NIOA Pastoral company was formed by Robert and Eliza Nioa to manage the family’s Santa Gertrudis Stud. The stud is based at Talgai Homestead which is located on the fertile Darling Downs near the town of Allora Queensland. 

Talgai Homestead has been home to several Santa Gertrudis Studs over past generations and the Nioa family is excited about continuing the tradition. 

From the outset the family has set about acquiring some of the best genetics available and have an intensive breeding plan in place. 2017 saw the start of an AI and ET program which then lead into an IVF plan for 2018-19-20. 

The Stud is focused on Performance and Fertility and are committed to promoting and improving the Breed. 

Our breeding herd consists of a select group of females which we are slowly increasing. In 2017 we introduced new bloodlines including, Glen Oaks, Goolagong, Rosevale and Riverslea.








One of Australia's Premier Properties

One of Australia's

Premier Properties

Since purchasing Talgai Homestead in September 2013, the Nioa family has undertaken the huge task of redeveloping the property. With new major infrastructure including a world class sporting clays course, state-of-the-art cattleyards and fencing and employment of a full-time station manager, Talgai Homestead is being returned to its former glory.

Significant lights have been installed to show off the majesty of the homestead and the surrounding trees, and the cattle yards have been renovated with the purchase of Santa Gertrudis cattle.

Talgai Homestead is one of Australia’s premier properties and the Nioa family is proud to own a piece of Australian history.