Wool and meat have been produced from sheep at Brickendon for 200 years, but the present focus is very much meat.
The ewes are of composite breeding (a mixture of British breeds) and the rams are Poll Dorset. Brickendon runs 2000 ewes which produce 3000 lambs in winter and early spring. Lambs are also purchased to fatten, and this is done on a pasture of white clover. Lambs are sold from December through to July and are processed locally or shipped to mainland Australia. Those not sold by January are soon producing reasonable quality lamb’s wool.