The "Banemore" Hereford Stud is an offshoot of the well-known "Nayook" Stud, Mt. Gambier, S.A. In January 1981 the Nayook Stud and Herd were dispersed, and David and Judi Jenkin brought two thirds of the Nayook Stud to Banemore. The stud breeders in Banemore now total 200.
The Nayook Stud was founded in 1956 with the purchase of foundation females from the first South Boorook sale. Females were then purchased from Muduney, Loralong (a direct offshoot from Ardno), Midgeon and Appleton.
2000 – Semen package of Courallie Pompeii purchased together with Courallie Tacoma.
2001 – Purchased semen package of Injemira Grand National U570 (top price at Injemira sale and purchased by Courallie). A 1/4 interest of Wolbull Cannon (Poll Hereford) was purchased. This bull is a real curve bender with +1.0 for BWT, +21 for Milk, +73 Final WT & +4.2 for EMA. Eulameet have possession of Cannon.
The 2000s saw the introduction of Poll Hereford genes, including from Pine Hill Erich, South Bukalong Wallace and South Bukalong Shannon.
2008 – Embryo program carried out with donor sire Koanui Rocket.
2008 – AI Program – Poll Hereford bulls used were Wirruna top performing curve benders Wirruna Abercom and Wirruna Abracadabra.
2009 – Semen package of No. 1 indexing bull Wirruna Commander (by Koanui Rocket) was used. The bull Wirruna Commander was leased for the mating period to join to our great line of poll heifers.
2011 – Banemore and Richard Archer (Quamly Plains, Tas.) purchased sire Wirruna Callan C26 for $18,500. Callan C26 is a proven four-year-old homozygous sire.
2012 – AI sires included Allendale Waterhouse, Wirruna Daffy D1 and Wirruna Echuca E99.
2013 – AI sires included Yavenvale GURU (top price 2013 sale) and Wirruna Flannigan.
2014 – AI sires included Allandale Anzac, Banemore Echuca H16 (P) & Wirruna Hernando H47 (P).
2015 – Semen from AI sires purchased from Mt Difficult dispersal and Kaye Payne at Elite.
2016 – AI sires included Wirruna, Kalimna, K327, Wirruna Fort, Allendale Anzac and Yavenvale Kahuna.
2017 – AI sires included Wirruna Fort, Wirruna Kalimna, K327 and Injerima Anzac H006.
2018 – AI sires used were Wirruna Manton WNAM126, Wirruna McLaren WNAM175 and Super Sire Wirruna Matty WNAM288.