KOORINOOK FLECKVIEH STUD
Nestled in the Upper Murra Valley in far North East Victoria, ‘Koorinook’ is situated in a sheltered position in Victoria's famed High Country.
With a bubbling creek running through the property and surrounded on two sides by crown land and state park, the location is picturesque and provides a year-round temperate climate that is ideal for breeding and feeding cattle.
A family owned and operated Fleckvieh breeding stud with a proud and rich heritage in the local pastoral community, ‘Koorinook’is owned and operated by Ruth and Russell McKelvey, and has been farmed by the family for over 75 years.
Purchasing our first eleven Fleckvieh cows and four heifers in 2012 from Max Dench owner of ‘Wondenia’ Fleckvieh in Gilgandra, New South Wales, we have continued to grow and expand our herd.
While our herd is relative young, the blood-lines and heritage of this breed run rich and deep, and we continue to develop and explore the possibilities of this unique breed.
Originally stocked with sheep, pigs and dairy cows, he established dams, workers cottages and expanded the land ownings to 1500 acres. Hard working, and astute, Price was a pioneer in the trucking industry prior to turning his attention to the land, and was inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in 2000.
His family have now been farming the land for over seventy five years, with youngest daughter Ruth and her husband Russell McKelvey taking over the property in 2002. With Russell’s extensive experience in large project engineering, he further developed the property with much needed repairs and enhancements to the original 1950's homestead.