Merino production based on fewer ewes

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:13pm, first published April 13 2022 - 9:00pm
Doug Wright, Claremont, Cowra, with his three-year-old Merino ewes.
Bare breeched three year old Merino ewes at Cowra.

"I'm only interested in those ewes who will have a lamb, not those that are dry," Doug Wright said. "Once you have got the maiden ewes through their first lamb, they will lamb all the time."

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College