Amelie Poll Dorsets was founded in 2010 with the accreditation of ewes purchased from Mr Tim Norton, 'Wombalano' Walcha NSW. These ewes were direct progeny from the meat elite flock which Mr Norton was the manager of in the 1990s. Since then genetics have been introduced from leading Australian studs, carefully matched to our breeding objectives. We seek to produce a useable sire for use in northern lamb production enterprises. We focus on structural soundness and meat producing capacity, both essential features of a prime lamb and stud sire.
The stud principals are Grahame Sharpe and his sons Brendan and James. Grahame is a Chartered Accountant and Treasurer of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. Brendan is a Veterinarian (with a particular interest in advanced ovine breeding technologies) and James an electrician and small business operator. Our off-farm interests give us a unique perspective on the lamb industry and allow for sound investment in genetic stock.
Our sheep are bred and grown at 'Amelie' Uralla and 'Moraine' Kentucky NSW, a mix of both basalt and granite country and thus any Amelie sire will do well in a range of grazing conditions.
Australian Poll Dorset Association registered flock number 4525
NSW Ovine Brucellosis Accreditation Scheme OB 13/24