About Us

In recent years, we at Kurralea have concentrated very heavily on producing big, high growth rate sheep that are still very structurally sound.

This philosophy has undoubtedly helped us to be successful in the two arenas of the show ring and performance sectors. Our show success has been very consistent over the last decade culminating in the great successes we enjoyed in Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne Royals.     more details....

Kurralea has also enjoyed much success in the sale ring, topping many sales at Shows, their on-property auctions and private sales.


 

Stud History

POLL DORSET STUD

Kurralea Poll Dorset Stud was founded in 1975 with the purchase of 14 Stud Ewes and a Stud Ram from the famous Alleynside Stud. In 1980 the entire Cherry Tree Stud from Forbes, NSW was purchased.

Probably the most influential instrodution in the early days was the purchase of Alleynside 186-80 for $4300, being the top priced ram at the Alleynside dispersal. This ram had a huge impact on the stud and largely contributed to elevating the Kurralea stud to the position in the industry it enjoys today.

Since then Kurralea has spared no effort in obtaining the very best genetics available to the breed.

In 1989, Ashbank "Quartermaster" was purchased in partnership with Allendale stud for $21000.

The stud was expanded again in 1991 withe the purchase of the entire Jacks Well Stud from SA. These big robust sheep blended in perfectly at Kurralea and have produced many outstanding sheep in the past few years.

WHITE SUFFOLK STUD

Kurralea White Suffolk Stud was founded in 1999 with the purchase of 70 white suffolk stud ewes from Galaxy Park, Detpa Grove and Allendale and the transfer of the entire flock of Kurralea Poll Dorset x Texel cross ewes.  These were magnificent group of ewes and have provided the springboard for a very successful White Suffolk Stud.

Kurralea has achieved much in the short history of the White Suffolk Stud, including Champion and First ribbons at Royal Shows and top-priced rams at Adelaide Royal Elite Sale.


 

Breeding Aims

Kurralea aims to produce sheep that are:

  • big
  • high growth rate
  • very structurally sound

Kurralea Sires and their progeny continue to dominate LAMBPLAN, however Kurralea still maintain a strict policy of making selections on a visual basis first.