Welcome to Woodpark Merino and Poll Merino Studs

We are a family operation of dedicated sheep breeders with a love for what we do and a commitment to our industry.

Our long established studs have significant flock size, with more than 2800 ewes, giving us the depth to class heavily and strictly to our breeding parameters. Because our Poll and Merino studs are run separately at different properties, each year we join our best Merino ewes to Merinos and our best Poll Merino ewes to Poll Merino rams, meaning our Polls have been a priority since we started breeding them more than 25 years ago.

Our rams and ewes are benchmarked annually, for the profit drivers of wool cut, quality and sheep weight. Breeding from within for generations of sheep means the genetics are predictable and repeatable. Any introductions are judiciously selected and their progeny evaluated against our own sheep before their inclusion in our breeding.

Livestock is our sole business, so our breeding program is immersed in reality.

Breeding Towards Today’s Merino for More than 20 Years

We started breeding the balanced Merino demanded by today’s market two decades ago. The stable genetics have allowed us to build towards today’s free, easy-care, productive sheep; with big square frames and a bulk of soft, quality wool. The Woodpark vision of 20 years ago is evident in our sheep today.

A Balanced Animal with Options

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4 weeks ago

Woodpark Poll Merino Stud

Young people passionate about the sheep and wool industry now have until January 15 to apply for the prestigious 2018 Peter Westblade Scholarship.

The application deadline has been extended from December 29, 2017, to 5pm, January 15, 2018, with shortlisted applicants to be interviewed by an industry panel in February.

The 2018 Peter Westblade Scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual PWS dinner at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club in Wagga Wagga, NSW, on March 1.

Now entering its seventh year, the scholarship provides opportunities to experience all aspects of the sheep and wool industry.

Open to young people aged 18 to 30, the scholarship honours the late Peter Westblade, a Lockhart sheep producer passionate about breeding profitable sheep, and a supporter of young people interested in agriculture.

The 2018 recipient will receive mentoring from industry leaders, involvement in the industry’s largest commercial genetic trial, practical training, travel and the opportunity to develop wider networks of key industry contacts.

Executive officer Georgie McGuiness said the scholarship aimed to deliver hands-on involvement to young people aspiring for a career in the sheep and wool industry, through a 12-month tailored experience.

“It provides hands on education and mentoring for young participants, whilst rubbing shoulders with leaders in various fields of the sheep and wool industry,’’ Mrs McGuiness said.

“This encourages young people into the industry by exposing them to opportunities and career paths.’’

For more information visit www.pwscholarship.com.au
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