Feat of three crowns a first

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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.

En­quiries

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.

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