Feat of three crowns a first
SIXTY rams will be offered when the Trefusis Merino stud conducts its 34th on-property sale on November 30.
Rams will also be on offer at the multi-vendor sale in December.
Stud operators the Wallace family will be offering 60 specially selected 18-month-old rams, representing top of the drop, in November.
So far 2018 has been a very successful year for the stud, which has achieved some good results at both Campbell Town Show and the Australian Sheep and Wool show at Bendigo in July.
Stud principal Georgina Wallace was delighetd with the results.
“Results achieved at both shows are proving that the stud’s aims are on track for breeding structurally correct, productive and profitable sheep for Tasmanian conditions,” she said.
“The two lead rams at Bendigo cut 15kg and 14 kg of wool testing 18.9 and 17.4microns respectively.
“The four ewes taken to Bendigo averaged a cut of just over 10kg with a micron of 18.5,” she said.
“Five of these sheep went on to win the prestigious Lionel Wetherly trophy for the best group, which was a great thrill.”
In the national fleece competition at Bendigo, Trefusis stud also took out the grand champion fleece award for the third time in four years.
The stud’s offering some 450 other fleeces.
The win for Trefusis was the first time anyone has claimed the award three times.
The winning fleece beat came from a Trefusis ewe that had been crowned champion fine/ medium wool ewe at the Bendigo event in 2017.
The ewe cut 11.8kg of 18.4micron wool.
Mrs Wallace said that this year’s sale team were a very even line-up of rams, displaying very bright, well crimped wool with good conformation.
On sale day the sale rams can be viewed from 10am onwards.
This year Trefusis will also be offering five rams at the Merino multi-vendor ram sale event. The later sale will be held at Campbell Town on December 7. are always welcome.