All­rounder scores on wool, meat pro­duc­tion

Tasmanian Country - - CORRIEDALES -

PRO­DUC­ING qual­ity sheep that per­form un­der com­mer­cial con­di­tions is the main ob­jec­tive for Leam­ing­ton Corriedales.

Its com­mer­cial op­er­a­tion, which dates to the 1930s, has been around for long enough to know what works when it comes to Cor­riedale sheep.

Mod­ern agri­cul­ture is de­mand­ing sheep that are ver­sa­tile that can ef­fi­ciently pro­duce fi­bre and meat. Corriedales fit this bill per­fectly and can per­form fi­nan­cially over both sec­tors.

The stud side was es­tab­lished in 2011 and has since achieved marked pro­duc­tion gains.

The big­gest gains have been in meat pro­duc­tion per ha and fer­til­ity. This year’s wether lamb drop av­er­aged 23.5kg dressed and maiden ewes scanned twin marked 160 per cent.

It also main­tained its white, bright high-yield­ing wool, which still tested be­tween 26.2 to 26.8 mi­crons across the adult flock.

This year Leam­ing­ton Corriedales of­fers 20 rams for sale via pri­vate treaty.

These rams have been run un­der com­mer­cial con­di­tions and are well grown. All rams have been in­de­pen­dently as­sessed for growth, meat and wool pro­duc­tion. All were ul­tra-sounded for meat pro­duc­tion by Stockscan and then ranked with an in­dex.

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