Charolais breeders have lost a cattle breeder who had an exceptional eye for genetics with the passing of noted cattleman, Jeff Noller.
Jeff, who was a month shy of turning 58 years, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early last year, after being treated for an accident while loading loading bulls.
By Christmas his pancreas had developed secondary tumors and it finally took his life in the early hours of Monday morning, May 14.
The Noller family are well remembered for their noted Gunnadoo Charolais, registered in 1972, with Jeff, along with brothers Gary, and Tony, all involved in the stud cattle.
Elder brother, Gary, said his younger brother was a great mate, great company, and he had a great love of cattle genetics.
“He certainly loved his cattle, the genetics and in particular the Charolais breed,” Gary said.
“One of our highlights together as brothers was in 1997 when we showed Gunnadoo Red Baron only on three occasions and on all occasions he was sashed the interbreed champion.
Red Baron won the coveted title the Roma Show, Beef 1997, and the Brisbane Royal Show.
In 2004, Jeff and wife Lynn registered their Noller Charoalis Stud prefix and moved to Delga West at Wandoan. More recently they settled near at East Greenmount, outside Toowoomba.
It is expected Jeff’s funeral will be held at TS Burstow Chapel, Ruthven St, Toowoomba on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2.30pm.
Jeff is survived by wife Lynn, and sons Brendan and Mark, his two brothers Gary and Tony, sister Sue and their families.