Cracking Wirruna Spring 2019 sale

Wirruna’s Spring 2019 sale was well beyond my expectations. With many parts of Australia battling extreme drought and dwindling female numbers for many clients, the demand for bulls and females was expected to be subdued at best. Instead, a good… Continue reading

Take an eight year genetic leap

Wirruna Poll Herefords is very focussed on providing beef genetics to the commercial beef producer that help them to be more profitable and have a product that is more valuable to the overall beef chain. This has involved a long… Continue reading

Wirruna Celebrates 70th Birthday

This year marks a major milestone for the Wirruna Poll Hereford Stud herd at Holbrook, owned and managed by the Locke family for 3 generations.  The current custodians of the herd, Ian & Diney Locke of “Spring Valley” Holbrook are… Continue reading

Excellent Spring Sale for 2017

It was a good day in the office for the Locke family at Wirruna Poll Herefords. The highest number of registered bidders, their highest top price achieved and their 2nd highest sale average. The $7,610 sale average was up $1,500… Continue reading

Marbling & True Polled bulls in demand

The Wirruna Autumn Bull and female sale saw a similar average and clearance to that achieved the previous Spring. Especially pleasing was a new record price paid at Wirruna for the high marbling stud sire Wirruna Kalimna K326 shared by… Continue reading

Understanding the Poll Gene

 Article by Ian Locke, Wirruna Poll Herefords, Holbrook

“Finding a horned calf resulting from the joining of polled parents can sometimes be an unexpected and often unwanted surprise” Ian Locke of Wirruna Poll Herefords exclaimed.  “However, it is… Continue reading

Solid Spring 2016 Sale

The Wirruna sale experienced a strong vote of confidence from commercial buyers for the top end of bulls. Of note, the first 10 lots were sires used in the Wirruna program, and 9 of these went to commercial beef operations… Continue reading