"Clear Hills" Southdown Stud
 


Flock Number: 304                                                                                                 Established: 1928 

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Graeme Hooper
5017 Midland Hwy
Goorambat VIC 3725 
Australia 
+61 (0)3 5762 2996
+61 (0)427 622 996
ClearHills@gmail.com

"Clear Hills" Flock Rams November 2004

We would like to Welcome you to the Hooper's "Clear Hills" Website.

The Hooper family have been on property at "Clear Hills", Goorambat East, Victoria, Australia for five generations. 

The Southdown Stud was founded by Les Hooper at age 15 in 1928. The next year Les won his first Champion Ram at the Benalla Agricultural Show. The first of many Supreme Champion, Champion, Reserve Champion and Most Sucessful Exibitor titles, both at major shows in Victoria and interstate as well as local country show's. 
Our old ram 76/03 (see photo below as a young ram) just won Champion Southdown Ram at the 2006 Australian Sheep and Wool Show.

From a meagre beginning of about five ewes the stud expanded to 750-800 breeding ewes in the 1970's and 80's and was the largest Southdown Stud in the Southern Hemisphere if not the world. Currently "Clear Hills" runs about 230 breeding ewe's.

The type of Southdowns "Clear Hills" now produces was Les' life long project. He took the dark, dumpy, woolly headed Southdown and made it the muscly, tall, long animal, so needed in the prime lamb industry today.

"Clear Hills" Annual sale is the first Wednesday in November which for 2006 is the 1st of November.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries or questions.
Graeme Hooper.

"Clear Hills" 76 -03 
Champion Ram Australian Sheep & Wool Show 2006. 
1st Prize Melbourne Royal 2004.