SansTache is situated in the idyllic Dry Creek Valley, almost directly behind the
famous Wingen Maid to anyone travelling the New England Highway 15Km north of Scone.
Bev Adams has been custodian of SansTache for more than 40 years and together with
daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Alan Wood, strives to produce the best commercial
Bev was winner of the ABC “Rural Woman of the Year” award for NSW and is a sought
after speaker at various rural conferences. After 60 years of breeding and handling
cattle, a recurring theme in her speaking engagements is the change she has seen
in beef processing. She contends that calm and unstressed animals make far better
beef and she laments the need for trucking animals long distances because of centralisation
of processing facilities.
SansTache cattle are testament to her belief, they have all been selectively bred
and if more proof was needed that temperament is a highly heritable trait, SansTache
Over the years we have out-crossed to stud bulls selected from major Charolais breeders
and semen suppliers. Mandalong, Elstow, Glendyr, Violet Hills and Palgrove have
all provided bulls or semen to create the breeding herd we have today and our bloodlines
include notable Gunnadoo and Rosedale amongst others. Our current registered sires
are Bandit and Gus.
In 2013 we embarked on an annual AI program designed to introduce the best available
modern genetics to a portion of our cow herd. We have used LT Bluegrass, Harvie
Mojo, SVY Pilgrim, Paringa Harvey and Airlie Koradji as donor sires with extremely
good results. Our focus on small calves with excellent growth rates will produce
some excellent bulls for our weaner producing customers in coming years.
SansTache is a member of the Charolais Society of Australia.