CORRIEDALES an ad­ver­tis­ing fea­ture Stud sale of the cen­tury

Tasmanian Country - - CORRIEDALES -

QUAMBY Plains is cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of the Cor­riedale Stud this year.

Vic­to­ria is the fourth gen­er­a­tion to run the stud.

The Cor­riedale has evolved over the years to a mod­ern dual-pur­pose sheep, with em­pha­sis on record­ing and use of Lamb­plan.

The stud ewe flock of 400 ewes are used to pro­duce the top 40 rams for this year’s sale, so the se­lec­tion pres­sure is very high.

With fer­til­ity be­ing very im­por­tant, Quamby Plains has put a lot of em­pha­sis on the num­ber of lambs weaned through Lamb­plan.

Early growth, low mi­cron and wool qual­ity is also very im­por­tant in Quamby Plains’ cri­te­ria.

Quamby Plains has a ram 14-276 that is ranked No. 1 in Aus­tralia in the Elites Top Cur­rent Sires Dual Pur­pose $ In­dex. This ram has 11 sons in the sale and is breed­ing ex­cep­tion­ally well.

At M50/16 Sale in June this year Quamby Plains ewe weaner wool made 1040 cents/ greasy kg at 22.8 mi­cron. Our ewe wool at the same sale was 25-27 mi­cron and the top price was 970 cents/ greasy kg. The ma­jor­ity of the ewe wool sold at 860 cents/ greasy kg.

Quamby Plains runs a com­mer­cial ewe flock of 3000 ewes. Adult ewe weight is 65-75kg and the ewes cut 5.5kg of finer mi­cron wool. We con­sis­tently do 125 per cent lambs to ewes joined across all age groups. Lambs out of Cor­riedale ewes have a skin value of pre­mium rates. This group of sale rams show ex­cep­tional growth and style. They have great struc­ture and very good shape, with ex­cel­lent white wool.

The sale will start at 2pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20 and af­ter­wards there will be a bar­be­cue to cel­e­brate the stud’s 100 years.

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