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.