obviously difficult times and calved regularly since arriving in China to confirm that they were true ambassadors of the breed."

(From the book, "Putting the 'D' in AAA DROUGHTMASTER Australian for Australians by Australians, A comprehensive history of Droughtmaster Cattle in Australia and overseas", written by John Boydell.)