Wun­na­murra Stud’s 15th an­nual ram sale

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

Wun­na­murra Poll Dorset Stud at Jer­ilderie will of­fer 150 Lambplan tested rams for sale on-prop­erty this month.

The 15th an­nual ram sale ‘‘for the se­ri­ous lamb pro­ducer’’ will be held from 11am on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, with in­spec­tions from 9.30am.

Wun­na­murra’s An­drew Gil­lett said the Poll Dorset Stud was started in 1987 with the ini­tial pur­pose of ‘‘breed­ing rams for our­selves’’, which has now grown to pro­vid­ing high qual­ity ge­net­ics to a wide va­ri­ety of clients.

The stud runs 450 ewes and uses ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion each year to ac­cess the best ge­net­ics pos­si­ble.

‘‘Like ev­ery­thing else we pro­duce on Wun­na­murra, we wanted to be able to mea­sure our pro­duc­tion,’’ Mr Gil­lett said.

‘‘So we joined Lambplan, which has given us the tools to record and mea­sure growth, eye mus­cle and fat on our stud lambs at 100 days and at 200 days of age, as well as im­por­tant pedi­gree in­for­ma­tion.

‘‘We’ve been us­ing Lambplan for more than 20 years — it’s the best way for clients to as­sess the po­ten­tial per­for­mance of the prog­eny from the rams they pur­chase from Wun­na­murra.

‘‘This en­ables them to make the best de­ci­sions for the pro­duc­tion and prof­itabil­ity of their en­ter­prise.’’

Mr Gil­lett said at least 40 per cent of Wun­na­murra’s rams on of­fer at this year’s sale are in the top 20 per cent of Lambplan data.

‘‘We’re con­sis­tently achiev­ing high growth, well above the in­dus­try av­er­age, whilst also main­tain­ing low birth weight,’’ he said.

‘‘Our rams go to peo­ple for breed­ing ter­mi­nal lambs for slaugh­ter and con­sis­tently per­form well when joined to both Cross­bred and Merino ewes.’’

The sale is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with El­ders Jer­ilderie and Land­mark Mills, with lunch pro­vided af­ter the con­clu­sion of the auction.

Wun­na­murra is lo­cated 10km south of Jer­ilderie, in the Rive­rina Biose­cu­rity Area.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mr Gil­lett on 0429 660584 or go to wun­na­murra.com.au.

Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact the Land­mark Mills agent on 0429 420040 or the El­ders Jer­ilderie agent on 0409 412713.

Some of the Wun­na­murra Poll Dorset Stud’s rams.

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