Duck Island Partners (DIP) will offer 23 exceptional black Composite Bulls for sale on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.

Duck Island Partners runs 3,000 Composite commercial cattle whose performance, on-ground and in the market place, sets standards for innovation and leadership in the cattle industry.

Temperament, fertility, calving percentage, structural correctness, weight gain and meat quality underpin the fact that diversity is strength in every aspect of cattle management and production.

Duck Island Composites are without peer.

Duck Island Composites are Teys Pasturefed, MSA and EU accredited.

All inspections welcome. 



There are three basic elements in the cattle industry that need to align for maximum productivity: seasonal conditions, on-ground environmental management, and genetic quality.

DIP has benefitted from two good rainfall years in succession, maximising green plant material while keeping all-year cover on the ground and ensuring quiet well-nourished animals, all taking advantage of DIP's significant international genetic quality with proven hybrid vigour. 

The 23 DIP Composite bulls for sale are exceptional, paddock-reared animals. They are the result of 42 years of performance recording and  comprehensive critical evaluation that underpins DIP cattle breeding and management. They are soft, big-bodied, high growth, structurally correct animals with great style and quiet temperament. 17 out of the 23 carry the double-black, homozygous black gene. All are homozygous poll.

Composite Field Day bulls have, like the rest of the herd, benefitted from the bountiful seasons with increased weight gains, fat cover, IMF and EMA's. The EMA's of the 14 Springs Herd Composite's measured on the 25th January 2018, at an average of 109 sq/cm was little short of brilliant. 

DIP Composites have a reputation for ease of handling, correctness, longevity and all-round performance. Their acknowledged fertility and outstanding weight gains set standards for the Australian beef industry. DIP Composite Bulls are exceptional animals.

Bull deliveries will be coordinated between vendor and purchasers. DIP will charge $50 plus GST for each bull delivered in the South East of South Australia. All other delivery prices will be by negotiation. 

I have great confidence in the 2018 offering.  

Come and see for yourself.

You would be very welcome.  

James Darling

Principal, Duck Island Partners.

"Duck Island Composites are the benchmark herd for fertility in heifers in Australia,"

David Plant, Southern X Genetics

2016 Autumn Herd Bulls

2016 Spring Herd Bulls




Diversity is strength in every aspect of cattle management & production. 


James Darling


ph.  08 8757 4067

fx.   08 8757 4072

mb. 0407 393 699



Stuart Rivaz


ph.  08 8757 4088

fx.   08 8757 4027

mb. 0438 061 490