About North Ashrose
Operated by Tom, Matt and Angus Ashby, North Ashrose runs 4,500 stud Merino and Poll Merino Ewes across two main properties in the Mid-North of South Australia.
The Ashby Family has a long history of breeding Stud Merinos, dating back to the early 1900’s. The Stud, at Hallett was originally known as Ashrose, and was named after Mary Pluckrose, the wife of W.B. Ashby, who founded the stud in 1910 – combining Ashby & Pluckrose: Ashrose.
After a Family restructure in 1996, Graham, Tom & Matt founded North Ashrose as we know it today. Situated centrally between Spalding and Gulnare in an 18-inch rainfall area. From a Collinsville blood base, the stud has a solid background of structural soundness and constitution within the ewe flock, their five year micron average being 20.9. North Ashrose has achieved many outstanding and well documented show and sale accolades over the years, but no achievements greater than the performance and success of their Merino Stud bloodline experienced by clients, both stud & commercial within the Merino industry. North Ashrose clients report consistently high returns for their quality wool clip, plus having reputable livestock sales. North Ashrose breeding program is ever evolving with continual assessment and evaluation of market trends as well as breeding technology. The flock is moving forward ensuring clients are securing and selecting from sheep for the future. These sheep are sound in confirmation have improving carcass and meat traits along with quality well-nourished fibre while maintaining fleece weight on a plain-bodied merino.
- Past World Merino Federation President
- Past president of the Australian Association of Merino Breeders
- Life member and past president of the South Australian Merino Breeders’ Association
- Australian Wool Industry Medal
- Current committee member of the South Australian Merino Breeders’ Association
- Bachelor of Business (Ag) and Associate Degree in Farm Business Management – Marcus Oldham Ag College
- Cert 3 in wool classing
- Cert 4 Ag
Tom, Matt and Angus Ashby are continually striving for excellence and firmly believe in their solid foundations, integrity, service and reputation with their clients. Their commitment to the merino industry has been an integral part of their family history.