Learn a little more about us, what drives us, and the people behind Mumblebone.

Learn a little more about us, what drives us, and the people behind Mumblebone.

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With six generations of sheep breeding in the Taylor family, Chad and Louise have combined traditional farming experience with cutting-edge breeding technologies to produce the modern Mumblebone Merino.

Using advanced tools to drive measurable genetic gain, Mumblebone is now well established as an industry leader in aligning high-performance production goals with the increasingly-discerning needs of their customer.

Mumblebone’s industry-wide recognition speaks to the company’s unerring focus on innovative breeding and their quality team to bring it all together.

Our Vision

Create the next generation
Merinos for farmers
throughout the world.

Our Mission

To provide farmers with worlds best
Merino genetics that significantly
improves animal welfare, production
& profitability.

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The Story

The Mumblebone sheep were relocated to Wellington in 1996 after the Taylor Family purchased the well renowned stud from the Rutledge Family at Warren. This move coincided with a new way of thinking when it came to breeding sheep & has since seen Mumblebone evolve to become Australia’s leading source of high performance merino genetics.

At the time of purchase, the Taylor families were jointly running 28,000 sheep, including their own ram breeding program, as well as 1000 cows . Having been approached to buy Mumblebone in its entirety, the Taylor’s saw this as an opportunity to fast-track their ram breeding goals as well as expand their longstanding passion for merino sheep.

To accommodate the stud purchase, more country was locally acquired & after two generations of successful family succession, it is now Chad & Louise Taylor who own & operate this long standing stud with their three children & dedicated team.

Our People

It's our people that allow us to grow this business and we wouldn't be where we are today without the commitment of our amazing team.

Chad Taylor


Chad is Mumblebone’s driving force & is passionate about changing the Merino industry through the use of data & education.

Lou Taylor

Business Admin, HR, & Community Involvement

Lou does the business admin & coordinates the hospitality for our team & clients. Lou is also our connection to community involvement & likes to help with the stock work when she can.

Josh Walter

Operations Manager

Josh Walter is a passionate farmer with over 25 years of experience across several different facets of the agriculture industry.

Jack Courts

Assistant Manager

Hailing from North West NSW, Jack grew up on his family property producing stud cattle, sheep and goats. After school he worked in the northern beef industry in the East Kimberley before attending Marcus Oldham. In his final year he was head student. Commencing his employment with Mumblebone at the start of 2021 as a farm manager and hasn’t looked back.

Heather Wood

Stock Person

Heather grew up at Mt Kuring-gai on the outskirts of Sydney & we are still not sure where her fascination with agriculture came from.

Heather attended Tocal College for two years to complete her Cert 3 & Cert 4 in agriculture. This led her to working on a large sheep and cattle property south of Yass for two years as a Station Hand before taking on her current role at Mumblebone as our Stocky.

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