One Oak Poll Merino Stud was established in 1963 by Alby and Graham Wells, and is now a run by Alistair and Natasha Wells. The property is situated 45kms North of Jerilderie, in the heart of the Riverina.
The Stud has 2300 Stud breeding ewes which are run on Riverina plains and Boree country. In conjunction with running the Merino Stud we also sow 500 acres of cereals, with some irrigation. Our main enterprise, however is as a sheep operation.
One Oak Poll sheep are run on a combination of 80% native pasture and 20% farming country. We consistently select the toughest, most robust sheep, which will survive and thrive as an easy care animal.
One Oak Poll’s current five year average micron is 20.0 with a focus on large framed, free growing, heavy cutting sheep. Our adult wool clip ranges from 19 to 22.5 micron.
As a stud breeder, Alistair gained varied experience by working in the family business of One Oak, in New Zealand’s high country, the sheep/wheat belt of Western Australia and for Wool Lot Builders in Melbourne. Whilst working in Melbourne Alistair also attended the Melbourne College Of Textiles.
From these experiences Alistair has developed his breeding objectives. He uses a combination of fleece tests, fleece weight, body weight and visual assessment for his breeding program.
We hold an annual on property auction each year in September and also sell privately.