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Bennett & Simpson (Peter Simpson)       Flock: 146 (Established 1957)

'Chain Gate' RMB 404 Oura Road Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Phone: (02) 69211271 -  0407240954



FLOCK SIZE: Join approx 80 stud ewes each year.


PROPERTY DETAILS:  Chain Gate is located 5km from Wagga Wagga on Murrumbidgee River flats. The average rainfall is 570mm. Rainfall tends to have a slight winter dominance.  Average summer temperatures are about 300C but can exceed 400C.  Winter temperatures average about 13oC with frosts common.


WHY I BREED CHEVIOTS: We started to breed Cheviots in 1957 when they were a very popular terminal sire, but have continued to breed them because they are an easy care breed.  Cheviots are highly adaptable and can handle quite a range of climatic extremes. They have hard black feet so foot problems are very rare. They are very fertile and lamb without assistance. The lambs are small but very active and are able to suckle quickly. 

Paula and Patrick Burgess                              Flock: 321 (Founded 1964)

PO Box 484 Strathalbyn SA 5255

Phone: 08 8536 2703


David and Lyn Slade                                        Flock: 356 (Founded 1969)

325 Wambullup Road Mount Barker WA 6325

Phone: 08 9851 4144

Fax:      08 9851 4144

David Wilkinson                                          Flock: 364 (Founded 1974)

'Warrumyea' Wangoom VIC 3279

Phone: 03 5567 1037

Fax:      03 5567 1037

John Armstrong and Neil Hopkins              Flock: 385 (Founded 1980)

Phone: 03 5156 2668

Fax:      03 5156 2675

Mobile: 0417 009 285


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Rob and Kristy Waddell                                 Flock: 394 (Founded 1986)

38 Seaview Post Office Road Seaview Victoria 3821

Phone: (03)5626 4244

Mobile: 0419 006 176


FLOCK SIZE: 50 to 60 ewes

PROPERTY DETAILS:  Our flock is located in 1200mm rainfall hill country in the Strzelecki Ranges approximately 20 minutes south of Warragul, West Gippsland, Victoria.

WHY I BREED CHEVIOTS: We breed Cheviot sheep for their ability to handle the very wet conditions of our property. Despite the very high rainfall, we have very few foot problems due to the hard black feet of the Cheviot. The ewes are exceptional mothers that generally produce about a 150% lambing with the lambs born easily and quickly on their feet to suckle. If we don’t tag the lambs within 24 hours of birth, they are quite hard to catch! We are finding a ready local market for surplus ewes and rams, while the wethers are sold privately via the abattoir for home consumption.

Roger Wilkinson and Diana Underwood   Flock: 403 (Founded 1993)

2 Hannans Road Mandurang South VIC 3551

Phone: 03 5439 4841


Janice Duff                                                         Flock: 414 (Founded 2005)

Spring Grove Cheviots PO BOX 220 Heathcote VIC 3523

Phone: 03 5433 3236


Kevin and Elizabeth Dorahy                        Flock: 415 (Founded 2006)

162 Buckaroo Road Mudgee NSW 2850

Phone: 02 6373 3170​

Karmel Parsons and Adam Maywald                           (Founded 2008)

PO Box 292, Minlaton SA 5575

Phone: 08 8853 2612


Trevor Blight and Paul Carter                                       (Founded 2008)

Indigo Stud Farm, 230 Santa Gertrudis Drive, Lower Chittering WA 6084

Phone: 08 9571 8552


Peter & Catherine Hekmeijer                                      (Founded 2008)

216 North Harcourt Road, Harcourt North Vic 3453

Phone: 03 5474 2834


Peter & Catherine Hekmeijer                                      (Founded 2008)

216 North Harcourt Road, Harcourt North Vic 3453

Phone: 03 5474 2834


Andrew Ferrington and Deb Warr           Flock: 423 (Established 2012)

534 Dallistons Rd, Barfold, 3444

Phone: 0411 157 558


Web site:


FLOCK SIZE: 20 to 30 ewes



PROPERTY DETAILS:  We’re located in Central Victoria, near Kyneton. With an elevation of about 600m and annual rainfall of about 600mm.



WHY I BREED CHEVIOTS: The Cheviots are well suited to the cold winters and hot summers and their hard feet suit the steep, rocky hills on our land.  Why Cheviots? I love their personality - they are independent, lively, self-sufficient and clever. This all makes for handful in sheep, but they’re great and our fences have never been better!

Pamela D. MOORE           Flock: 427 (Established 2016)

2572 McDonalds Track, THORPDALE, VIC 3835 AUSTRALIA

Phone: (03) 5634 7620

Mobile: 0439 447 129


Web site:


FLOCK SIZE: Less than 20



PROPERTY DETAILS:  Redwood Farm is located in the Strzelecki Ranges, West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. A picture-perfect location, with a high rainfall and lovely fertile, red soil. I am currently setting up a Biosecurity system for my closed flock.



WHY I BREED CHEVIOTS: I carried out a lot of research before deciding on the Cheviot breed for my flock.  They are hardy, foragers, their feet will withstand the high rainfall here without a problem with foot rot.  They have a lovely stance, intelligent, erect ears, clean face and legs – “a regal look”.  I chose them for their dual purpose, to have future ‘farm gate’ sales, for both meat, pets, lawn mowers and fleece sales.  I am currently experimenting with spinning the raw, long staple which is also ideal for wet and needle felting.

Associate Members

Anne Sim                                      

PO BOX 347 Sunbury VIC 3429

Phone: 0408 324 346


The Secretary
Cheviot Sheepbreeders' Association Australia
Peter Simpson  |  Tel: 02 6921 1271

'Chain Gate' RMB 404 Oura Road
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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