Established by the Pipkorn Family in 1979 with the original Detpa Grove Suffolk stud, experimental crossbreeding soon followed to develop the style of White Suffolk sheep now synonymous with Detpa Grove brand.
The first ‘White’ Suffolk lamb was born in 1986 & the stud steadily gained prominence with sheep producers across Australia.
Detpa Grove farms are gently undulating & located west of Lake Hindmarsh, in the North-West Wimmera region of Victoria & consist of mixed ground ranging from heavy flats, through red loam to light rising country.
Pictured on left is Stud Principal David Pipkorn, David’s wife, Michelle Pipkorn & across the back are their children; Jordan, Sophie & Alexander. Centre is mother in-law-Glenis O’Connell & David’s parents, Barbara & Ron Pipkorn.
Cropping has always been a main stay in the area along with a mix of livestock however in the last decade or two, the studs’ cropping enterprise has gradually been wound back to allow expansion of its’ substantial sheep operations.
Detpa Grove is a proudly family owned & operated enterprise started by David, his parents Ron & Barb, then his wife Michelle & their children Alexander, Sophie & Jordan.
With 42 years of breeding elite White Suffolk sheep, Detpa Grove is well-respected in the industry & a prominent influence in Australia’s Prime Lamb breeds.