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What People Say About Us

Andy McGeoch
Andy McGeoch
NSW Stud Stock Manager
Elders Rural Services Australia Limited
The Oldfield stud has for some years now been breeding optimum performance Poll Hereford cattle without sacrificing the easy do quality of a good British breed. It would be fair to say that Oldfield Poll Herefords on recent show and sale results would rank in the top five studs that support the Dubbo National Show & Sale each year. They are simply very good cattle bred by very good people.

Welcome to Oldfield Poll Herefords

Oldfield Poll Hereford Stud was formed in 1984 upon a commercial herd established in 1968. We are located at Emerald Hill on the fertile North West Plains approximately 22km NW of Gunnedah NSW.  We are a family owned and run operation with a herd base of 350 registered poll Hereford females of leading Australia/New Zealand and North American genetics.  We expanded our herd with the purchase of the quality Markowen female herd from Keith, SA, in October 2010.  We choose top genetics for our stud herd and then run it as a commercial operation for exceptional performance in all conditions + profit.  We are EU ACCREDITED and have been performance recording across the entire herd with BREEDPLAN for 16 years.  You are welcome to inspect our operation by calling Peter on 0427 431 521.  We'd be delighted to show you around.  You can also find us on FB.



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2017 update

This site is in the process of being updated... so look at our Facebook page ! - Oldfield Poll Herefords - for recent news and 2017 sale report.  Your inspection of our operation is always welcome so telephone Peter on 0427 431 521 if you are passing through Gunnedah.

Lot 1 - 2015 BULL SALE - Oldfield Jaguar PHAJ139 - Sire Prospect

Presenting Oldfield Jaguar PHAJ139, lot 1.
Presenting Oldfield Jaguar PHAJ139, lot 1.
A beautifully balanced and well put together bull with great bone and presence.  Jaguar is in the top 5% of the Breed for 200D, 400D and 600D weight, carcase weight and mature cow weight.  HIs supermarket, grass fed and EU indexes are in the top 5%.  He is by Bowen Firetrail BWNF92, a bull of proven performance with outstanding EBVs across the Board and indexes again in the top 5% of the Breed.  His dam's sister was Grand Champion cow at Adelaide Royal.


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Results of 30th anniversary female sale, thank you for a good sale in tough times!

Oldfield 30th anniversary Female Sale - Friday 7 November 2014 - Catalogue

Attached are the female lots for our sale on Friday, 7 November 2014 at Emerald Hill via Gunnedah.  All cows with heifer calves on offer, a variety of performance genetics from the Oldfield and Markowen herds.  Inspection from 9am with sale-o at 12 noon. 

Female sale - 7 November 2014 - Elders comment on quality offered

The Elders team recently visited us at Oldfield to inspect the cows and heifer calf lots to be offered at our 30th anniversary female sale on Friday, 7 November 2014.  Many of the industry know and respect the knowledge and experience that Andy McGeoch (Elders, Dubbo) brings to livestock in Australia.  Here is what Andy thought of our cattle:

"It was wonderful to inspect this offering today and say the wonderful quality and efficiency of traditional Poll Hereford cattle has not been endangered by the successful pursuit of performance. These wonderful matrons are nice roomy well balanced females with wonderful skins and outlook and quite obviously have a very good lactating ethic by virtue of their calves at foot.

Be assured this is a genuine sale of all healthy stud females that are rearing a heifer calf in 2014. I thoroughly recommend your interest in acquiring a base line of females or adding a great new family to your existing programme.

Timing is always of the essence and right now I think with the restoration of the season in many northern areas, beef prospects in the immediate future have never looked more promising for a long long time.

For 30 years now the McArthur family have been an ornament to the Poll Hereford breed it is now our turn to acknowledge that great contribution.”

Andy McGeoch 0418 737 470

Celebrating 30 years - Female Opportunity Sale - 7 November 2014 > 80 units

To celebrate 30 years of stud breeding, we are offering all our females (joined) with heifer calves on-property at Emerald Hill (via Gunnedah) NSW.   We would like to contribute to the cattle industry, which we think has a bright future, and think this is a good way to do so.   Ben Simpson (OGA Creative Agency) spent a day with us recently, photographing our females for the sale catalogue.    It will be published very soon but here is one of Ben's stunning photos.  You can also see our video at Or check out our FB site.  Don't forget to register on the left of this screen for a catalogue to be sure of getting one!

!New sire for 2014 joining season - Nova Royalty NOVF06

We have purchased Nova Royalty NOVF06 from Centennial Herefords.  He was class winner at Dubbo National Show & Sale and sold for $24,000.  We were the underbidder at the sale and but we've had a second chance.  He is a Bowen Vincent V1 son, who is a trait leader for milk, has excellent growth and fertility and high calving ease.  Royalty has beautiful length and a good balance of EBVs being in the top 20% for most.  He will be joined to 100 cows in Spring.

Oldfield Centrefold H120 Supreme Exhibit 2014 Gunnedah Show

Centrefold stood out against strong competition with 139cm EMA.  He gained a first at the 2014 Dubbo NationalShow & Sale and was sold to P&R Capp of Spring Ridge.

Oldfield heifers go to Kazakhstan!

1800 Hereford heifers are heading off to Kazakhstan soon and 25 Oldfield heifers are amongst them, for the first time.  Perhaps better known as the home of Borat, Kazakhstan is working to develop agriculture to supplement an economy mostly based on the minerals industry.  There is great demand for Australia’s ‘clean and green’ cattle there and the Hereford’s well-recognised fertility and feed-efficiency.

The buyers for the Kazakh-owned ranch, which takes up a chunk of the country in the south-east region near the border with China, swept through eastern Australia recently to purchase breeding females to expand the herd.   “We hope this will be ongoing for Oldfield”, says stud principal Peter McArthur.  “The buyers are coming back next autumn for more heifers and also bulls.  We are pleased to be contributing our surplus breeding stock in this way.”

Quality "H" drop heifers - opportunity to purchase

A unique opportunity to purchase an extremely even line of EU Accredited females.  These heifers are carrying some exciting and diverse genetics.  We are able to offer these females due to an excessive amount of "H" drop females.  Call Peter on 0427 431 521 for further information.  SOLD TO JEA RURAL AT MULLALEY NSW. 

Home grown stud sire

10/04/2010 Reserve Senior Champion Bull, Sydney Royal Easter Show
06/03/2010 Senior Champion Bull, Barraba 99th Annual Agricultural Show

Oldfield Dynamite! D43 is the best bull we have bred in 25 years of stud breeding.  At 20 months of age, Dynamite weighed 975kgs and scanned an EMA of 130 square cms. A son of Bowen Tornado Z260 (ET) and Oldfield Lioness W63, we think he is a leading bull for the Hereford breed.  Visitors to our stud have consistently picked Dynamite out as the bull they'd like to take home and he roused alot of interest at Sydney Royal too.  Dynamite will join our sire battery again for the 2011 joining season as we want his outstanding carcase traits throughout our herd.   Semen in Dynamite is available and at commercial quantities if desired.  See our "Sales" page for details or contact us direct. 

"Most successful exhibitor" 2012 Dubbo National Show & Sale

Oldfield George Kirby PHAF56
Oldfield George Kirby PHAF56
We are delighted to report we won "Most Successful Exhibitor" at the 2012 Poll Hereford National Show & Sale at Dubbo on 5 June. We sold our 5 bulls to a top of $12,000 and average of $9,000 to repeat and new buyers in NSW and southern Queensland. All bulls placed in the top five of their classes amid the strongest competition seen at Dubbo for a few years. Here is a photo of George Kirby F56 who is going to the Simpson's operation at Inverell. With thanks to buyers and underbidders on a great sale!

!Oldfield sire - Cannawigra Battleground WTAC79 - trait leader for growth

We are excited to report that our sire, Cannawigra Battleground C79, has become a Hereford breed trait leader for 200D, 400D and 600D weight.  We will have 100 calves by him this year, all up, and some outstanding daughters.  Of his daughters that calved this year, all are milking extremely well and holding together under tough and dry conditions.

So far, 14 sons that have been offered at auction averaged over $8,000 each.

His sire, Cannawigra Commander Z51, is above Breed average for all growth and carcase figures and is a Breed trait leader for IMF and milk.


Steers sold well at Gunnedah Powerhouse Weaner Sale 13/04/12

The D&C Powerhouse Weaner Sale at Gunnedah went well today. Our 7-9 month old EU weaner steers weighed 295kg average.  Amongst strong bidding, they sold to a top of 251c/kg and $709 average per steer.  This was amongst the best prices paid on the day and we were pleased with the result.

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