Our farm

We are a family farming enterprise that has been operating in our district for over 100 years. Trevor and Linda Rissmann are the third generation of Rissmanns on Rosedale. Currently working alongside them is one of their four sons, Alan. He is married to Kaylee and they now have 2 young farmers in training. Trevor and Alan have dirt in their blood and are particularly mad about sheep and wool!

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Rosedale is located in Southeast Queensland, about 45km East of Goondiwindi and slightly north of the Qld/NSW border. It has around 24" (600mm) average rainfall, with nearly 2/3 of the rainfall between October and March.

It is hot in summer with days that are regularly in the high 30's, and reaching tops of up to 45°C. There are some days it doesn't drop below 30°C even at night. In combination with periods of high humidity, this environment places great selection pressure on maintaining bright, white wool.

Winters are cold with regular frosts. It requires a resilient and hardy constitution for sheep to survive and thrive with minimal inputs. As a result, sheep at Rosedale have the ability to put on fat cover when the going is good, and make effective use of dry, low protein grasses for extended periods. They have outstanding wool character and fleece qualities that resist fly strike and fleece rot without being mulesed.

Becoming a non mulesed merino stud

In 2018, Errol Brumpton started dispersing his Well Gully Poll Merino Stud. We purchased the entire first draft of his dispersal sale, which consisted of every stud ewe and stud sire that was 3 years old and older. As a result, we had nearly 1600 pregnant stud ewes and 60 sires arrive on Rosedale in September and November of 2018.

By the end of 2018, we had over 3300 Well Gully ewes, rams and lambs living here.

In 2020, Errol dispersed the remainder of the flock across the country, with sheep going to nearly every state in Australia, leaving us with the only remaining significant portion of the Well Gully Poll Merino Stud. We continued to work under Errol's guidance, and we now continue building and improving the legacy left behind by Errol Brumpton.

Well Gully is renowned for having lustrous white, silky soft wools on an animal bred to thrive. The sheep are long and deep bodied, have a deep twist in the rump, and never need mulesing. We are convinced they will add profit to any sheep enterprise. If you want to breed easy-to-manage sheep with all these qualities, then we would encourage you to check out and try these rams in your own flocks.

Merino Ram Sales

Special Longreach Ram Sale

This sale is specifically for our Central/western/northern Queensland clients. We will be selling 80 ready-to-join rising 2 year old rams at Longreach.

Special Longreach Sale Details

See more information on the Farmgate Auctions website.

Farmgate Auctions

Regular ram selling

Rather than having an annual ram sale, we sell our rams via private selection and on our online store. These rams have been graded into price brackets of $800, $1400 and $2000, with discounts for bulk buyers.

Our young rams become available after the Qld long weekend in October each year at 12 months of age.

The 2021 drop rams will be available October 5

To look at or ask any questions, please reach out. Use our contact form or any of the contact information at the bottom of this page. We will talk sheep and see what your requirements are - what you want in a ram, number of rams, and budget constraints. Typically we would then organise an inspection date for you to choose your rams. You may do this personally or you can use your stock agent of choice.

Agents or anybody who introduces a new client will receive 4% commission.

We try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in both our lives and business, "love your neighbor as yourself". We want to deal with integrity and will always try to do right by you.

Again, we love to talk sheep so do not hesitate to give us a call!