Alastair and Jayne Day together with Graham and Prue run their Poll Hereford and Angus cattle studs, Poll Dorset, Suffolk and White Suffolk sheep studs, at Bordertown in the Upper South east of South Australia.
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The late Allen E Day was born in Alma, a small town about 90km North of Adelaide in South Australia. To say he was a passionate stud breeder is certainly an understatement.
In 1931 Allen E Day commenced his stud breeding career founding the Allendale Suffolk Stud with ewes from Mr HC Wright (Flock 35) and Buckland Park.
Tamworth pigs were introduced and the Allendale Tamworth Stud was started in 1935. Also in that year Allendale commenced showing at Adelaide Royal with Suffolk Sheep.
The Dorset Horn breed was next introduced from Merrindie, Tarlee in 1938.
In 1949 the Allendale Poll Hereford Stud commenced with females from Yellowie, Munduney and Merryville.
The Dorset Horns were polled in 1956 with the lease of Valma A11/54 from Mr LA Stuart, Whitemore Tasmania. This was therefore the commencement of the Allendale Poll Dorset Stud.
Landrace pigs from ‘Croydon Vale’ from Tasmania were added to the mix in 1957. With this addition AE Day had now registered his sixth stud.
In 1960 the Allendale stock were relocated to Bordertown, minus the pigs which were dispersed.
Graham Day started the Allendale White Suffolk Stud in 1984 with the joining of Allendale ‘Revised Edition’ to select Poll Dorset ewes.
In 2014 Alastair commenced the Allendale Angus Stud with the purchase of female from Booroomooka Angus Stud at Bingara.