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- October 20, 2011
In only its second year, the SRS® Monaro Ram Sale at ‘Severn Park’, Cooma, reached an amazing $6,600 for the top priced ram and saw the overall sale average increase by 30% to $1,471.
Buyers travelled from as far afield as Tasmania, Victoria and Northern NSW to snap up 67 of the 70 elite Merino and Poll Merino rams on offer from 8 leading SRS® studs. This continues the strong demand trend for truly all-purpose Merinos which are highly profitable, low maintenance and extremely fertile.
The top priced ram, which smashed the previous sale record, was sold by Trevor and Sarah Ryan of Richmond Merinos, Quandialla, NSW, to the Crawford family of Wallendbeen, NSW. The Mumblebone Merino Stud of Wellington had the highest sale average of $1,740 which was up $300 on 2010.
SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group President, Trevor Ryan, said he couldn’t be happier with the sale result.
“To average close to $1500 and attract buyers from 3 States in only our second year, it is obvious that the SRS® Monaro is building a reputation for delivering elite SRS® Genetics that perform,” Mr Ryan said.
“Buyers really appreciate the fact that all of the SRS® Monaro studs work together to identify genetics ‘fit for purpose’ with the majority of sale rams displaying Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs).”
“We also adhere to a strict code of ethics in terms of how we do business which gives commercial sheep producers piece of mind when buying our rams. To put it simply, success breeds success,” Mr Ryan added.
The eight member Studs of the SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group are:
Bella Lana – Scott and Anna Brien, Wellington
Blyth – Ron Blyth, Adelong
Boxleigh Park – Bruce, Geoff and Hugh Taylor, Wellington
Glenwood – Norm and Pip Smith, Wellington
Mumblebone – Chad and Lou Taylor, Wellington
Parkdale – Don, Pam, Scott and Robert Mudford, Dubbo
Richmond – Trevor and Sarah Ryan, Quandialla
Sherwood – Henry and Julia Bridgewater, Nimmitabel
For more information on the SRS® Breeding System and registered SRS® Studs go to www.srsmerino.com
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Photo: Top Priced Ram at the SRS Monaro Sale (Pictured with Trevor Ryan from Richmond Merinos and John Crawford)
- October 10, 2011
It was a record breaking SRS® Classic Ram sale on Saturday with 82 elite SRS® Merino and Poll Merino rams averaging an amazing $2,101 with the top priced ram fetching $5,000.
A record crowd of around 200 people attended the 7th Annual Classic reflecting the strong demand trend towards truly all purpose Merinos with that are highly profitable, low maintenance and extremely fertile.
- September 27, 2011
SRS® Classic Partners with Humpty Dumpty Foundation to Raise Money for Vital Children’s Medical Equipment
The SRS® Classic Ram Selling Group and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation today announced a partnership to help raise money for the purchase of vital children’s medical equipment for hospitals in the Central West region of NSW.
In making the announcement, President of the SRS® Classic, Norm Smith, said that his group were excited to contribute to such a worthwhile cause.
- September 29, 2011
Recent data shows that SRS® studbreeders are among the leading users of Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) through the national MERINOSELECT program with over 70 per cent actively using these genetic selection tools to achieve rapid improvement of flocks.
ASBVs have been available in Merino sheep since 2003 through the MERINOSELECT scheme but the uptake by Merino breeders has been slow with only 35% of rams sold in Australia using breeding values.
- September 15, 2011
Record Start to Ram Selling Season for SRS® Studs
SRS® studs across Australia have made a record breaking start to the ram selling season as more commercial producers recognise the significant benefits of these all-purpose sheep in terms of increased profitability, improved fertility and low maintenance.
Founding SRS® stud, Leahcim Poll Merinos, set what is believed to be an Australian on-property Merino sale record, in selling 200 rams for an amazing average of $2988.50. This makes it the first single vendor, on-property Merino sale to gross in excess of $500,000. Six rams from the Snowtown-based stud sold for $10,000 or better, with the top priced ram selling for $22,500.