Trio Angus


Virtual Open Day

July 27, 2020

This year we’ve put together a ‘Virtual Open Day’ to show people through the sale bulls. It includes a video tour along with individual videos of the bulls & an ‘Insiders Guide’….

Read More

Bull Sale Catalogue Now Available

June 2, 2020

Our On-Property Bull Sale will be held on Thursday 13th August. There will be 50 bulls on offer, with 60% suitable to use over heifers. Online catalogue now available.

Read More

Stud Sire sells as Lot 14 in upcoming bull sale

July 16, 2020

We will be offering Millah Murrah Maestro M182 as Lot 14. He is a stud sire we purchased in 2017 for an Australian yearling record price of $50,000. He’s bred exceptionally well for us & has 13 sons also in the sale…

Read More

5 Steps for Buying Better Heifer Bulls

July 7, 2020

Want to buy a great heifer bull that fits your budget? Follow these simple steps to pick the right bulls & bid with more confidence & less stress on sale day…

Read More

Dud Bulls & Shy Bulls

July 3, 2020

Is it possible to buy a dud bull – one who’s not interested in breeding cows? Here are some insights…

Read More

New Podcast – The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott

June 4, 2020

A new podcast has recently launched called ‘The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott’. It will be a great listen for anyone curious to learn about regen ag principles & the benefits & challenges of its adoption….

Read More

Paddock Design 101 with Jim Gerrish

June 4, 2020

Maia Grazing recently hosted a great webinar with Jim Gerrish, an independent grazing consultant from the US. The topic was Paddock Design 101: Planned Grazing Fundamentals.

Read More

Meet the Team

May 22, 2020

With lots of new faces on our email list we thought it was time to introduce ourselves again!

Read More

Tissue Sampling

May 20, 2020

We’ve been busy this week collecting tissue samples from all the calves born in this Autumn. This involves using a special applicator that takes small sample from the ear of the calf and secures it in a vial. This sample is then sent to the lab for testing.

Read More

Ag-tech in a commercial setting

May 15, 2020

We’re always hearing about ag technologies that could offer exciting benefits to our business. But we’re often left wondering about their practicality & cost-benefit. MLA has set up a demonstration site at Carwoola to test some of these technologies in a true commercial setting.

Read More


May 12, 2020

An afternoon horse ride has been a popular request the last couple of weeks. With the green grass and nice weather, it’s been pretty enjoyable…

Read More


May 12, 2020

We saw this great idea on the ABC Landline Facebook page – using old tyres to make comfy dog beds!

Read More

What are “good” conception rates?

May 7, 2020

How many of your cows would get pregnant with no inputs?
Check out this video with David Pratt from RMC, he discusses the cost of targeting high concept rates. Great food for thought. View the video

Read More

Harvesting Digit Seed

April 27, 2020

We’ve been busy the last couple of weeks harvesting digit seed. We’ve got our first batch off & are in the process of drying it out.

Read More

Ten Steps to Double Your Profit by Kit Pharo

April 22, 2020

If cow-calf producers want to have a prosperous future, they will need to make some major changes. The sooner they take the first step, the sooner they will reach their destination. I will review 10 steps required to get on the right road. These steps are not difficult – but they will require a paradigm shift.

Read More

Champion Trade Steer backed by Trio Angus genetics

April 9, 2020

The results from the 2020 Colin Say & Co. Trade Carcase Competition are in – Champion Trade Carcase was an Angus cross steer sired by Trio Ultimate M121! He also went on to be awarded the Virtual Taste Test Champion.

Read More

Your farm & COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The Cattle Council has prepared a factsheet for farmers in relation to COVID-19. It contains some simple tips on how to look after both yourself & your staff.

Read More

ET calves arrive home

March 27, 2020

We’ve just had 30 ET calves arrive home. It’s always an exciting time, as these calves represent the top end of our breeding program. It’s a rather long & expensive process to get them to this point, starting in early 2018 when we took four elite cows to Holbrook to flush.

Read More

Recap – Grazing in Extremes Field Day, Wilmot Cattle Co. Ebor

March 17, 2020

Two weeks ago a Field Day was held at Wilmot Cattle Co., Ebor titled ‘Grazing in Extremes’. Around 400 people attended & by all reports it was an excellent event. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it, but there was a great summary on the NSW Country Hour that we highly recommend tuning in to. Speakers included Jim Gerrish, Dr Christine Jones & Stuart Austin.

Read More


March 16, 2020

Life is always busy but we’ve been trying to make the most of the lovely weather lately. Our boys enjoy anything & everything outside so we’ve been having plenty of makeshift picnic lunches & enjoying the odd campfire dinner….

Read More

All Things Succession

March 16, 2020

We recently listened to a great podcast on farm succession. It was a two part interview with Tony Catt from Catapult Wealth) conducted by the Profitable Farmer podcast. Here are our notes from the interview…

Read More

40 New Stud Cows Arrive at Trio

March 2, 2020

We’re very excited to have sourced 40 exceptional stud cows to add to our breeding program. We purchased them from Murdeduke Angus, Winchelsea VIC. A large stud well-known for its emphasis on independent assessment & performance recording.

Read More

Take Control of Your Time

March 2, 2020

We’ve just finished an online farm business program called ‘Take Control’ through the Farm Owners Academy. A key module in the course was ‘Take Control of Your Time’. We thought we’d share the top three lessons that stood out to us…

Read More

What to do with the rain – by RCS

February 25, 2020

Now that there have been some good falls about, with at least enough to grow some grass and add a bit to a very dry profile, the question is – what should we do now?

It’s apparent from the jump in stock prices that the green grass fever has started to impact the market. However, its important to take a deep breath in gratitude for the rain received and pausing to monitor and plan the reaction, will pay dividends.

Read More

Matts fencing video helps BlazeAid volunteers

February 21, 2020

Following Matts recent trip to the Running Stream BlazeAid Camp, we decided to put together a ‘Fencing Tutorial’ video. The aim was to help the volunteers with their tieing off, knots & straining skills. Its been well received & already watched by close to 200 volunteers.

Read More

Top Producers Forum

February 7, 2020

We’ve just arrived home from the Top Producers Workshop in Adelaide. This was a two day event hosted by the Farm Owners Academy with a focus on increasing farm profitability & learning how to run a better business.

Read More

Trio Angus features in International Holistic Management Magazine

January 16, 2020

We were excited to have Trio Angus featured on Page 4 of the most recent HMI Magazine. We were contacted after the editor heard about our work with Dick Richardson and the new grazing strategies we’ve been implementing. 

Read More

Weaning – What’s working & what’s not

January 13, 2020

Like many breeders in the area, our calves have been weaned since November. We thought we would give some insight into what’s been working well for us & what hasn’t.

Read More

Early Weaning – not just set & forget

November 27, 2019

Early weaning is definitely one of the more frequent topics for discussion among producers. Its an important strategy that can be used to successfully care for cows and ensure calf growth can be maintained. However, it does require some planning and has to be done with a daily focus. There are no shortcuts!

Read More

10 Habits of Highly Effective Farming Families

November 14, 2019

There are a lot of traits for what makes a successful farming family and we came across this article from Rural Resources Online that sums up some great observations.

Read More

Trio Angus does Movember

October 28, 2019

Matt has joined a team of 70 other stud breeders to take part in the Movember challenge!

Movember raises funds for mens health, including Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention.

Read More

Optiweigh – new technology for in-paddock weighing

October 11, 2019

We’re always looking for new ways to improve labour efficiencies on our farm. We came across the Optiweigh system & thought it had both labour, time & convenience advantages to offer.

Read More

Profitable Farmer Podcast

September 26, 2019

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, be sure to subscribe to the Profitable Farmer podcast with Andrew Roberts from the Farm Owners Academy. It’s an informative and thought-provoking listen as he discusses the skills you need to run a successful farming business.

Read More

Ardrossan Holbrook purchased for $17,000

September 4, 2019

We’ve just added another new stud sire to our team! We’re very excited to have been able to secure Lot 9. Ardrossan Holbrook N329, at the Ardrossan Angus Bull Sale last week. 

This bull has an exceptional set of data & complete new genetics for our breeding program. He is currently one of the highest marbling bulls in the breed, with an IMF of +4.7.

Read More

Waitara General N87 secured for stud duties

September 4, 2019

A new stud sire has arrived at Trio Angus! We recently purchased Waitara General N87 from Steve & Amity Chase, Trangie. He ticks plenty of boxes with a low birth weight, average mature size & big EMA, along with a pedigree that will introduce some exciting new genetics to our herd.

Read More

Two Lion Heart sons head to Mortlake, VIC

September 4, 2019

Two of the leading Lion Heart sons in our sale have started the long journey from Cassilis to Mortlake, VIC.

They were purchased by Steve & Noeleen Branson from Banquet Angus, a very well respected stud that sells 200 bulls a year.

Read More

The Hidden Cost of Big Calves

June 20, 2019

In this article Kit Pharo discusses the impact a heavy calf can have on a cows ability to rebreed.

Read More

When is a drought man-made?

June 13, 2019

An interesting article written by Terry McCosker from RCS -‘There is always a cost in a drought. The difficult thing is to restrict the cost to a financial one. However frequently, due to lack of a solid drought plan, there is a cost to the land, the livestock and the people in the business, on top of a financial loss’.

Read More

What is more important – production or profit?

June 6, 2019

In this article David McLean from RCS explains how high productivity doesn’t automatically equal higher profitability.

Read More

Are some cows more drought tolerant than others?

April 25, 2019

Kit Pharo says – Absolutely! If you have been paying attention, it should be obvious that not all cows are created equal.

Read More

A challenging year for pinkeye

March 27, 2019

Hot dry conditions have meant a challenging year for pinkeye, with some local mobs unfortunately experiencing high disease levels in not just young stock but cow and bull mobs. Where some have traditionally regarded pinkeye as a self-limiting process, with little intervention needed; no-one can ignore that occurrence and severity appears to be increasing, and prevention and treatment strategies are needed to avoid serious production and sale value losses.

Read More

Sir Ivan Bush Fire – Two Years On

February 10, 2019

This week marks two years since the Sir Ivan Bush Fire raged through our farm & created chaos in our community. Thankyou to everyone for their amazing help & support since then. Here’s a video sharing our story

Read More

Kit Pharo – Optimum is better than maximum

February 7, 2019

We recently traveled to Ebor to listen to US rancher, Kit Pharo. Kit is well-known for challenging the status quo & encouraging farmers to think outside the box.

Read More

Monitoring Bull Soundness is Key to a Good Pregnancy Result

November 16, 2018

Spring joining is now well underway in the local district. During this time regular monitoring of your bulls is paramount.

Read More

The beef industry will change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50 years. We’re in good shape. Our breed is well thought of. We have wonderful programs.

Joe Hampton, American Angus Association President