NIOA-Sinnamon strategic partnership makes strides for Santas 

RL Pastoral Company’s Rob and Lorraine Sinnamon. NIOA Pastoral Company has linked with one of Australia’s leading stud cattle breeders as it looks to bolster its Santa Gertrudis herd on Queensland’s Southern Downs. NIOA Pastoral has announced the appointment of Rob Sinnamon as Chief Advisor to the business responsible for leading genetic direction, sales and […]

The NIOA Big S Sale 2021 – Video

The NIOA Big S Sale on 2 September 2021 was a huge success, with 36 Santa Gertrudis bulls and 22 females going under the hammer at Talgai Homestead, Allora. Representing genetics from 11 studs, 30 bulls were sold for an average of $9766, while all 22 females sold for a $6681 average. Check out the […]

Nioa Santa Gertrudis bull sale averages $9766, females average $6681

NIOA Partnership

NIOA stud’s Shannon and Karen Gardner, and Rob and Eliza Nioa, with NIOA Quantum Leap Q30 (AI) (PP) and (behind) NIOA Quarterback Q03 (P). They were both purchased by John and Kate McLoughlin. The long-running success of the NIOA Big S sale continued on Thursday, when 36 Santa Gertrudis bulls and 22 females went under […]


NIOA Santa Gertrudis are proud to host the NIOA Big S Sale on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at Talgai Homestead, Allora. Talgai Homestead has been home to several Santa Gertrudis Studs over past generations and the Nioa family is excited about continuing the tradition. It is the 47th Annual Sale for the BIG S Group […]


The NIOA ‘Big S’ Sale for 2021 is almost here! Don’t worry if you can’t join us, we’ll be streaming the sale live from Auctions Plus HERE. We also understand COVID-19 restrictions around the country may pose some difficulty in getting your purchases home. In this case, we are happy to keep your livestock at […]


Category Place Name Female 12-15 Months 1st in Class Nioa Helena (R03) (P) Female 12-15 Months 4th in Class Nioa Anita Reserve Champion Calf Female Reserve Champion Nioa Helena (R03) (P) Junior Bull Calf 6-9 Months 1st in Class Nioa Rocket Man Bull 19-21 Months 2nd in Class Nioa Qantas (Q31) (ET) (AI) Female 21-24 […]


Once again Nioa Pastoral Santa Gertrudis Stud made the trip south for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. With reduced entries this year across all breeds, the high standard of exhibits was a credit to all involved. Nioa took a team of six consisting of 2 Heifers and 4 Bulls. The Nioa team came away with […]

Local Allora Show Rolls Around Again

Last weekend saw our local Allora Show roll around again. Let’s hope Covid remains controlled and we have a better chance to promote the breed this year. The Santa Gertrudis ring had a strong line up of cattle with 4 Studs represented. NIOA came away with three firsts, a fourth and a Junior Champion female. […]

2021 National Santa Gertrudis Youth Camp

Once again NIOA Pastoral Co. was proud to be a part of the National Santa Gertrudis Youth Camp for 2021. This year we where pleased to donate NIOA HELENA Q44 (P) to the High Point Youth of the camp, Georgia Perkins. Over the four days of the camp Georgia was a clear winner. NIOA Pastoral […]