Our Sheep

Vale View carries the well known Nerstane  and Yarrawonga blood lines. As part of the SAMS association, we are breeding pedigree lambs for breeding stock both domestically and internationally.

Our Cattle

Living in a low stress, natural environment produces succulent beef from a trusted and organic source. We carry British breed cattle and supply to 1888 Certified, a boutique Sydney butcher.

Grain and Hay

Vale View produces high quality large hay bales that are utilized by both local and regional producers.
Oaten Hay/Clover Large bales 8x4x3, Smaller square 8X3X3, Round bales 160 kgs
Esky Clean seed

Our Story

Vale View has been part of our family for since 1850. The name comes from the view of the vale, which is due to the beautifully undulating valleys of our Yass location. The Yass valley region is known for two centuries for livestock production and is one of the most productive agriculture lands in Australia.
We are located 15km from Yass and 40km from Canberra in southern New South Wales.

The property is full of history spanning back to days of George William Merriman and his success breeding fine wool Merinos. One of the most significant features of the property is its heritage listed brick wool shed built in the 1918 from handmade local bricks. Still functioning as a six stand shearing shed, it is a hive of activity much of the year.

During their show years, the Vale View sheep, cattle and wool lines had great success winning a number of titles including Supreme Grand Champion Fleece of the world. More recently Vale View partnered with Nikki of Japan to produce a line of “Vale View” fine wool suits. Allison and Landon are now the fifth generation of family farmers running the grazing enterprise specializing in wool, fat lambs and the production of quality hay for the dairy farms on the South Coast of NSW. With improved pastures and fresh water running through the property, Vale View is an ideal stock raising environment.

Our export business Yass Valley Lamb and Beef provides export quality, farm fresh and naturally raised meats to your door. We produce high quality grass feed and stock. All our animals are raised in a natural, free range environment. They are bred and raised with the animals welfare in mind and are free to roam around the paddocks in a completely stress free environment.

Our History

Our farm has been in the family since 1850. Vale View has always operated as a grazing enterprise that is passionate about their beef, wool and sheep production previously winning “Fleece of the World” and partnering with Nikke to produce a line of “Vale View” suits.

The Farm Today

Vale View now has its sixth generation of custodians, Allison and Landon. The family works alongside their father Frank to manage a sustainable and eco friendly grazing property that produce 100% grass fed cattle and lamb.

Being passionate about our farm’s biological health, we focus heavily on pasture management and sustainable biodiversity. We are continuously working on quality pasture management and suitable vegetation regeneration.

The farm has a number of fresh water creeks, eucalyptus woodlands along with a diverse mix of perennial grasses, lucerne and oats.

15 years ago the family started a partnership with Greening Australian to plant 15 kms of native woodlands. We have continued to work on regeneration planting a further 2kms of woodland in 2014 and another 1.5 kms is planned for later this year. The tree lines have enhanced the soil structure and wildlife habitation while providing ideal shelter for the livestock.

Landon and 1888 Certified

Landon, his family and 1888 Certified share the same values in regard to producing quality, traceable products that you are happy to feed your family. There are three Nutritionists in the family and Landon is a Director of Chemcert so we are surrounded by people that passionate about food quality.

Raising our stock in a natural, known and chemical free environment is core to our values. The resulting beef is high quality with a natural succulent flavor. We are honored to partner with 1888 Certified.


We thoroughly enjoy speaking with the community and clients about our products and the farm. 
Please call or email us:
Landon Hodgkinson

Allison Harker 
0402 636 735 

"Vale View"
836 Dog Trap road, Yass, NSW, 2582
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