About Us


Superior Performance with Balance

 Trigger Vale breeding philosophy is to place maximum selection pressure on the traits that directly drive our client’s profitability.

Growth – Meat Yield – Fertility - Wool Traits - Fat

 Trigger Vale measures and performance tests traits that drive commercial profits. We use the world's best sheep genetic evaluation system (Lambplan and Merinoselect) to monitor, assess and select superior stock thus ensuring breeding goals are met.

Trigger Vale maintains a balanced program by incorporating indirect profit driving traits such as structurally correctness, adaptability and temperament.

Proven Track Record

   Trigger Vale Stud was established 1952 and introduced White Suffolk’s in 1998. Over 30 Years of continuous on property auction and private treaty sales resulting in more than 10,000 rams being sold Australia wide.



IN SEMEN, EMBRYOS & LIVE ANIMALS to China, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Thailand and New Zealand.





My name is Russell Smith and along with my wife Nicole and parents Barry and Colleen Smith we run a third generation mixed cropping and self replacing sheep flock in the Lockhart district.

We have been using Triggervale rams for around...

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stud principals

While recent classing our young rams we made the observation that between Trigger Vale Stud Principals Jim and Andrew along with sheep classer Michael Elmes we had over 85 years sheep breeding and classing experience to draw upon we have added...

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classing Service/ram Guarantee

Classing Services

Trigger Vale Stud Principals offer for Trigger Vale Poll Clients a free classing of their ewe weaners.

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