Medway Droughtmaster

Proudly Medway Since 1908

The Donaldson Family have over 115 years of history of breeding beef cattle at Medway station.

This is a collaborated Bull sale selling predominately Droughtmasters and Beefmasters. They are bulls that are continually selected for fertility, temperament, sound structure and carcass qualities. Critiqued from generations of commercial beef relevance.
Today, their robust herd spans multiple districts. The Donaldsons strive for consistent phenotype and increased fertility, aiming to breed resilient, high-volume articles that suit the local landscape and weather conditions. Their careful management practices and dedication to superior genetics ensure ongoing excellence in cattle breeding.

Our Genetics

The Donaldson Family Sale breeding herd is striving to breed consistency in phenotype and increasing fertility pressure to progress our genetic strength for not only our own herd, but also our client’s herds.

We are looking to breed a consistent beef animal suited to our land scape that exhibits plenty of volume, ample bone, a quiet deposition and clean coat while showing exceptional longevity in udders and feet and leg structure.


Medway Droughtmaster

Medway Droughtmasters

Introducing our Medway Droughtmasters, a breed uniquely adept and versatile, honed by the diverse landscape of Bogantungan over four decades.

With the impressive ability to finish on both grain and grass, these bulls are a testament to the adaptability and resilience that define Donaldson Family Sale.

Medway Droughtmasters are bred for the commercial cattlemen with emphasis on adaptability, beef and bone while maintaining fertility, temperament and marketability.

Medway Droughtmaster

Donaldson Beefmasters

Meet the Donaldson Beefmasters, a breed exuding power and thickness, yet balanced by a commendable temperament.

Donaldson Beefmasters are renowned performers both in the paddock or feedlot. They produce optimum weight gains with minimal inputs and are an industry leading breed.

With their proven fertility, our Donaldson Beefmasters are the embodiment of exceptional cattle genetics, ready to elevate the quality of your herd.

Medway Droughtmaster

Bulls For Sale

Paddock bulls always available!

At Donaldson Family Sale, we maintain a consistent stock of robust and fertile articles, ready to enhance your herd and profitability at a moment’s notice.

Commercially Connected with Seedstock Sense

We buy large numbers of Medway Bulls Annually. These are bought from the Donaldsons’ paddock and range from young bulls to sale bulls, for joiners to our heifers, and as replacement herd bulls respectively. These Medway genetics have created an obvious improvement across our herd. We’re producing massive weaners that are quite easy to wean. This has created a much safer environment for our children and their future children.

John O’Sullivan from Jumba Holdings


After having considered shifting to black cattle before they sent bullocks, predominantly by Medway Bulls, to the meatworks which graded 85 per cent EU Grasslands. The family have been using Droughtmasters since 2010 as the breeds’ clean coat, tick resistance, heat and drought tolerance and feed conversion makes them the lower maintenance option. This means fewer dollars are spent on them in the paddock. Having a reasonable hump height means we still do well with our grasslands/ MSA grading.

Steven Kirby from Wonga, Nine Mile



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Latest News

Cracking Droughtmaster draft for inaugural Donaldson Family Sale

"From humble beginnings, Medway Droughtmasters has grown over the last 30 years selling genetics throughout Australia. Over these 30 years, their breeder numbers and quality have significantly improved leading to the creation of the Donaldson Family Sale, which will...

Medway Droughtmasters achieve stud record $20,571 average at their final national sale as vendors

"The Donaldson family of Medway Droughtmasters achieved one of their best sale averages to date, but the stud has decided to hang up their hats as vendors at the national sale moving forward. Originating from the ranges of Bogantungan, west of Emerald, the Donaldsons...

Central QLD producers tell how they raise the MSA steaks

"Two Central Queensland Droughtmaster producers are achieving MSA compliance as high as 95 per cent, attributing the success to the breed's adaptability and efficiency. When stud and commercial producers Kevin Woolcock and Hastings Donaldson send their cattle to Teys...

Central Queensland’s Medway and Lunar Brangus launch to on-farm bull sales

"Two well-known central Queensland grazing families have both decided to launch inaugural, on-property bull sales this year without fears a downturn in the market could affect clearance rates. The Donaldsons, with properties totalling around 27,000 hectares at...

Artesian Droughtmaster bulls sell to $30,000 top twice at 2022 sale

"Solid commercial interest backed up stud buyers to give the annual Artesian Droughtmaster bull sale at Blackall a strong sale on Monday. A top price of $30,000 was paid twice, by Skye Droughtmasters at Alpha and by the Clonlara Cattle Co at Glenmorgan, one of the...

Glenlands Droughtmaster sale breaks record with $230,000 top

"In a breathtaking display of confidence in the physical product on offer, Friday's annual Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale at Bouldercombe saw breed records smashed across all categories. A new breed record price, record gross, averages and private vendor records were...

Clonlara Droughtmaster stud achieves new stud best sale average at 2022 spring sale

"COMMERCIALLY relevant and market proven bulls was one of the main reasons behind Gus and Jen McCormack and family's very successful Clonlara Droughtmasters spring sale at Dilga, Glenmorgan on Wednesday. Clonlara co-principal Gus McCormack was thankful of his...
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