CORRIEDALES an advertising feature Stud sale of the century
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.