O’Brien Dohne Merino and O’Brien Poll Merino studs are situated in the Kyancutta district of Eyre Peninsula, SA. The wheat and sheep area is renowned for its hot and dry summers with this in mind we breed sheep with excellent nourishment and staple length.
O’Brien Dohne Merino and O’Brien Poll Merino studs are an essential part of the business started by Peter and Kaye O’Brien in 1965, clearing the property and doing the hard yards, now run by Darren and Jodie.
Darren began breeding Poll Merinos and Merinos sires for their own use in the late 1990’s, with the aim of producing elite crimpy wool, whilst maintaining size and wool cut. The stud Merino flock O’Brien Poll Merino now numbers 550 breeding ewes, with AI sires and backup rams from Ridgway Advance, Glenlea Park and Wallaloo Park studs.
In February 2011, Darren and Jodie started their Dohne Stud O’Brien Dohne Merino with Roseville Park (Dubbo) ewes and rams. Roseville Park bloodline was selected as a basis for the breeding flock as the stud is well recognised for its superior Dohne wool and is one of the oldest Dohne studs in Australia. The O’Brien Dohne Merino flock now numbers 350 breeding ewes, with sires including Roseville Park, Babirra, JAG, Hamilton Run and O’Brien Dohne.