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PROPERTY HISTORY

The Paxton Stud is located on “Broadview” at Western Flat in the South East of South Australia.

Martin and Kirsty Harvey have owned the property for 21 years, purchasing from Darryl and Jill Harvey who owned the property for 20 years.

Broadview is 2100 acres in size. The soil type is sand over clay and most of the property has been clay spread. Lucerne based pastures dominate the paddocks. The country is well suited to grazing livestock. Lucerne seed is also grown under 5 center pivots. All stock are paddock reared with an emphasis on minimal supplementary feeding. Broadview is in the MAP programme with all stock being MN2 status and Brucellosis free.

Sales

Sales

Poll Dorsets and White Suffolks

2nd Annual Twilight Sale – September 25th 4.30pm
“Broadview”, 942 Broadview Rd, Western Flat.  Approximately 200 rams.

Download PDF Sale Catalogue – Poll Dorsets

Border Leicesters

3rd Annual Border Leicester Sale Friday October 11th at 2.30pm
150 rams will be offered.

Download Sale Catalogue – Border Leicesters

Breeds

Paxton Poll Dorset Stud

Flock no.2809
Founded in 1985 based on Allendale bloodlines.

Breeding philosophy has always emphasized fast growing, well muscled, long, easy care paddock reared rams. The Paxton Stud mate about 220 ewes a year, and the ewe lambs are mated to a Suffolk ram normally averaging 80 percent conception rate. The lambs are sold as commercial lambs. Sires are sourced from a wide range of studs all over Australia. AI is used from time to time but purchasing sires in the preferred mating method. Lambs are dropped in May and June. Approximately 100 – 110 rams are sold annually.

Paxton White Suffolk Stud

Flock no. 293
Founded in 1990 based on Allendale bloodlines.

Breeding philosophy has always been to breed a true Suffolk type, fast growing, well muscled, long, easy care paddock reared rams. The Paxton stud mates about 220 ewes a year, with the ewe lambs being mated to a Suffolk ram with lambs being sold as commercial lambs. Sires are sourced from many different studs. Lambs are dropped in May and June.
Approximately 100-110 rams are sold annually.

Paxton Border Leicester Stud

Flock no. 4790

The entire Wongary Stud based at Wrattonbully, South Australia was purchased in 2009. The Hooper family did an outstanding job with their sheep, it was an easy decision to purchase the stud when they dispersed. The Paxton Stud has continued to breed fertile, sound structured, well muscled Border Leicester sheep. The wool type has remained constant with an emphasis on no extremes either fine or strong. The purchase of the stud has been a huge success with total clearance of rams every year. Approximately 400 ewes are mated every year.  Sires are sourced from all over Australia, with many Champion rams being purchased at the Annual Horsham sale. Lambs are dropped in August and September.  Approximately 160-200 rams are sold annually.

News/ Sale Results

Sale Results 2018 – Border Leicesters

A CONSISTENT line of rams resulted in full clearance and a jump in the average price at the second on-property sale of Paxton Border Leicesters at Western Flat on Friday. The full offering of 150 rams sold to $3200, averaging $2116, up nearly $600 from the average at the inaugural sale last year. As a sign of the strength throughout the catalogue, the top price was paid for lot 47.

October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

Sale Results – Poll Dorsets & White Suffolks 2018

Martin and Kirsty Harvey have been selling White Suffolk and Poll Dorset rams privately for many years but held their debut twilight auction on Wednesday last week. The sale’s $2000 top price was paid for the first of the White Suffolks in the ring. In total 90 of 99 White Suffolks averaged $1120, while 83 of 105 Poll Dorsets averaged $1307.

October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|
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CONTACT US

Martin and Kirsty Harvey

“Broadview” 942 Broadview Rd, Western Flat, South Australia.

Mobile: 0407 582 079

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