Dawson Bradford owns and manages "Hillcroft Farms". Dawson and his wife Greta started running this family business in 1967. His son joined later to makes Hillcroft into a diversified and integrated business, which captures and makes the most of the natural resources available in the area. "Hillcroft Farms" consists of 10,000 acres in the 18" rainfall zone, situated 165kms south east of Perth and 32 kilometres north west of Narrogin. Hillcroft Farms have diverse interests, including agricultural pursuits, grain and export hay production, piggery, stud farm, meat market animals and animal sales. Their farm is recognised as having one of the highest quality meat terminal sire breeds of sheep in Australia and is currently developing a high performance wool shedding maternal/terminal line based on the Poll Dorset and Dorper breeds. Dawson and Greta Bradford founded the Poll Dorset stud, in 1972. Their enterprises include a cropping program consisting of 6,000 acres, to barley, wheat, oats, lupins and hay; a self-replacing merino sheep flock, from which surplus ewes are used for crossing with Poll Dorset rams for prime lamb production; a 1800 ewe pure Poll Dorset flock for breeding terminal meat breeding sires; a 650 sow breeding to finishing piggery; and a 1000 ewe wool shedding self replacing meat breed in advanced developmental stage.