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The Pooginook story started at Yoorooga:

1912 Culley and Taylor purchased the Yoorooga land from Sir Samuel McCaughey.
1937 October 1, Culley and Taylor dissolved the partnership and rams and ewes were drafted two ways to form the Wonga and Pooginook Merino Studs.
1980 The first Pooginook/Wonga ram and ewe sale held at Jerilderie Showgrounds.
1981 At the National Dubbo Ram Sale P/GK 9.20 sold for $30,000 (a world auction record price for a Peppin Merino) to Woodpark, Jerilderie.
1982 At Dubbo P/GK sold 6 Stud rams for the top average of $7944 and top price of $25,000 to Coonong Merino Stud, Urana. The ram was supreme exhibit at Dubbo. At the 100th Melbourne Sheep show P/GK took out most major trophies including the Lionel Weatherly and Supreme Champion Merino.
1983 Second year in succession P/GK won Supreme exhibit at Dubbo and Melbourne Shows with separate entries.
1984 At Dubbo P/GK won Supreme exhibit for the fourth time with P/GK 3.21. It sold to St. Quentin, Katanning for $20,000. The pen of five sale rams was awarded to P/GK for the fourth time.
1986 P/GK won Breeders Group at Deniliquin, Hay and Jerilderie Shows and Lionel Weatherly Trophy at Melbourne Show. P/GK Hugo Riverina Ram of the Year.
1987 A world record price of $50,000 for a half share in semen rights and possession of P/GK Cuthbert bought by One Oak Merino Stud, Jerilderie.
1988 C.R. Taylor and Sons purchased Neyliona. At the annual production sale in Jerilderie, 175 rams to average $2173.
1989 Wonga was purchased by the Taylor family. P/GK conducted its first embryo transfer programme using 78 donor ewes. Also artificially inseminated 6000 ewes.
1990 P/GK Long John 5.2 selected top performing provisional reference Merino sire for Riverina NSW sire evaluation at Hay. P/GK won Dubbo City Trophy. The top price at Dubbo was $30,000 for a ram purchased by Tahara Pastoral Co., Wagga. Six rams averaged $12,333.
1991 P/GK Bullet won Riverina Ram of the Year, Supreme exhibit at Melbourne, Hay and Jerilderie and Grand Champion at Dubbo. Five rams sold to $22,500 and averaged $11,000.
1992 P/GK Olympus won Riverina Ram of the Year, Supreme Exhibit at Hay and Champion Medium Wool at Jerilderie, Deniliquin and Hay.
1993 P/GK Woolpak won Supreme Merino at Jerilderie, Deniliquin and Reserve Grand Champion Ram at Dubbo. P/GK Caroline was Supreme Merino at Deniliquin and Jerilderie and Riverina Ewe of the Year.
1994 P/GK clients won and placed in ewe hogget trials at Karoonda, SA, Bookham, Condobolin, Boorowa, Hillston, Merrriwagga. First “One Stop P/GK Ram Sale”.Most successful ram sale in Australia, 27 stud rams to $12,000 average $3646 and 157 selected rams average $1270.
1995 P/GK clients won major ewe hogget competitions including Binalong, Bookham, Heathcote. Launched P/GK Wool Initiative. P/GK clients won Peppin Shaw, Plantagenet, WA Bookham, Nyabing ewe competitions.
1996 P/GK had the most successful Merino production sale in NSW.
1997 P/GK wool sold 300c/kg clean above market value at Sydney and Melbourne Wool Sales. Final offering Wonga rams.
1998 P/GK client wins random selection Mungindi Wether Trials.
1999 Two P/GK clients win 1st & 2nd in the random selection Mungindi National Wether Trials. Launch of Pooginook Collection.
2002 Pooginook's Dr Stan wins the Riverina Ram of the year.
2002 Hilston Wether Trial won by Kevin O'Callaghen from Griffith NSW.
2003 Macquarie Central Test Sire Evaluation Pooginook Boxer leads. - Progeny 2001 drop
Combined visual Assessment Highest assessment
Clean Fleece weight vs. fibre diameter Highest assessment
Classers grade performance tops vs. culls highest assessments
Conformation 100%
Woornak past Co, Young won Harden Wether trial from 20 flocks
Natural Instinct Wool Company started producing woollen garments
2004 PGK rams sold for $17000 highest 2 tooth price in NSW for 2004. 2nd highest average for Merino sale in NSW.
2005 Pooginook flock of 24 wethers from 3 PGK flocks lead comparison in Dookie Merino match.
2005 Eric McKenzie won the Harden Temora Ewe Competition.
Bob Jacobson 2nd in Henty Ewe Hogget Competition.
2007 Paraway Pastoral Company Limited purchased Pooginook.
2008 Paraway Pastoral Company Limited purchased the adjoining property "Stud Park North".