Micheal and Mandi Hancock, Shangrila

Micheal and Mandi Hancock, fourth-generation farmers from Warrachie, operate and run their mixed farming operation out of their property Shangrila. The Hancock’s view their property as a place to create opportunities for others who have a passion for the land and allow them the freedom to explore it in their…

Watson Family, Portana & Oakdale

The Watson family have been running their merino production operation on their properties Portana and Oakdale, out of Tooligie, South Australia,  for the past 45 years. Their property provides excellent shallow-water while proudly running an eco-friendly operation without the use of sprays or artificial fertiliser. The Watson’s are currently running…

Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula of South Australia is a unique region with a rugged and beautiful coastline, deep oceans full of wildlife and world-leading ecologically sustainable commercial fishing. The Eyre Peninsula is an expansive mixed grazing and cropping region, where Merino sheep blend with the golden crops or ocean mist and…

Barossa

Without doubt, the Barossa in South Australia is well known around the world; as a premier destination for wine, food and a way of life that exudes generous hospitality and a certain Barossa only culture. Lesser-known on a global scale but certainly just as significant is the region’s other primary…

Cormo

Australian woolgrowers have a habit of striving for excellence and the Downie family from Dungrove in Bothwell in the central highlands of Tasmania are a perfect example. In 1960 the owner of Dungrove, Ian Downie, was running a high-quality flock of Superfine Saxon Merinos but recognised the need for a…

Grampians

The Western Districts of Victoria is some of the most prized wool growing country in Australia. Rich fertile volcanic plains are intersected by the steep sandstone peaks of The Grampians ranges, an abundance of ancient River Red Gums (E. camaldulensis), a generally reliable winter rainfall and mild summers all come…

Mt Eba Station, Glendambo

Situated on the fringe of the Outback Mt Eba Station near Glendambo in South Australia is a massive 3,370 square kilometres large and runs around 20,000 merino sheep.  Mustering requires the use of motorbikes and a gyro copter. Owned in partnership between Peter and Margie Whittlesea, Hayden and Michelle Whittlesea…

Keeyuga

The Thomson family at Keeyuga, Glenauroa VIC were part of our initial DNA pilot program. Together with their unique farming story we were inspired to continue to develop the program. The Thomson family run more than 7000 Merino breeding ewes and 850 first-cross ewes and a small number of cattle…

Jigsaw Farms

Jigsaw Farms Jigsaw Farms is a 3,378 hectare family property of Mark Wootton and Eve Kantor located fifteen kilometres north of Hamilton in Western Victoria.  The property integrates forestry, carbon and indigenous plantings with high-productivity grazing on a large scale. The mixed grazing operation consists of a fine wool sheep…

Egelabra

Egelabra Merino Stud can trace its history back to the birth of the wool industry in Australia in 1797 with the introduction of Spanish blood Merinos by Captain Henry Waterhouse. Today, Egelabra runs 52,000 sheep and 3,000 cattle on 26,000 ha of prime grazing country near Warren, central New South…

Tambo Teddies

When we first started the DNA Tambo journey we expected we would be the first wool innovators for the region but we were wrong. In Tambo we’ve had to settle for and be grateful for a second place red ribbon. Sheep and woolgrowing is the glue that binds this tiny…

Landsdowne Pastoral

First established in 1881 the Lansdowne Pastoral Company is one of Australia’s most iconic woolgrowing empires. In a non drought year Lansdowne’s collective 66,206 hectares (~164,000 acres) is home to up to 45,000 merino sheep. The property is situated in the Tambo region of Queensland and is largely open grassland…