Loddon Valley Merino breeders bounce back
Robert and Matthew Ipsen, Cahirblonig (centre), Wareek, chat with Doug and John Streeter, Natte Yallock,
Landmark Wagga Wagga stud sheep specialist Stuart Hodgson with Akeringa principal Ian Bennett. Akeringa was
James Sexton, Goornong; Koole Vale principal Alan Harris, Costerfield; and Brenten Pay, Swan Hill, inspect
Peter Hurse, Moolort (pictured centre with Kerrilyn principal Norm Weir and Ryan Weir, Dunluce) inspect
Elders Horsham wool manager Andrew Combe with Ninuenook principal Doug Todd, Jeruk, looking at stud sires
Kamarooka Park principal Errol Hay (pictured front left) with Michelle Hay, holding son Hugh, Ollie Demeo,
East Loddon Merinos principal Bill Hooke (centre) with Elders Ararat Wool's Craig Potter and Doug
Landmark Heathcote's David Uebergang with Kedleston Park principals John and Rosemary Humbert and Doug
Woodpark principal Stephen Higgins, Woodpark, with Scott and Murray Wythe, Broadwater, via Macarthur.
Frank Byrne, Panorama Poll Merinos, Borung, with Landmark Bendigo Wool's Candice Cordy and Panorama stud
Visitor Ross Dohnt, Maldon, helps Karl Hooke, Willera Poll Merinos, to hold a stud ewe in their new classing
Roger Polkinghorne, Charinga, Berrimal, and Tim Polking-horne, Banavie, Marnoo, with Robyn and Ross
AFTER a tumultuous 2011 because of the devastating floods, the Merino breeders of Loddon Valley have recovered with a vengeance, not only in the clean-up on-farm but by being able to capitalise on the recent strong lamb, mutton and wool prices.
Last Friday, the Loddon Valley Merino Stud Merino Breeders Association held their annual field day, with 13 studs participating eight at the Serpentine Recreation Reserve, while the other five displayed their stud and sale rams on-property.
The winners of the best pen of three weaner rams was Panorama Poll Merinos, Borung.
Stock & Land's GARRY RODDA and STRUAN PEARCE were there.