History

 
 

The Middlehurst poll merino stud was established in 2000…

Since that time we have used the best genetics we can source to develop a unique Highly Productive Merino.  A plain bodied, dual purpose animal bred to thrive in New Zealand conditions and produce a fleece that meets the specifications for commercial contracts (length, style and micron) on a early maturing carcass.

The initial transformation of our flock was achieved through a careful and considered selective breeding programme to create the Middlehurst merino.  We sourced our sires from Wallaloo Park in Victoria, Australia. At the outset, we identified this stud as producing a type of merino that matched our objectives for heavier fleece weight and improved style on a plain body. By purchasing top sires and using them extensively we have developed a distinctive type over a relatively short period.