Clever Kelpies


Bellaine Merino Stud was established in Queensland in 1996 under the original name of Kalina Merri Merino Stud.
Our 129 foundation ewes were purchased as aged ewes from Merrignee Merino Stud (Charlie and Pip Merriman), and had been in the group transferred from Merryville Stud when Merrignee was established. We also purchased Merrignee's 1996 lead sale stud ram to use over these ewes, Merrignee 94 Red 140, purchased at Goulburn Ram Sale in 1996.

Our focus has been on performance, therefore most subsequent rams were used via semen, with most semen sires being older proven rams. Only a handful of live rams have been brought in over the years.

Semen sires with good objective performance results have been chosen from Superior Sires or MERINOSELECT.
Outside sires used:
Nerstane 960607
Karori 060187
Toland Poll 030094
Toland Poll 041157
Toland Poll 051365
Lorelmo Poll 950380
Lorelmo Poll 950585
Lorelmo Poll 950865
Lorelmo Poll 970442
Lorelmo Poll 980364
Lorelmo Poll 990318
Clipswood Park Lucky
Kyabra Gold 487
Geelong Park 062403
Nerstane 920002
Centre Plus 107127
Toland Poll 010339
The Grange SF 100924
Alfoxton 050599
Grindon 050118
Westvale 02S852
Toland Poll 071257
Ella Matta 090122
Petali 100549
Centre Plus 107351
Centre Plus 707289

Bellaine Merino Stud Established in 1996