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                 Founded in 1957 as Nirvana Stud by the late Graham Bendall with the purchase of
                 heifers from Te Aratipi and over the following 15 years cows were carefully selected
                 by Graham from higher maternal families at dispersal sales. Graham changed the
                 stud prefix to Shalom in 1984 but continued his philosophy of breeding strong
                 maternal female lines. In 1999 Bryan purchased the herd from Graham and has
                 since purchased herds from Otiro and Te Kupe along with females from Inuku
                 Heights, Standen, Shian and Turiroa.
                 The challenge and knowledge obtained from combining these herds along with our
                 Waigroup herd has proven to be exciting and stimulating and now we are moving
                 into the phase of combining carcase genetics with those strong female lines.

                 As a matter of interest, Bryans grandfather R O Bill Bendall named his ballot block
                 Nirvana after finding a wool bale stencil in the Seven Hills woolshed in 1949.
                 Nirvana carried the stud prefix for 27 years and Shalom carried the stud prefix for
                 27 years and now Seven Hills will keep the stud prefix for the next term. Seven
                 Hills Farm was purchased in 2001 and had been Bills first choice of the two farms
                 back in 1949.

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