George Millington – Principal:
Tim Dalla – Stud Manager:
Tim, his wife Jade and children Harrison and Lily reside on the Cappeedee property located at Hallett of South Australia.
A South Australian stud Merino enthusiast, Tim, 33, is the Stud Manager of Collinsville Merino and Poll Merino studs, a position he has held for the past seven years. As head of the stud’s breeding program, Tim focuses heavily on producing the big, plain bodied sheep with excellent constitution and quality, medium wools that have made Collinsville a household name across Australia.
Tim’s passion for stud Merino sheep was ignited as a youngster, growing-up on Orrie Cowie Merino stud, and working alongside his parents Dennis and Heather Dalla and grandfather Vic Murdoch. After graduating from Narrogin Agricultural College in 1999, Tim spent two years jackarooing at Uardry Merino stud under the guidance of manager Chris Bowman. Then from 2002 Tim spent nearly six years as Livestock Manager at the Charinga and Banavie Merino studs under the watchful eye of Roger Polkinghorne.
Tim has judged at numerous shows throughout Australia including the Wagin Woolarama, WA; Katanning, WA; Campbelltown, TAS; and Dubbo, NSW.
Tony Connell – Station Manager:
Tony was raised on Stud merino properties in the mid north and upper southeast of SA. Inbetween positions on ag properties he attended Glenormiston college and obtained an associate diploma of Farm Management and then later a degree in Natural Resource Management from Adelaide uni.
After a career including woolclassing, managing agricultural and corporate horticulture properties and operating his own business for ten years Tony now manages Collinsville Station. He is passionate about sustainable land management and proud to work in the Merino industry which is so uniquely Australian.