Allrounder scores on wool, meat production
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.