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 Wales.
Egelabra is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and well known merino studs producing superior medium-fine, bright, white wool. As Australia’s oldest closed-stud, operating as such for more than 120 years, Egelabra’s breeding policy reinforces the consistent quality and trueness of type which as stood the test of time and has the ability to produce magnificent wool garments and products.
Egelabra merinos produce over 7.5-8 kg of wool per head each year with an average fibre diameter of 20.5 micron. Over 1,500 rams are produced annually for sale and a further 100 remain in the stud to ensure the unique genetic characteristics of the Egelabra bloodline.
The annual ram sale is a highlight for the year and provides an opportunity for woolgrowers from around Australia to purchase Egelabra bloodlines that have the ability to lift and improve the quality and performance of sheep flocks.
“There is nothing more rewarding than breeding and producing healthy animals that produce a natural fibre every year whether it is a good season or a drought.” Cam Munro, Manager.
Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?
A. Pure satisfaction to see the efforts in the paddock are being enjoyed by individuals.
Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?
A. Spread the word – Wool – Safe/ Natural / Soft/ Healthy/ Practical / Elegant/ Style. No fibre matches it for versatility.