Merino lamb hits the premium grid for meat processor

Stephen Burns
November 29 2023 - 12:00pm
At Oxton Park, Harden, Emelia Stokehill, Paul O'Connor and Brad Cavanagh checking their home-bred Poll Merino rams which genetic background contributed to the Producer of the year award from Gundagai Lamb.
At Oxton Park, Harden, Emelia Stokehill, Paul O'Connor and Brad Cavanagh checking their home-bred Poll Merino rams which genetic background contributed to the Producer of the year award from Gundagai Lamb.
Lamb chops from Merino wether lambs bred on Oxton Park, Harden, with high marbling content. Photo: Paul O'Connor
Lamb chops from Merino wether lambs bred on Oxton Park, Harden, with high marbling content. Photo: Paul O'Connor

Being presented with the 2023 Gundagai Lamb Producer of the Year was an unexpected consequence of the genetic direction Paul O'Connor, Brad Cavanagh and the Oxton Park team have taken with their self-replacing Merino flock.

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

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