ABOUT VITWOOD DROUGHTMASTER STUD

Vitwood Droughtmaster Stud was founded by David and Anita Torrisi in 1994, based at Branyan south of Bundaberg.

Today Vitwood Droughtmaster Stud runs on three holdings:

"Susan River" between Maryborough and Hervey Bay has 1400 acres featuring Pangola flats with Rhodes grass and Wincasia on the undulating country. The Susan River runs through the property ensuring a plentiful supply of water all year round.  All silage is produced at our Susan River property to our own specifications in order to meet the changing dietary needs of our cattle.  This property is also home to our bull depot, a small number of breeder herds as well as show and sale stock.  Susan River also houses our Sales Complex where we hold our bi-annual "Bull & Female" sales.

At "Cherwell River" south of Childers, our breeders are run in single sire herds across the 3500 acres of pastures improved with Rhodes Grass, Seteria, Wincasia and legumes.  We also graze our cattle on the 1000 acre forestry lease adjoining the property.  Cherwell River has 500 acres that have been Cutter Barred and are now under improved pastures.  The main dam on the property covers 32 hectares ensuring a plentiful supply of water for our pastures and cattle.

Our "Branyan" property south of Bundaberg is our founding property and is now home to our weaners and replacement heifers.

Within our current herd there are 14 registered purebred sires, along with a core herd of registered breeders, commercial cows, sale bulls, replacement females and weaners.  We endeavour to produce functional, fertile, loving females and beefy bulls with good length, a sound frame and a docile temperament.  We place a strong emphasis on tidy underlines, natural muscling and strength which leads to a higher fertility rate.  Our herd is now 98% polled.

We have over the years accumulated a broad selection of bloodlines that are sound and trustworthy. Our original herd consisted of genetics from Crusader, Bryvonlea, Glenlands and Minlacowie Studs.  With the careful selection of elite females from various sales and private purchases Vitwood Droughtmaster Stud presents a herd with depth, strength and reliability.

 

David with Silage

David with Silage

David and Anita Torrisi

David and Anita Torrisi