Stud History 2020-03-25T05:06:15+00:00

Tullamore Park Texel Stud

Tullamore Park was founded in 1993 by Barrie & Josie Knight.

Tullamore park has played a major role in establishing texels with the purchase of 168 embryos from Lamb XL New Zealand and all six genetic family lines represented. (four Danish & two Finnish lines)

Barrie & Josie were unable to continue the running of the stud and with their strong commitment to Texels they sought the Russell family in 1998 to continue the Tullamore Park breeding program in partnership. Tullamore Park Texels moved to Donald where it was run side by side with Banyandah Texels F54, and continued with embryo transfer and AI selecting quality Ewes and sires.

In 2005 Pete, Liz, James & Hannah took over ownership, joining Tullamore Park and Banyandah as one, keeping the Tullamore Park name and foundation stud Flock 21.

Stud Management

TULLAMORE PARK strives to continue excellence quality genetics for growth, confirmation structure to yield extra profit. At Donald we believe we are producing rams that will produce fast growth   rate in prime lambs for early lamb turnoff.  Clients enjoy the extra yield that Tullamore Park Texel’s give, both over the hooks and in the sale yard.

Approximately 200 stud ewes are joined for July / August lambing achieving high twinning rates.
Ewes are pregnancy scanned and managed as twins or singles
Ewes are scored to maintain excellent health during pregnancy.

Our rams are Brucellosis accredited free ACC NO: 2214
Footrot Free
Animals are DNA tested for Myomax Double Muscle Gene.
Tullamore Park is situated in the Nth West Biosecurity Region.

Tullamore Park continues to select genetics with the aid of Lamb plan.
Texel’s being new to Australia Tullamore park are building linkages.
As a tool within our flock we aim for low birth weight,  turning off lambs with high meat yield, tenderness and taste.

Gives Tullamore Park the opportunity to showcase our current animals and benchmark them against other Texel’s as well as the best of other breeds in interbreed champions.

The Stud sheep are very resilient to climate variation with extreme conditions from long periods of drought to floods. Our animals are producing Champion Rams and Ewes at major shows, providing Rams & Ewes for our local prime lamb producers and exporting Semen, Rams & Ewes to countries around the world.