A history of passion for sheep

The Griffith Family have been breeding merinos on Victoria Park for over 60 years.

Ian, like his father before him, has a passion for quality sheep.
Janet’s family bought their first merino rams from Wanganella Merino Stud at Deniliquin over 100 years ago, in 1911.

In 1994 Ian and Janet Griffith were approached by the senior management of F.S. Falkiner & Sons, then owned by News Limited (Rupert Murdoch), to establish a Wanganella Daughter Stud in the wheat/sheep belt of the South West Slopes.
Brundanella Merino Stud was founded, and was to be a franchise type arrangement whereby Wanganella superior genetics were shared exclusively with Brundanella.

Elite genetics

In 2004 after F.S. Falkiner & Sons was sold by News Limited, Brundanella decided to go their own way and end their agreement with F.S.F. This allowed the introduction of elite genetics from all studs right across the industry, which continues to this day.

Poll Merino Stud

Owing to the increasing popularity of the Poll Merino, in 2010 Brundanella registered a Poll Merino Stud. This was based on the purchase of 60 stud poll ewes as well as a selection of Brundanella special stud ewes and using superior poll genetics through artificial insemination.