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Haddon Rig Merino Stud

The Australian Merino industry has evolved and adapted through good times and bad, since Merinos were first introduced to the country with the first fleet in 1788. Established in 1882, Haddon Rig Merino Stud has risen to each challenge and is now one of the most recognised sources of quality Merino genetics in the country. George and Sally Falkiner join together with stud manager, Andy Maclean in welcoming you to the Haddon Rig website. Here, you will learn not only about the stud’s formidable past but also get a glimpse into its future, as it prepares clients for new fortunes, challenges, and opportunities in this great industry of ours. Please feel free to sign up for our regular email newsletters, and we look forward to seeing you soon at a Haddon Rig event.


We would like to thank all customers, agents, consultants and friends for their support in 2016. The response to our teams of rams and ewes in 2015 has been outstanding, with the poll stud attracting ever more buyers as it continues to improve. Our thanks also to the Pilley shearing team who have kept the stud’s wool coming out of the HR shed and into a ready market. We will work hard to help our clients maximise their returns. Special mention must be made of our jackaroos and Overseer, Classers and Representatives as they work so hard throughout the year in producing and marketing our quality product. We hope that you all enjoy a Merry Christmas with good rainfall, and a safe and green Happy New Year! Please contact the Stud if we can help in any way. PS the Falkiner family celebrate 100 years of ownership at Haddon Rig in 2016 – a small celebration is planned during the on-property sale – set for Thursday 8th September, 2016.

George and Sally Falkiner

Weemabung House - Ink Drawing by Jude Fleming, 2015 This ink drawing was a present from local Warren artist, Jude Fleming – thanks Jude!
Wemabung House is a rammed earth dwelling on Haddon Rig, last inhabited as late as the 1970’s.

2015 HR Newsletter 16-Oct-2015

Our 2015 Haddon Rig newsletter is now available for download! We hope you enjoy reading it! Follow the link...

HR in farming mag 21-Nov-2013

Haddon Rig has been profiled in Kondinin Group's Farming Ahead magazine, titled 'Breeding philosophy moves to meet market demand'.

Dougal and Susan McLeish, "Thurn", Coonamble
"George has actually run with the times with his wool. His wool now is bright, white, and all that the market wants. And what's more, the comfort factor in virtually every one of their sale rams is 99+%..."