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Poll Dorset studs from Shellal

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Shellal , a stud sheep enterprise organises annual on-property sales of Poll Dorset studs and other breeds during the month of October. Poll Dorset stud from Shellal is a family-owned and operated seedstock business.

Shellal was established in 1966 with few ewes from leading studs like Lindsbury, Marylebone, Broughton and Malkay. Later in early 1970s, Shellal operated only stud sheep that gave the ‘Top of the Crop’ flock rams each year to its customers. Today Shellal boasts up around 700 ewes and sells 130 flock rams at its October sale.

At Shellal, Lambplan are selected based on the performance assessment to accommodate or the prime lamb producer’s requirement to produce quality lambs. Shellal always focuses on health issues as there are no commercial sheep sharing procedure followed.

Shellal is a brucellosis accredited flock as well as having an accredited Johne's Flock status of MN2. The standard and entry numbers in the Poll Dorset section of the show organised by Shellal has gradually increased since the early days and rapidly in the last 10 years. In 2007 Shellal participated two major Victorian shows, the Bendigo Australian Sheep & Wool Show (ASBA) in July and Hamilton Sheepvention in August, which was a Poll Dorset Feature.

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