Australis White Dorper Stud was established in 2002 by Bronte Mawson as a derivative of Axis White Dorper Stud. Axis imported embryos from South Africa as part of the Saltbush syndicate in 1997 and with further importations in 1998 established a breeding operation with a diverse genetic pool. The South African bloodlines included, Floors Brand, Piet Cilliers, and Hennie Jacobs.
The stud was relocated to our current home in the Dawsley Valley in the Eastern Adelaide Hills. During 2012 Bronte, together with Annabel Mangal purchased Genelink White Dorper Stud following the dispersal of the Parilla livestock operations.
Recognising strong demand for Dorper rams from our pastoral clients and regional sales Annabel set up Genelink Dorper Stud with stud ewes purchased at the DSSA national sale in 2005. ET programs rapidly increased numbers and with a lot of culling a 150 ewe breeding flock was established. Rams have been sourced from proven genetics sorted out by the harsh conditions at Glen Park via Wentworth NSW.
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For the last 4 years we have been slowly introducing Ultra White genetics into a specially selected flock of Australis and Genelink ewes. Early impressive results culminated in 2019 with the use of Glenn Park 1416, an impressive cleanskin ram bred by Brendon and Maureen Duncan who have been very generous sharing their outstanding station bred rams. Having seen their progeny at Glen Park we were very excited about their potential. From 2016 until now we have been breeding a composite flock selected for high growth rates, mobility, good feet, full early shedding .
2020/21 we purchased Stud UltraWhite ewes and embryos from Hilcroft farms to focus on development of the stud via embryo transfer.
Both Annabel and Bronte are committed to “Breeding cleanskin easy care ewes and rams that produce and perform in low rainfall grazing country.”