Doodle Cooma (Aboriginal for "Sweet Waters") Poll Herefords was founded at Henty NSW in 1949 by Alf Piston. Based on the best of Cudgeena females the stud was successful from the start with many other studs founded with Doodle Cooma Females.
In 1971 the stud was purchased by the Schipp family and moved to Wagga Wagga. Daryl took over the management of the stud in 1975, while still at high school, when Hon. Joe Schipp OAM, entered state politics.
NBRS Performance recording was commenced in 1976 along with the purchase of many renowned top sires and A.I programs using the best bulls available- Australian and International. The stud held a number of successful bull sales through the 90's with many studs and top commercial herds purchasing sires and females.
The millennium drought caught up with Doodle Cooma and the stud cow numbers dropped from around 100 to 80 but a solid core of commercial buyers kept bull sales ticking over. Doodle Cooma commenced a program of selling their top bulls at Wodonga and the Dubbo National Show & Sales with good success. Cattle have been sold to all Eastern states including Tasmania, where a bull purchased at Wodonga won Senior Champion at Hobart Royal Show.
In recent years, Doodle Cooma has re-intensified its A.I program and with strict culling has quickly upgraded the cattle and improved all EBV figures. A balanced approach to breeding has provided us with cattle that can win at shows but have performance to be profitable in a value based commercial beef industry.
The Schipp Family have enjoyed shaping the Doodle Cooma Poll Herefords stud to what it is today, and hope for many more successful years.
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