Kevin and Christine Hillsdon

"Wattlegrove"
1198 Dog Rocks Road
Rockley NSW 2795
Australia

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Phone: 02 6336 3554

About Us

Westmorland Polled Hereford stud was established in 1971 as a project for my father. Breeders were purchased from several "leading" herds but it was not until 1973 with the purchase of some cows and calves and some heifers from the "Dananbilla" stud of the late Jack Chew at Young, that a solid foundation was achieved. These cattle were principally "The Braes" and "Deepfields" blood and satisfied our requirements as breeders. They were quiet, good volume, easy doing, soundly structured cattle of great quality that reared their calves well.

Many bulls have been used since 1971, naturally and through AI and ET. Photographs of, and information about the more successful ones can be found under "Sires".

Although showing is not a priority, Westmorland bulls with limited preparation have never been placed lower than fifth.

The stud and trading name "Westmorland" is taken from the county where "Wattlegrove", the home property, is located.Poll Hereford Group Breedplan

"Wattlegrove" is located on the western fall of the Great Dividing Range at an average altitude of 1100 metres above sea level with an average annual rainfall of 800 mm. Well it used to be. The winters are harsh and feeding with hay is usual. Weight gain and growth are difficult from June to October except on crop.

We have been members of Breedplan since 1988 with performance recorded data since 1985. All the cattle on this website are linked to the ABRI site to ensure accurate and up to date information.