Wiltipolls on Kars Station
Wiltshire Horns were introduced onto Kars, 60,000 ha between Broken Hill & Menindee, NSW. A back-crossing program began, joining Wiltshire Horn rams to 1200 Poll Merino ewes. Crossbred ewes have been retained through 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th cross.
The registered flock was moved to Strathalbyn SA.
The Kars flock of wool-shedding ewes reached 3,500 and remaining Merino flock was sold off.
Number of wool-shedding ewes reached 6,000 plus.
2000 breeding ewes & 250 rams sold. An inaugural Field Day held at Kars Station.
2000 breeding ewes & 250 rams available for sale each year.
4000 plus breeding ewes sold - record number