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EAST BUNGAREE

Established in 1980 following the division of the original Bungaree Stud, East Bungaree continues to produce quality Merinos bred to thrive in pastoral country with excellent size and fertility. 





EAST BUNGAREE
RAMS ARE RELIABLE

ABOUT EAST BUNGAREE

QUALITY MERINOS

In 2020, East Bungaree was sold in its entirety to Collinsville Stud Merinos – marking the union of two of the largest volume Merino and Poll Merino breeders of Australia. The two stud flocks remain separate with normal continuity of respective bloodlines and management. The combination of East Bungaree and Collinsville Merino Studs brings collective experience, knowledge and long-lasting, profitable bloodlines to the Merino and Poll Merino Industry, collectively making up the largest volume producer in Australia.

Tony Brooks continues to actively work with the East Bungaree stud and sheep as the key person involved in selection and breeding of the stud bloodlines. Collinsville and East Bungaree are neighbours near Hallett, therefore the sheep will still be bred to meet the needs of customers in the Mid North of South Australia at Hallett. Both East Bungaree and Collinsville breed heavy-cutting sheep carrying a large frame with strong reputation across the world for profitability and productivity. The objective is to retain the valuable attributes of the East Bungaree Merinos – including size, fertility and the ability to thrive in pastoral country – but at the same time improve the quality of wool they grow.


2023 EAST BUNGAREE STUD SIRE PROSPECTS
on property sale

LOT 1 - p706

Sired by Gibby

20.3u

3SD

14.8CV

99.8%CF

100%GFW

LOT 2 - P7081

Sired by Ollie 33

20.6u

2.9SD

14.3CV

99.7%CF

105%GFW

LOT 6 - 7041

Sired by Buddy 23

18.7u

3.2SD

17CV

99.6%CF

108%GFW

key dates 2024

On-Property Inspection Day – August 26

On-Property Ram Sale – September 17
Same day and location as Collinsville. Total of 600 rams on offer. 
191 Popperinghi Road, Hallett

MEET THE TEAM

Tim Dalla
General Manager
Collinsville & East Bungaree
tim@collinsville.com.au
0488 773 329

TIM DALLA

GENERAL Manager

Tim, his wife Jade and children Harrison, Lily and William reside on the Collinsville property located at Hallett.

A South Australian stud Merino enthusiast, Tim, 39, is the Stud Manager at Collinsville, a position he has held for the past ten 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 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 and overseas.

Tony Brooks
Stud Consultant
tony@eastbungaree.com.au
0408 859 261

TONY BROOKS

STUD CONSULTANT

Tony Brooks has worked in the Stud Merino industry for more than 45 years. He has gained a wealth of knowledge from working and managing various studs, including Willogoleche Stud with assistance from Tom Padbury, and classing all the pastoral properties of HC Nitschke and Sons for 16 years.

 

After the sale of Willogoleche, Tony became the stud manager of North Bungaree, then managed the Hazeldean and East Bungaree Studs for the Litchfield family. Tony, and his brother Mark, took the opportunity to purchase the whole East Bungaree Stud in 2005.

In 2020, Tony and Mark sold East Bungaree in its entirety to Collinsville Stud Merinos. Tony continues to work as the East Bungaree Stud Consultant, involved in the selection and breeding of the stud bloodlines.

 

 

Tony has a passion for breeding big, robust merinos that can thrive and survive in many diverse conditions across Australia. He also runs his own consultancy service, Brooks Merino Services, which offers a strong commitment to client services, including sheep classing for both commercial and stud sheep, assistance in ram selection decisions and flock management advisory programs with existing and new clients. 

George Millington
Principal
george@collinsville.com.au
0417 879 218

George Millington

Principal

Georges lives at the Kadlunga property based at Mintaro with his wife Sophie and two children Rupert and Alice. The family moved to the mid north in 2010 after the purchase of the Cappeedee property from the Murray family. This was a return to home for Sophie who was born and raised on a farm only 50 kms to the North West.

George is involved in the day to day running of Collinsville across all three properties at Hallett, Collinsville Station and Kadlunga. He harbours a passion for livestock and to continue to build on the history of Collinsville. Prior to moving to the mid north of SA George has been involved in Coffee industry via Monjava Coffee, which he owned, ran and subsequently sold to San Remo Pasta. He is also now involved in the logistics industry via a majority ownership in APD parcel delivery in Adelaide.

George firmly believes in the bright future of the merino industry and eagerly anticipates Collinsville’s continued involvement in it.

TONY BROOKS
0408 859 261
TONY@EASTBUNGAREE.COM.AU

TIM DALLA
0488 773 329
TIM@COLLINSVILLE.COM.AU

2024 EVENT DATES
ON-PROPERTY INSPECTION DAY: MONDAY 26 AUGUST
ON-PROPERTY RAM SALE: TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER SAME DAY AND LOCATION AS COLLINSVILLE. TOTAL OF 600 RAMS for sale.