Welcome to the Kamora Park Poll Merino Stud
Our stud, Kamora Park Poll Merinos was first registered in 1963. Our family, Colin, Julie, Wade and Katelyn Boughen, operate the stud on a 4,000 hectare property, in an area with an average rainfall of 260 mm, near Sandalwood, in South Australia. Our stud is accredited with Brucellosis and OJD MN3 status.
Our focus at Kamora Park has always been on breeding productive and profitable dual purpose Poll Merinos-: Quality in Quantity.
- Long bodies & larger frames
- High fertility
- Loose skins on plain bodies
- Well filled hind quarters
- Strong constitutions
- Improved muscling
- Rapid early growth
- Medium heavy cutting fleeces
- Exceptionally bright, lustrous wools
- Free growing long stapled & well defined, crimpy, wools
This has been advanced through our use of top Kamora Park and industry leading sires in AI programs involving in excess of 1100 ewes annually, while elite Kamora Park ewes have been identified and used in our ET programs. At Kamora Park we mate 1800 ewes annually with ewe hoggets classed at 50% and ewes kept to 6.5 years. We have been using Sheep Genetics for ten years.
Our hogget average microns are 18.0, while the breeding ewe average is 20.0. The flock average wool cut is 8.4 kg.
We display annually at Elders SA Stud Merino Expo in Burra and SE Field Day in Keith. We also attend the Australian Sheep and Wool show in Bendigo and the Royal Adelaide Show annually. Rams are offered at the Adelaide Ram Sale, while the majority of our rams are offered at our On Property Auction at Sandalwood, on the first Friday in August every year!
Annually we class approximately 4,500 hoggets belonging to a number of our clients. Typically these hoggets have a medium to bold style of wool and are rich, sharp and crimpy. Importantly, their wools are also full of lustre and have huge staple length-the type of wool we just love to produce! It is fantastic to see what our KP rams are producing in the paddock year after year.
In 1993, Colin attended an SRS Day and admired how lusturous, rich and crimpy the wools on this type of sheep were. From there, we decided to begin breeding this style of wool at Kamora Park. As you can see, in the video, we love the way the productive skins roll and move and are equally excited by the fibre on them.