Henry & Eliza Seymour Ballymore Castle, Galway, IRE

Surviving her brothers, Henry (1868-1950), Charles (1870-1946), Thomas ( 1871-1961). Mary passed the ownership of the out station, South Killanoola to her cousin Grace Seymour who had resided there with her husband Hubert before retiring to Melbourne. The main property Killanoola, was auctioned off and some set aside as the Mary Seymour Reserve.

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Background History 1960-80
Hampshire Down sheep have been a distinctive part of the South Killanoola livestock scene for the past 60 years. Mr Conway C. Seymour registered the stud in 1960, Stud number 14. Initiated with the purchase of 1 ram and 20 ewes from Sir Robert Cotton at Carrington Park, Oberon NSW. The stud was initially managed by Rosemary Vincent (Conway’s daughter). The sheep were shown at Adelaide and local shows with reasonable success. New Zealand was initially the main client, with a lucrative trading of ewes which kept flock numbers fairly static. Many of the present NZ flocks have a South Killanoola bloodline. In 1974 with the lifting of import restrictions into Australia, Robert Seymour flew to Christchurch NZ and purchased 2 rams and 85 ewes from the leading South Island studs. At the time this was the largest consignment of stud sheep to enter Australia since the import ban was imposed in the 1950's. Another 28 ewes were sourced from the New Zealand Mitchfield stud dispersal in 1979. The SK stud entered the 1980's breeding from 300 registered ewes.
1980's through to 2010
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Commercial Herd
A long history of Hereford breeding . Running an early Australian Simmental herd through the 1970's. Now primarily breeding Angus and Poll Hereford cattle that thrive on the South Killanoola improved pastures.
Animal Health
Stress free livestock management of all animals on South Killanoola is taken very seriously. Along with biosecurity awareness and the adaptation of efficient and ethically approved farming practices. Staff are encouraged to practice and further their knowledge of the latest farming skills.
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Share farming with Bruce Mclean on both the black soils of The Plains and several leased neighbouring blocks. Providing 1200 ha of rotational cropping and grazing stubbles.
As of 2018 operating 3 diesel powered centre pivot irrigators. Usually run through the summer months on an "as needed basis". Providing water security for lucerne, canola, Brennan wheat, Persian clover seed and silage crops.
Cropping & hay production
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