Name of Stud

Island Stream

Stud Owners/Operators

Murray and Lorna Elliott

Background

Established in 1991. Half share of Tara Hill Simmental Stud. Initially used the best semen available, then bulls of high growth rates, significant sires being Glenside Nutcracker, Glen Anthony Westerley and Rissington Baywatch.

Stud Focus

A very disciplined approach is taken in regard to structural assessment and docility. Heifers must calve as 2 year old’s and all cows unassisted calving. Breeding powerful Bulls for the hill country cows.

Number of Cows

34 (historically 60-65)

Size and Contour of Farm

57 ha flat to undulating, all irrigated. Recently leased out 38 ha, leaving 19 ha for self.

Other Stock in Farming Operations

Sale Bulls x 8, Work x 8 and Heifer replacements.