Merrignee Merino Stud, Little Range, Cunningar Rd, Boorowa
Merrignee Merino Stud will be open (along with Koonwarra Merino Stud) at our property, Little Range, from 10am to 4pm, as part of the GSSM Field Day.
Our display in the ram shed will include the 4 rams for sale at the GSSM on Monday at Canberra Showground and, in the sheep yards nearby, stud ewes and their progeny, plus sires.
FITZROY PAVILION, CANBERRA SHOWGROUND (EPIC)
GSSM SHOW – Saturday afternoon and Sunday, 21 & 22 January 2017
GSSM RAM SALE – Monday 23 January 2017, 11am
Merrignee Stud will be offering the following four rams at GSSM in 2016:
LANDMARK – NO. 1
Station Tag Red 076; Shearing Tag M26795
Micron 16.9; SD 2.5; CV 14.8; ComF 99.9; SpinF 15.7
This Poll ram is from the P5 (Coromandel 002) Merrignee family. P5 has now been constantly used in the Merrignee Stud for five years to help keep up fleece weight in the stud.
This sale ram has high fleece weight for his wool type and finer micron at 16.9. He has been used in the stud over Poll Merino ewes and his lambs are of very good quality, showing good growth and balance. He is a good type with a strong muzzle, spring of rib and very square stance. He has a very good fleece with cover on the belly/ underline and legs and his wool is white and bright with distinct crimp and excellent fleece figures to match the quality of his wool.
LANDMARK – NO. 2
Station Tag Red 100; Shearing Tag M26796
Micron 16.4; SD 2.4; CV 14.6; ComF 99.9; SpinF 15.2
A superfine ram from the Brilliant Example family with a rich handling fleece and a very distinct crimp to suit the Italian wool type. He has a stylish fleece with cover giving a good fleece weight and has very good fleece measurement figures as you can see.
ELDERS – NO. 3
Station Tag Red 034; Shearing Tag M26790
Micron 16.8; SD 3.0; CV 17.9; ComF 99.7; SpinF 15.9
This ram is from Merrignee’s Alfoxton family Sire Green053 who has been used in the stud for four years and producers very good heavy bodies with stylish wool. Many clients have progeny from this
family. This sale ram is very typical of these genetics, showing a strongly built body, very square stance, good width through the front and back legs, a spring of rib and a meaty rump plus a level backline.
He also has a stylish superfine fleece, white, bright and very good crimp definition suiting the Italian wool trade. These qualities are backed up by very good figures which suit his wool style.
ELDERS – NO. 4
Station Tag Red 161; Shearing Tag M26786
Micron 18.2; SD 2.3; CV 12.6; ComF 100; SpinF 16.7
This Poll ram is from an AI program using a Seymour Park sire, sourced from West Australia and a son of Coromandel 002, giving Merrignee Poll Stud another genetic cross of Coromandel 002 with an outcross of the female lineage. This sale ram is a superfine wool type very similar to our own wool type with a strong muzzle which carries into his body frame with a defined crimp and soft handling well covered fleece.
Merrignee will be offering five rams.
Merrignee Merino Stud's bulky superfine-fine wool 2017 Hamilton Sheepvention team for the Merino Stud Ram Sale on Tuesday 8th August.
L to R: A22755, A22759, A22752, A22758 & A22756.
The Merrignee team of five rams at Sheepvention:
- Shearing tag A22756 Station Tag 043
One of the larger rams in the team standing square on his feet, with a big strong head and muzzle and good length of body. His fleece weight was high up at the one year age group shearing and has a very good length of staple with a well defined crimp. This sire’s figures are also very good with a very low micron of 15.3 and a comfort factor of 99.9%, plus the asset of a good fleece weight and frame size, he can definitely increase the profit line of superfine merino flocks.
Micron 15.3; SD 2.4; CV 15.7; CF 99.9%; Spin 14.3; Sire – Grassy Creek L.F.
- Shearing tag A22758 Station Tag 133
Another large framed sire with correct stance and well sprung through the ribs into a strong back end. He has a heavy fleece weight with very good cover down his legs and belly wool which with our prices for superfine wool is now a requirement to give extra income to the merino flock. He has a stylish white and bright fleece which has defined crimp, highly suited to the superfine markets.
Micron 16.7; SD 3.1; CV 18.6; CF 99.8%; Spin 15.9; Sire – Merrignee O.F. (Nerstane family)
- Shearing tag A 22755 Station tag 042
A superfine sire with a good frame with square stance and well balanced on his feet. Plus width through his chest, well sprung ribs and solid rump showing his constitution and natural doing ability. These are qualities which develop into better health and fertility when running in the natural environment. In association with his fleece weight and high quality crimp and style of his fleece, this ram has a lot to offer to superfine flocks.
Micron 17.1; SD 3.3; CV 19.3; CF 99.7%; Spin 16.4; Sire – Grassy Creek L.F.
- Shearing tag A 22759 Station tag 033
A superfine ram with highly stylish wool, very defined crimp, good staple length and very well covered with quality wool down his legs and through his underline. In a team of which wool quality is a highlight this ram’s fleece stands out. He also is a large framed ram with good length of body and square stance, strong head and soft muzzle. His fleece figures give confidence to merino breeders of his suitability for the superfine wool flocks and with the frame size and body weight he has the ability to lift profits.
Micron 16.2; SD 2.5; CV 15.4; CF 99.8%; Spin 15.1; Sire – Merrignee 9S (Nerstance family)
- Shearing tag A22752 Station tag 091
Another quality ram with a large frame and square stance, upright on his pasterns and with a strong head and muzzle. He is well sprung through his body and with plenty of length. He has a heavy cutting fleece for the supefine wool type with very good staple length. He is showing lots of style in his fleece with defined crimp patterns which definitely suit the requirements of the superfine wool buyers.
Micron 17.0; SD 3.3; CV 19.4; CF 99.6%; Spin 16.3; Sire – Alfoxton 35 ( Merrignee I.A. Sire)
More information about this event can be found on the Sheepvention website
- Shearing tag A22756 Station Tag 043
At Harden Showground - Corner of North and Woolrych Streets Harden NSW 2587
Merrignee will have a display at this field day to be held at the Harden Showground on the corner of North and Woolrych Streets. Further details to follow in our Winter newsletter.
Little Range, Cunningar Road, Boorowa NSW
The 2017 27th Annual Merrignee Merino & Poll Merino Stud's Ram Sale will be held on Friday 6th October @ 1pm, with an open inspection day on Friday 29th September from 10am to 4pm. The 90 Aug/Sept 2016 drop rams will include both merino and poll merino rams and all paddock reared as usual.