OUR SIMMENTAL PROGRAM
Today, Elite Simmentals’ home base is a property situated just out of the township of Meandarra. Comprising of 420 acres, ‘Murwollock’ has the capability of running a selection of donor females, the yearling bulls and show cattle. Our entire cow herd is spread between two agistment properties located up to two hours away, so it is for this reason that we place a high emphasis on breeding commercially functional and industry relevant females to handle Australian conditions.
Currently we are undertaking extensive embryo transfer programs, with the aim of breeding a consistent line of females and sale bulls from the very best Simmental breed primarily using both Australian and Canadian genetics. We feel that this will enable us to grow our numbers of genetically superior/proven females in the shortest amount of time possible.
The majority of the stud bulls are currently marketed privately given we are still building our numbers in the Simmental breed.
Elite Simmentals uses the showring as a marketing tool to display what we have to offer the industry and to promote the breed to possible newcomers and the commercial cattleman. Over the years, it has provided us both with many opportunities to meet and form close-knit relationships with fellow breeders, clients and others involved in Australian agriculture.