Karbullah – Next Generation Merinos
Karbullah is a “next generation” merino stud, focused on producing a dual purpose merino. We are situated 70 km north of Goondiwindi in Southern Queensland, Australia.
We specialise in producing a merino with high productivity, superior wool and strong carcass, fertility and survivability characteristics. Our stud flock has an average of 19-19.5 micron wool and we have not mulesed since 2004 or worm drenched our ewe base since 1992.
We have been selling our sheep meat products through butcher shops since October, 2015.
Karbullah Poll Merino now runs approximately 1100 stud ewes and produces 300 stud rams for sale annually. The property is 8000 acres in the heart of brigalow/belah country, with 400 acres of planted Oldman Saltbush and a tendency for strong summer rainfall.
Karbullah Poll Merino is run by Mark and Vicki Murphy and family, becoming a registered SRS merino stud in 2001 after learning about skin biology and wool quality from Dr Jim Watts.
A Young Sire Program involving fellow SRS Studs has allowed us access to cutting edge genetics. Huge advantages are coming from this program enabling benchmarking, improving genetic gains and increased accuracy for all SRS studs and clients involved. Thank you to Dr Jim Watts’ skin testing and knowledge, Sheep genetics and the principals of these Studs for making this possible.
In 2007 we relocated Boyanga Meateor Merinos, Ted and Margaret Murphy’s stud to Goondiwindi, from Mungindi, NSW, to run in conjunction with Karbullah, upon the death of Mark’s father Ted.
Boyanga’s genetics focused on the same traits as Karbullah, being based on Banavie Park VIC, Gowandale VIC, Keri Keri NSW, Glendamar and Wallaloo Park prior to coming to Goondiwindi. This stud was a horn stud and we are converting this to polls.