Welcome to  Otapawa and our Bull Sale for 2023.  We are proud to offer 43 bulls this year.  Our consistency to produce such strong drafts of performance bulls is a direct result of a powerful cow herd which has always been the primary focus of the Otapawa Programme.

Over recent years our objectives are to build on carcase quality and yield while enhancing overall cattle performance. The gains from TH Frontier, MCM Bolt and Centennial L18 have been huge, and we look forward to the maternal strength that Regent brings.  His first crop of both bulls and heifers are impressive with 95% of his R2 heifers in Calf.  Our new Australian Sire, Mawarra Ultra Star has 40+ preg tested in calf so we look forward to his contributionto the stud programme

It had been great to visit clients over the year, view their operations and discuss their breeding programme.  We appreciate where our bulls are and what is required to provide herd profitability to our buyers.

At Otapawa quality of product is paramount, we stand behind all our bulls with a full guarantee and offer our clients a back up service including covering any other coloured bull.

This year’s set of bulls are as consistent of type and quality to match last years outstanding group giving a clear perspective to the progressive direction of the herd.

We welcome you to our sale and thank you for your interest in our breeding programme.

Stuart Robbie


2024 BULL SALE CATALOGUE Click here for a direct link to our online catalogue




Otapawa Poll Herefords

Our focus at Otapawa is to breed efficient Poll Herefords that have good conformation, high maternal ability, structurally sound and that can deliver high performance on our hill country.

Our herd consists of 220 breeding females that are farmed on medium to steep hill country that rises to 2000ft on the foothills of the Puketoi Ranges.

Due to the properties locality and contour, our cattle are bred to perform especially throughout the cold harsh winters that we experience. Our cattle are pasture run all year round. (not housed). We are a grass based feeding system year round. We run our stud cattle in a completely commercial environment, competing with 17,000 ewes, and 1200 commercial cattle.

Our cattle are grass fed, with pasture hay and silage supplements fed during winter. Our bull sale is held on property on the first Tuesday of June each year. We offer around 30 to 40 bulls for Auction.

Selection of superior sires has always been paramount within our breeding programme.  Proven genetics equals predictable performance.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information at any time. Please feel free to browse our web site for more information relating to our operation.

Otapawa also run Perendale and Poll Dorset Sheep Studs. Our principles are the same, sound, easy care, prolific, and profitable, and a continual drive to improve.

Robbie family
Donald & Marlene, Stuart & Maria, Douglas & Dara & James Robbbie