East Bungaree was founded after the division of the original Bungaree Stud.
From 1980 to 1986 the Wylie family, Kangaringa, held the stud. In 1986 the Hawker family repurchased the stud and kept it until late 1995, when the stud and property were sold to the Litchfield family, Hazeldean Stud, Cooma, New South Wales.
In November, 2005, East Bungaree was bought by Tony and Mark Brooks and will continue to be maintained as a distinct strain of South Australian Merino. The objective is to retain the valuable attributes of the East Bungaree Merinos – including size, fertility and the ability to thrive in pastoral country – but at the same time improve the quality of wool they grow.
There are 3500 ewes in the stud, 800 of which are elite ewes artificially inseminated to the best sires we can identify. These sires are a combination of East Bungaree and outside sires of proven ability to maintain wool quality and carcass value.
East Bungaree Merinos are bred for producers looking for productive dual-purpose sheep that deliver in a range of environments.
Offering a strong commitment to client services with the provision of:
- Free sheep classing
- Dehorning of sires
- Assistance in ram selection decisions
- Flock management advisory program
Consistency you can count on!
Our sheep are renowned for their ability to thrive in a wide range of conditions. This toughness, combined with our progressive breeding strategies, is now showing outstanding results.
Whatever the season we stand by our one abiding commitment:
To maximise the return of all our commercial wool-growing clients.