Welcome to Pooginook

Based in the Riverina NSW, Pooginook Merino and Poll Stud is one of Australia’s largest and most innovative producers of advanced, highly productive, dual-purpose Merinos, backed by +80 years of breeding experience.

We recognise the importance of operating a sustainable and ethical system in which both visual and ASBV classing is used to breed dual-purpose merinos.

1937

Founded

19,656

Hectare Property

6,000

Stud Ewes

+3,500

Rams Produced

Our Future


Events
Discover what's coming up for Pooginook. We host and attend a range of events, shows and webinars throughout the year.

Hear what our clients say
  • Willow Glen - Heulen Pastoral Company

    Nick and Penne Gay

    Hovells Creek, NSW


    10,000 breeders
    650mm

    "We are using Pooginook genetics as the scale and data integrity allows selection of rams that have the ASBVs and phenotype that match our breeding objective. We are working on a flock with soft, white, stylish wool on a fast growing, fertile and meaty ewe."

  • Glenalla - Hazeldene Pastoral Company

    Rob and Mandy Taylor

    Grenfell, NSW


    4,000 breeders
    600mm

    "Our family mixed farming operation has been using Pooginook genetics for over 40 years. The dual purpose merino enterprise produces heavy fleece weights consistently above 8.5kg of 20micron wool in adult sheep, with lambing percentages of 120%. High yielding carcases and early maturity contribute to strong meat sales, whilst surplus sheep are keenly sought after by restockers, making for a profitable package with various income streams. We have a focused breeding objective and match the ASBV’s when selecting rams."

  • Gracemere Merinos

    Rick and Jenny Robertson

    Bengworden, VIC


    3,000 breeders
    600mm

    "We aim to breed a fertile, plain bodied, uncomplicated and mules free sheep that thrives in our difficult environment. I don’t have any difficulty finding rams that suit my criteria because of Pooginook's big investment in DNA genomics and their strong focus on breeding a modern merino. In 2020 our ewes cut $70 worth of wool and 98% were scanned pregnant."


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