Show-win­ning stud’s ram sale

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

With a win at the Fin­ley Show ear­lier this month high­light­ing the qual­ity of Mer­ren­green’s Poll Dorset rams, stud owner Dun­can Carmichael is ex­pect­ing strong in­ter­est at his an­nual ram sale next week.

There will be 80 Poll Dorset rams of­fered at the on-prop­erty sale on Wed­nes­day, Sep­tem­ber 20 — on Casey’s Rd, which is 12km from Fin­ley and 10km from Ber­ri­gan.

Mr Carmichael, who runs the stud with wife Judi, said in­spec­tions will be from 10am, with the sale from 1pm.

Mer­ren­green claimed the hotly con­tested Jeff Close Memo­rial Pen of Three Poll Dorset Flock Rams cat­e­gory at the Fin­ley Show.

Mr Carmichael said it was a tes­ta­ment to the high qual­ity of his rams, which he said are ‘‘pad­dock­ready and fresh for sale’’.

‘‘The rams are look­ing very good — they’re the best qual­ity we’ve had for a while,’’ he said.

‘‘They have all been vac­ci­nated, plunge dipped and are in good health and ready to go.’’

The rams are footrot free and have been Gu­dair and OJD Vac­ci­nated.

The Carmichaels es­tab­lished the Mer­ren­green stud af­ter re­lo­cat­ing from Gipp­s­land 19 years ago,

Mr Carmichael has been op­er­at­ing and con­tin­u­ally im­prov­ing the ge­net­ics of Mer­ren­green Poll Dorset Stud since its es­tab­lish­ment.

‘‘This has in­cluded build­ing su­pe­rior ge­net­ics from studs such as ‘Kur­ralea’, ‘Aberdeen’ and ‘New­bold’ to pro­duce high, even qual­ity and con­sis­tency through­out his flock,’’ Mr Carmichael’s daugh­ter Tessa McNa­mara said.

‘‘Mer­ren­green rams are long- bod­ied, early ma­tur­ing, clean faced rams, be­ing raised pri­mar­ily on pas­ture and hay prior to sale.

‘‘Dad has a strong be­lief in pro­duc­ing ‘pad­dock ready’ rams, ideal for the cur­rent, strong priced lamb mar­ket.’’

Those who make a pur­chase at next week’s sale can take ad­van­tage of the free de­liv­ery ser­vice. For more de­tails con­tact Mr Carmichael on 0497 231 858.

Mer­ren­green’s win­ning rams that won the Jeff Close Memo­rial Pen of Three Poll Dorset Flock Rams at the re­cent Fin­ley Show.

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