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Welcome to Pastora Polls

Pastora Poll Merinos are located at Lockhart, in southern NSW and are the largest supplier of poll Merino rams in NSW.

Pastora runs 4000 stud ewes on 3360ha, with soils ranging from clay plains country to rising red loam. Annual rainfall is around 425mm or 17 inches.

Pastora is managed at maximum stocking rates of 8 DSE at peak periods, with stud ewes run under commercial conditions. No self-feeders or supplements are provided and this is designed to emulate commercial management practices. Tim and Rachel Westblade consider this an important factor in the maintenance and stud selection process.

Pastora sheep are good converters of pasture into wool and meat and do not require extra feed to be productive.

In 2011 and 2012, Pastora’s  two to seven-year-old age ranges average for stud fleece weights are 6.9kgs for 12 months growth. The average micron of these adult ewes this year is 17.6 micron, cut 6.8kg and weaned 109 per cent of lambs.  Pastora’s average micron has decreased by three since 1996. The average lambing percentage over the last three years is 107 per cent.