Top Result for Gold Creek Simmental

Thank you to everyone who turned out in support of our inaugural on farm auction for Gold Creek Simmentals. A good crowd braved terrible weather to give strong support to the sale, where two New Zealand Simmental records were broken at the sale at Matawai, 45km north-west of Gisborne.

The sale raised the highest price for a rising 1-year bull and highest price for a semen straw, while four bulls and two heifers were transferred for stud. The infusion of Woonallee genetics was seen as a point of difference and viewed as an outcross for many studs.

Gold Creek Simmentals is a proud, family-owned and operated bull-breeding business, continually pushing to produce top-quality sires. We have more than 150 fully registered pure Simmental cows on the property and aim to reach 200 by the 2021 calving season. The business also runs an extensive Embryo Transfer Programme using the best sourced genetics from across the globe, all sourced via Woonallee Simmentals in Australia. Every year the business flushes its best cows and introduces a range of genetics to continually lift the quality of calves produced.

The three generations of family to run Gold Creek Simmentals so far have found a near-perfect place for the breed and this year’s draft of bulls were powerful terminal sires with high growth rates.

They’re predominately polled, with a quarter being homozygous polled, and many out of first calving heifers, which gives the business confidence their programme is moving in the right direction.

The industry is increasingly moving towards polled cattle and it’s something we are seeing our clients demand more. All bulls have 100k SNP profiles and have been sire verified so you can be sure pedigrees are correct. Incorrect pedigree information can drastically alter a bull’s breeding values. All our bulls have also been service capacity tested and semen tested so you can be confident they are ready to go at mating time.

Gold Creek’s latest offering presented an opportunity to secure a variety of genetics with rising two-year bulls, rising one-year heifers, two semen sires and an interesting feature lot, the pick of three outstanding R1 bulls, all up for grabs.

The make-up of these pedigrees comprised an outcross for many herds, with genetics sourced from both New Zealand and overseas, which Gold Creek Simmentals have infused and tested to produce a result that is performing well in the New Zealand climate and market.

We’re happy to provide this service for clients and there have been some great returns so far. One of the sires that features heavily in the catalogue is Woonallee Los Angeles, still the record priced Simmental bull in Australasia.

He has been the best performing imported sire we have used to date, and is stamping his progeny with real substance and style, backed up by a very well-balanced set of figures and the structural integrity needed for the New Zealand environment.


2021 Gold Creek Simmentals on-farm sale results as follow:

2/2 Rising one-year bulls, sold to $27,000 ( Lot 24, Gold Creek J53 to Woonallee Simmentals, Furner, Australia) average $16,500.

21/22 R2 Bulls sold 3 times to $11,000 ( Lot 3, Gold Creek Honduras to Jeremy Kemp, Rere. Lot 9 Gold Creek Hollywood to Richard Wallace, Wairoa and Lot 10 Gold Creek Henchman to Graeme Maxwell, Tutira) average $6,800.

3/3 R1 heifers sold to $3,500 ( Lot 28 Gold Creek J110 to Cribb Farming, Te Karaka) average $3,166.

4/4 semen packages sold to $850/straw (Lot 31 Woonallee Phar Lap to John and Helen Hammond, Ruaview – Simmental and Angus) average $495/straw.

With thanks, Tom Sanson

Stud Manager