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Welcome to Gray's Hills Station

LogoGrays Hills Station is located right in the heart of the Mackenzie Basin, 350-960 metres above sea level. It is a vast and spacious land known as ‘big sky’ country, with open sweeping views across the tussock, matted Mackenzie to the snow capped Southern Alps in the west.

The Urquhart Motto: “Mean Well, Speak Well, Do Well”

(trans. from the Scottish: Meane Weil, Speak Weil and Doe Weil)

The name ‘Grays Hills’ combines the name of the first station manager, William A Gray, with the dominant characteristic of the station’s land: hills that descend from a peak of 942 metres, cascading into an array of slopes and gullies.

Contact us

Sherie & Mark Urquhart

Stud Principals

Gray’s Hills, Private Bag, Fairlie

P: 03 680 6640
F: 03 680 6638

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Aim to breed heavy cutting medium wools with good length and definition. Animals must have good carcase, growth and vigour. Must be able to handle environment and mob competition as the stud is run as commercially as practical. Classer (A Paterson) is vital to the stud reaching its goal of wool in bales.

Grays Hills Partnership runs 5500 commercial ewes under dryland conditions. 1200 are mated to terminal sires (Suffolk and Border Leicester). 3000 replacement hoggets and 4500 MA wethers are run on areas less suitable for lambing. Lucerne hay and grain are fed to compensate for long cold winters (often below –10°C)

STUD DETAILS

Stud Principals: Sherie & Mark Urquhart
Gray’s Hills Station, New Zealand

Established: 1962 from Flock 116 (est 1938)
Stud Classer: A D Paterson
Ewe Numbers: 550 MA ewes, 100 2ths
Sale Method: Private. End Feb/Mar

PROPERTY DETAILS

Area: 22,000 hectares 
Rainfall: 400mm<
Stock Numbers: 6,200 ewes, 4,500 MA wethers, 1,000 wether hoggets, 2,000 ewe hoggets, 300 Angus cows, 50 replacement heifers

OVERVIEW

Runs 5500 commercial ewes under dryland conditions. 1200 are mated to terminal sires (Suffolk & Border Leicester). 3000 replacement hoggets and 4500 MA wethers are run on areas less suitable for lambing. Lucerne hay and grain are fed for long cold winters.

   
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