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Bull Preparation

Buy with confidence

Stellar bulls have had the works thrown at them.  From conception to sale, we collect and submit every piece of data we can.

Sale bulls are independently assessed for structure and vet checked for fertility.

Our parasite management program insures all our animals endure no setbacks and drench resistance is carefully managed.

Sale bulls are vaccinated for BVDV (pestivirus) and Vibriosis as well as the usual 7-in-1 innoculation.  

Performance Recorded

We maintain a high standard of performance recording of all cattle.

Health Treatments

All bulls are vet checked, vaccinated and screened for  BVDV PIs.

Genomics and EBVs

Our entire herd has genomic predictions underpinning EBVs.

Our Warranty

Bulls are guaranteed fit and post-sale support is a high priority. 

About Us

The Back-story

Sally yarding cows at daybreak

A new initiative by the Carroll Family, 150yrs in the making.

Much of Stellar Livestock operates on property first purchased by the family in the 1870s.

Julian Carroll founded the seedstock business as Black Star Angus in 2011. However, the family's involvement in the Angus breed goes back to the 1930s. 

Stephen and Kathryn Carroll join Julian and Sally in 2022 in the re-branded Stellar Livestock.

Insights

Recent Blog Posts

The Genomics for Commercial Angus PDS continues to provide us with interesting revelations. In this update we look at how selecting replacement heifers with genomics adds significant value to your cull/surplus heifers.

Genomics PDS Observations 2022

The Genomics for Commercial Angus PDS continues to provide us with interesting revelations. In this update we look at how selecting replacement heifers with genomics adds significant value to your cull/surplus heifers.

R drop heifers preg testing

Mineral Supplementation Trial #3

In this 3rd phase of our on-farm mineral supplementation trial, we explored whether there is a benefit to using a combination trace mineral supplement (e.g. Multimin) when we’ve identified that we have only a single mineral deficiency, in our case Selenium (Se).

R heifers pre calving

Resilience in Beef Enterprises

Now is the time to be thinking about strategies to mitigate the impact of future ‘tougher’ times. Here are my thoughts and a virtual tour of some of the investments we’ve made to build resilience in our commercial beef enterprise in recent years.   

Selection Drivers

How we build better cows

Calving Ease

Good width, pelvic structure and smooth shoulders. Positive Calving Ease and moderate Birthweight EBVs.

Fertility

Maturity pattern, Scrotal size, short gestation and days to calving EBVs.

Efficiency

Moderate frame. Moderate mature cow weight EBV. Positive fat cover (rib and rump EBVs).  Good Temperament.

Marketability

Marbling (IMF), Muscling and weight for age.

Location

Where to find us