Our property is situated 10 km west of Bordertown in the upper South East of S.A.
Our home block is just 5 km south of the Melbourne/Adelaide highway.
We are supposed to be in a 18” annual rainfall climate, but the previous 10 years have seen an average of more like 14” rainfall. We run approx 2000 breeding ewes on 800 hectares and grow some grain for home use.
My involvement in the sheep industry started from when I was big enough to be in the sheep yards. (Born in 1961)
Prime Lambs have always been bred and Merinos were run in previous years.
My dedication and passion for the sheep industry has led me to be involved with developing local lamb groups, S.A. Lamb Development Team, sheep advisory roles, lamb finishing trials, a director of Limestone Coast Lamb, chairman of S.A. branch of Dohne Association, member of breed societies, entrant in lamb carcass comps etc.
My search for new breeds started in 1999 and has been a great quest to discover and develop sheep characteristics that mean easy care and more profit.
Any breeds that I introduce into the composition come with much research and need to enhance the attributes that I set down for each breed type and if its not productive on this farm its not here for long.