Well Gully is located 24km north of Mitchell in southwest Queensland. The semi-arid sub-tropical environment means animals must be able to prevail in diverse climatic conditions, from extreme heat and humidity (up to 48 degrees Celsius) in summer to sub-zero (as low as -13 degrees Celsius) winter temperatures. Well Gully receives and average of 21 inches of rain per year, with most of this falling between September and March.
Well Gully Poll Merino Stud was founded in 1974 and registered in 1987 (Flock No. 1106). Since the beginning Errol Brumpton has been recording data as part of a program of continual improvement, resulting in the production of sheep which many said could not be produced – a quick-maturing meat sheep with high quality merino wool – a true multi-purpose sheep. Well Gully wool is bright, glossy white and features a deep, bold horseshoe crimp. The focus is on the production of high quality merino wool, from animals that are highly fertile with outstanding reproductive performance and exceptional feed conversion ratios.
IN 1996 WELL GULLY WOOL PRODUCED THE LIGHTEST WOOL CLOTH EVER USED IN CLOTHING PRODUCTION – 150 GRAMS PER LINEAL METRE.
The Well Gully average for wool production is 18.2 micron from sheep cutting between 6 and 8kg (10 to 12 per cent of their average body weight).
The development of a true multi-purpose Merino has seen Well Gully genetics utilised from west of Hugheneden in north Queensland to Bruni Island off the coast of Tasmania. For more information on how Well Gully genetics can assist your operation, contact Errol and Candy Brumpton.