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Based in the Riverina NSW, Pooginook Merino and Poll Stud is one of Australia’s largest and most innovative producers of advanced, highly productive, dual-purpose, mules free Merinos, backed by +80 years of breeding experience and data. 

To ensure our clients' profitability and success we use quality ASBV data and visual analysis to breed dual-purpose Merinos in our sustainable, ethical operation.




Hectare Property


Stud Ewes


Rams Produced


Data Quality Score (DQS)


Mules Free

Why Pooginook?

Let's breed a profitable, resilient Merino business together.

With 40 years of sheep breeding experience, John specialises in supporting clients in achieving their genetic goals, contributing to their success in Merinos. He can help you utilise the latest technologies and strategies to customise breeding plans for profitability in your environment. Partner with us to build a successful and resilient future in the Merino industry. 

Our Future


Discover what's coming up for Pooginook. We host and attend a range of events, shows and field days throughout the year.

Hear what our clients say
  • Glenalla - Hazeldene Pastoral Company

    Rob and Mandy Taylor

    Grenfell, NSW

    4,000 breeders

    "Our family mixed farming operation has been using Pooginook genetics for over 40 years. The dual purpose merino enterprise produces heavy fleece weights consistently above 8.5kg of 20micron wool in adult sheep, with lambing percentages of 120%. High yielding carcases and early maturity contribute to strong meat sales, whilst surplus sheep are keenly sought after by restockers, making for a profitable package with various income streams. We have a focused breeding objective and match the ASBV’s when selecting rams."

  • Gracemere Merinos

    Rick and Jenny Robertson

    Bengworden, VIC

    3,000 breeders

    "We aim to breed a fertile, plain bodied, uncomplicated and mules free sheep that thrives in our difficult environment. I don’t have any difficulty finding rams that suit my criteria because of Pooginook's big investment in DNA genomics and their strong focus on breeding a modern merino. In 2020 our ewes cut $70 worth of wool and 98% were scanned pregnant."

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