thinking and breeding for the future



The Ram breeding enterprise was established in 1912 as Yoorooga Merino Stud at Jerilderie by the Culley and Taylor Partnership. The foundation ewes came from Wanganella and the rams came from Murga. The partnership was dissolved in 1937 and half of the stud sheep formed the Pooginook Stud. The other half formed the Wonga Stud.

In 2007, Pooginook was purchased by Paraway Pastoral Company Limited.

Entrance to Pooginook.

Property Details

Pooginook wetland flooded from CICL environment flow

The Grazing Country

Natural Riverina grasslands consisting of native perennials and annual grasses. A mixture of sand and loam soil, sand hills, Box Swamp and water courses. Trees include Boree, Wilga, White Cypress Pine, She Oak, Needlewood, Blackbox, Rosewood, Yellowbox, scattered Old Man Saltbush and Thorny Salt Bush.

Rotational Planned Grazing

The management and grazing on our property has changed from conventional set grazing to planned grazing based on Holistic Management. The program encourages perennial grasses, allows long rest periods and uses the animal impact to enhance plant production. Paddock size has been reduced.

Rested paddocks on Pooginook after rain.
August 2009

Shearing Program

Shearing at Pooginook March 2009
Scanning at Pooginook Sheepyards April 2009