Black Beauty Large Black Pig Stud, Moonshine Ayrshires and Best of British Southdown Sheep Stud is located on the edge of the Glenlyon Dam, 67 km South West of Stanthorpe on the Darling Downs in Queensland.
It is a true “Old MacDonalds” Farm with Shorthorn Beef Cattle, Babydoll Southdown, original Southdown Sheep, Large Black Pigs, an assortment of Poultry including Chooks (Australorp Bantam, Large Anconas, Barnevalders and Araucanas.
The farm is situated one the edge of the Glenlyon Dam. The Country is gentle rolling Traprock Country with plenty of timbered sheltered areas. This country is ideal for Southdown Sheep and my Large Black Pigs thrive and live the ideal life always having shade in summer and shelter in the winter. Pastures are mostly natural Blue Grass with clover coming through in the winter. A 10 acre paddock will be used to grow oats for winter in future to finish Southdown Prime Lambs. A Huge shed split into pens houses the pigs with gates going out into the paddocks so they can come and go as they please. The Large Black Pork and Bacon Growers range ad lib over most of the property. The property named “Tilba Tilba”(place of many waters) is also home to a large number of bird species and also Black Swans and waterflowl, the odd pelican. Pikes creek feeds onto Glenlyon Dam from the property. Fallow and other Deer, Wallabies, Kangaroos, possum and echidnas are often seen. . I have bred my Large Black Pigs, Babydoll Southdown Sheep and Cattle since 1995.
My aim is to preserve rare breeds of animals that have fallen out of favour for one reason or another over the years. The cows, Large Black Pigs and Southdown sheep are all hardy thrifty animals with excellent temperaments. The meat of the Large Black Pigs, Southdown sheep is second to none in flavour.The Shorthorn Beef equals the best beef you will find anywhere.
The main focus of the breeding on the farm at the present time is to produce quality well balanced Southdown Sheep of the original Southdown type. These sheep are almost miniature in size compared to their modern counterparts. I sell these Southdown lambs direct to consumers, they are processed at Carey Bros Yangan Abbattoir and cut up by Greg Patterson from Boss Meats at Stanthorpe.
I welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.
One of our 2 Southdown Wether Lambs entered in the 2019 Warwick Rodeo Hoof and Hook Competition was placed 3rd in a class of 19 on the Hook. He was the lightest lamb in the class at 41.5kg (liveweight).
WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR VERY FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHDOWN/BABYDOLL SHEEP SALE IN 2019, THIS WILL BE HELD on AUCTIONS PLUS – TUESDAY APRIL 16. APPROXIMATELY 20 STUD EWE LAMBS (2018 DROP) AND 10 RAMS PLUS 30 3/4 SOUTHDOWN EWE LAMBS. SHEEP WILL BE VET CHECKED AND CERTIFIED TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA. FREIGHT CAN BE ARRANGED AT THE BUYERS EXPENSE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A CATALOGUE PLEASE EMAIL ME firstname.lastname@example.org . Photos or Videos of all Sires and Dams will also be posted to this website.