Glen Esk Station was purchased in 1994 and the Glen Park Merino and Poll Merino Studs were registered  the same year, with foundation stock coming from Riverina and South Australian bloodlines.

A White Dorper Stud was registered in 2003. In 2006 the decision was made to discontinue the Merino Stud and concentrate on the Poll Merino Stud and the White Dorpers. A Dorper Stud was registered in 2009. In 2012 the Poll Merino stud was sold in its entirety to D & H Dalla, Orrie Cowie Studs Warooka SA. The focus has been on White Dorpers and Dorpers since then.

Brendon has spent all of his life in pastoral country. He grew up on Dunedin Park, a Merino and Poll Merino Stud also in the Western Division of NSW.  While at Dunedin Park Stud Brendon was involved in the breeding and preparation of many teams that took out broad ribbons at major shows, including supreme exhibit at the Adelaide Royal in 1987 and 1994. Because of Brendon's involvement, Dunedin Park became one of the first studs in Australia  to do their own laparoscopic insemination.  Laparoscopic insemination is still carried out at Glen Park.

All the sheep bred and raised on Glen Esk Station are run under extensive rangelands conditions allowing for natural selection for feed utilization and mothering. These conditions make them hardy and adaptable to seasonal variations and excellent meat producers under all conditions. Ram lambs are weaned onto an electric fence, allowing them to develop some respect for fences, helping with their management.

Glen Park is an Ovine Brucellosis accredited free flock, No Y.384

About Glen Park Studs

Brendon has judged Merinos at many country shows including Jerilderie, Longreach, Bendigo, Hay and Stawell, as well as Wagin Woolarama and Melbourne. The decision to move into White Dorpers was made due to changing economics and the world demand for protein. It was made at a time when there was much opposition to exotic breeds in the Western Division of NSW, and at a time when there were very few Dorper studs in Australia. In 2006 Brendon travelled to South Africa to see the Dorper running in conditions similar to the pastoral country of the Western Division of NSW, and to source genetics. In 2009 the decision was made to breed Dorpers as well as White Dorpers on Glen- Esk, due to the continuing success of both breeds in pastoral country. Today Dorpers are a significant source of income to many Western Division Graziers.

Brendon played an important role in the introduction of the Alternatives Breeds sale, now known as the Wentworth Dorper and White Dorper Breeders Group Auction, initially held at the Wentworth Show during the last weekend in August and now held in early October each year. He has judged Dorpers at the Bendigo Agricultural Show and the Bendigo Sheep Show. He has supported the Dubbo National Dorper Sale since 2005, offering teams each year and selling rams up to $9,500.

Brendon is married to Maureen, and has a son Jeff, and two daughters, Nicola and Peta.
Glen Park Dorper & White Dorper Studs

Telephone: (03) 5027 0224

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