Established in 1966, the Gullendah Merino bloodline originated from Pooginook, and later Wonga and Koonwarra. Aside from the introduction of Roseville Park and Yarrawonga bloodlines in the late 1990s, and more recently Wanganella bloodlines, Gullendah has predominantly been a closed flock.
Gullendah Polls were established from Moorundie Park and genetics have since been introduced from Boonoke and Willandra by an extensive Artificial Insemination program.
Typically running 1000 stud ewes, Gullendah Merino breeding programs focus on developing large-framed sheep with productive, soft, stylish and nourished wool that are suitable to a wide range of environments, from tablelands country to western pastoral zones.
Gullendah Merinos and Poll Merinos are heavy cutting, productive sheep.
Heavy cutting, high yielding wool on productive skins
Well-defined, soft, stylish, nourished wool
Fine/medium wool from 18 to 21 micron
Average fleece cut of 7.4 kilograms
Large-framed, well-balanced with excellent constitution
Bred to handle the extremes of the Australian environment
Excellent fertility with lambing rates of 120%+
Early maturing and easy doing
Excellent carcass traits
High yielding and well muscled
A Selection of Gullendah Merino and Poll Merino Rams