Springside Simmentals

Springside Simmental Stud has always based its herd on a solid foundation of females. The integrity of these animals allows them to breed both bulls and heifers that will add quality and carcass value for the commercial breeder. Springside Simmentals is based at Springside Qld, where Peter’s ancestors settled in 1898. After 47 years of breeding and sourcing Simmental genetics from Australia and overseas their herd primarily consists of Traditional cattle but they also breed Black Simmentals and Simbrahs.

BONNYDALE QLD BLACK SIMMENTALS

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Our Aim

There is no doubt that a solid foundation for breeding successful livestock must come from females that calve easily, produce fast growing and efficient progeny that also mature early. Calves must also be structurally sound, have a calm nature and be robust so as to manage Australia’s differing climate.

In 47 years of breeding Simmentals, this has not changed.

STUD BACKGROUND

Both Peter and Toni come from generations of cattle, sheep and farming families. In 1975 they travelled to the Sydney Royal Show to observe and learn more about the Simmental breed.  Amongst all the glitz and glamour, they found what they had been looking for. A one animal package that would produce a solid beef calf but more importantly have the milk production to turn a vealer off for market at seven to eight months.

The Rauchles’ grew cotton for a number of years on the Bongeen Plains deciding to keep their Simmentals as a commercial herd. As their four children grew, Joel, their elder son became more interested in the cattle, so in 1999 the stud was reformed and Springside, again put their cattle into the show ring. In 2009 they purchased a Black Simmental bull and although no-one was interested in this colour change, Cappuccino, produced excellent calves which formed the nucleus of their black herd.

Consistent Results

In 47 years Springside has seen and used different and diverse Simmental genetics, some have worked with their female herd, others have not. They are most proud of their home produced bull ‘Dragin’, whom over a period of 11 years produced such consistent calves that they had repeat buyers wanting only his bulls for their herds. After 5 years of crippling drought the decision was made to sell their commercial cattle but to keep a small core of Traditional, Black and Simbrah females.

They began again!!

Contact Springside simmentals

  • 357 Irongate Road, Springside Qld 4356