Murrayfied Station is located on Bruny Island , a 15 minute ferry trip from the main island of Tasmania. It is the southern most merino property in Australia.
Latitude: 43:09:39:S Longitude: 147:22:536:E
It is 4,100 Ha (10,000 acres) in size with 17 kms of coastline with undulating topography rising to 200 metres above sea level.
The property runs 11,550 merino sheep in a normal year producing an average of 18.5 micron high yielding wool with low vegetable matter content.
History and Ownership:
Murrayfield has been the home of Indigenous Aboriginal people for 35,000 years and much effort is in place to preserve their history. Murrayfield is owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation and is managed by Bruce and Lyn Michael. Murrayfield provides economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people .
Murrayfield has some 260 cultural sites and Mission Bay is regarded as the first Aboriginal mission site in Australia. Europeans came to Murrayfield in 1824 and merino sheep have been grazed there ever since.
A focus on quality first. Stocking rates have been reduced to achieve consistent quality of production and sustainability of agricultural practices. The ability to sustain ewes at a fat score of 3 determines stocking rate through winter and as a result stock losses have been dramatically reduced.
Native vegetation areas are being fenced to maintain flora and fauna and it is the home of the most southern stand of native Grass Trees.