Topping of a big year of ram sales for Drew and Laura Chapman with highs of $14000 reached at Dubbo Merino National, and an average of $2019 recorded at their West Plains Poll Merino Riverina ram sale, the Hinesville Merino and West Plains Poll Merino on-property sale reached a top of $1900.
At the 12th annual Tallawong Merino and Poll Merino ram sale 111 rams sold from the 124 offered to a top of $4000 to average $2033.
Adina Merino and Poll Merino’s decision to move to an on-property sale for the Barron family's 16th Annual Ram Sale proved successful.
Strong local support at the seventh annual on-property Avonside Merino ram sale pushed the top-price to $4000.
Return clientele promoted Greenland Merinos and Poll Merinos to reach highs of $2800 at annual on- property ram sale last week. The Alcock family sold 59 of the 60 rams offered for an average price of $1266 with the top-price of $2800.
A previous Australian National Field Days (ANFD) Merino Wether Comparison trial winner has re-established his place amongst the top producers again, after the first shearing report tallied the Manildra grower at the top of the 9-month shearing results.
Genetic research into the heritability of flystrike susceptibility in sheep is set to be incorporated into new tools to assist breeders to make more informed selection decisions.
On an overcast day in the Riverina, a crowd of about 400 saw 31,000 Merino sheep yarded for the Hay Merino Breeders Inc. annual spring sale for total clearance.
AFTER persisting with a crossbred sheep operation for ten years, a Gundagai producer has decided to return to a traditional Merino flock after cold hard facts proving their profitability and manageability became to obvious to ignore.
A positive buzz currently surrounds the Merino sheep industry, after a recently launched campaign to act as a desperate bid to raise ewe numbers, has sheep producers looking at the breeds true profitability.