After Dave and Mary Bassingthwaighte retired to Brisbane the two studs were managed by Alastair and Louise.
During the beef depression the family purchased Kiah in the Taroom district that neighbours Waco. The studs continued to evolve and make headlines in both show and sale arenas. Two years in succession, Elgin Downs A25 was named Santa Gertrudis Sire of The Year with Alastair and Louise undertaking extensive overseas trips to familiarise themselves with global breeding trends. The 1988 Yarrawonga and Waco Sale created history being the first Santa Gertrudis Sale to gross over $1M. The next year, at the 1989 Anniversary Sale, Yarrawonga Zupert sold for the then breed record of $70,000. Soon international attention came the way of the studs when Yarrawonga Xmas took out the World Championship Trophy at the World Santa Gertrudis Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Andrew and Fiona and their three children now operate and run the Yarrawonga stud. The couple also operate grazing interests on Stockade, Tambo and Lennox Station, Jericho along with Dulacca West, Jackson which is utilised for the production of fodder (hay and silage).