Welcome to Gold Creek Simmental, a proud family owned and operated bull-breeding business with three generations under its belt so far.
You couldn’t find a more perfect location to raise Simmental than Matawai, situated 45km north-west of Gisborne.
The Sanson family has been proudly running the Gold Creek farm for three generations. Logan and Joan started the commercial herd over 30 years ago, followed by Jim and Rachel who took over and continued making improvements to the 750 hectare property. Myself, Tom and my wife Adeline are now at the helm, and we have a vision that’s bold. Moving towards a 100% stud breeding operation means we no longer have the demands and distractions of commercial farming getting in the way.
2019 marked the 10th anniversary of our Simmental stud, having purchased the first lot of registered cows in 2009, from leading studs across the country. We are striving to continue raising the bar of our operation.
The Stud is named after the station which took its name from the creek running through the centre. Earlier settlers once thought they had struck it rich and found gold, but this was later validated as iron pyrite. Nevertheless, we still believe the property is producing gold by the quality of stock that comes off it.