Where it Began

The Gilmore Family’s original farm in Ireland was called “Tattykeel”, and in honour of his ancestors John Gilmore chose it to also be the name of his property in Black Springs, NSW.

It was here that John and Mavis Gilmore first established the Tattykeel Dorset Horn Stud in 1959 using the best genetics available at the time. Competing at major sheep shows, their sheep quickly became a regular fixture in the winner’s circle.

The Tattykeel Poll Dorset Stud was later established in 1964, and the Poll Dorset’s soon became the main breed in the family’s meat sheep studs. As a direct result of the family’s focus on breeding quality sheep, Tattykeel have consistently taken out Broad Ribbons at major shows in NSW and Victoria.

Dorset Horn