Inaugural sale day for Saber Poll Dorset stud
Saber Poll Dorset stud will be hosting its inaugural onfarm ram sale at Morvah Park, Deniliquin on September 15.
Stud owners Steve and Linda Fawns have invested heavily in genetics and say they are seeing the rewards with early growth and quick maturing lambs.
‘‘Our stud has been participating in Lambplan, an objective measurement program, for the past six years,’’ Steve said.
‘‘We’re really pleased with the uplift in performance figures for our flock whilst maintaining structure and conformation of the animals.’’
Last year the Fawns’ became members of Meat Elite, Australia’s leading Poll Dorset progeny testing group and attended a two day conference in Melbourne recently.
ME members are regarded as industry leaders in performance genetics and are seeking to improve traditional Australian Sheep Breeding Values while fo- cusing on eating quality through genomics testing.
‘‘Australian consumers are looking for smaller portion cuts of tender, easy-toprepare dishes,’’ Mr Fawns said.
All Saber rams are vet checked prior to sale.
Sale inspection starts at 10.30am on September 15, with selling from 12.30pm. A light lunch will be provided.
Agents for the sale are Rodwells Deniliquin — Steve Arentz 0429 814403 and Justin Barker 0400 714718. Morvah Park is located on Moonee Swamp Rd.
Steve Fawns with some of the Saber Poll Dorset rams for sale.