Poll Dorset

– POLL DORSET –

Founded in 1975,  Kurralea Poll Dorset stud has grown to be one of the major suppliers of rams to the stud & commercial industry. A philosophy of breeding for practical, functional and easy care sheep with the highest performance & carcase standards has been behind customer demand that has fuelled this growth.

The typical Kurralea Poll Dorset is larger framed & longer bodied than most, with strong & flat bone that enables it to carry the increased muscling capabilities required by today’s consumers, retailers, processors & commercial producers alike.

Built into that is a special focus on early growth & yield, but not at the expense of the ability to have progeny keep growing to heavier carcase weights if required, thus giving all clients market flexibility.

This has required patience, plus a consistent unwavering focus on the stud’s selection principles.

We currently join around 800 Poll Dorset stud ewes each year.

SIGNIFICANT SIRES

KURRALEA 457-20

A ram whose progeny are featuring well at sale.

KURRALEA 027-19

This sire is making an impact for all the right reasons.

KURRALEA 140-18

Another leading sire we sold for $32,000 to Shirlee Downs & Dongadilling Studs, WA.

KURRALEA 636-17

This ram's progeny features annually in our spring sales.

KURRALEA 511-17

One of our top priced sale rams we use in our breeding program.

KURRALEA 241-14
SYD'

An exceptional son of K11-11. A complete ram with great muscling, correctness & performance figures to match.

KURRALEA 11-11

Champion Ram Adelaide Royal Show 2012. Sold for $28,000 at our Annual Sale, an Australian Poll Dorset record. Has since been used in multiple studs with sons selling for up to $19,000.

KURRALEA 527-09
'BIG GAME'

Gundagai Champion Ram. Look out for his progeny in sale rings. Semen available.

ULANDI PARK 185-08

Won Champion Ram at the Melbourne Royal Show 2009. Sire of K11-11 who sold for Australian Poll Dorset Record of $28,000 in Sept 2012. Semen available.

KURRALEA 542-07

Semen available.

KURRALEA 143-07

2008 Adelaide Poll Dorset Champion. Semen available.

KURRALEA 211-98
'FIVE STAR'

Arguably the most influential sire in the Poll Dorset breed. Semen available.

TOP PRICED RAMS SOLD

2021 | K031-20 & K164-20

$10,000 & $9000 to Hillview Poll Dorset Stud, Mirrool NSW

2020 | K092-19

$12,000 to Brubob Stud, Kilmore, VIC

2019 | K140-18

$32,000 to Shirlee Downs & Dongadilling Studs, WA

2018 | K511-17

$15,000 to Smithston Stud, Glencoe, NSW

2017 | K165-16

$18,000 to Mallee Park Stud, Hopetoun VIC

POLL DORSET
SHOWCASE

Kurralea has a long history in the show ring, with multiple Champion Rams at the major shows; including Canberra Royal, Adelaide Royal, Melbourne Royal, Bendigo & Cowra.

CHAMPION RAMS - ADELAIDE ROYAL 2017

Senior Champion & Reserve Senior Champion Poll Dorset Rams - K165-16 & K435-16.

CHAMPION RAM - ADELAIDE ROYAL 2012

K11-11 Champion Ram

CHAMPION RAM - ADELAIDE ROYAL 2008

Champion Poll Dorset Ram