Loddon Valley Merino breeders bounce back

Loddon Valley Merino breeders bounce back

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Robert and Matthew Ipsen, Cahirblonig (centre), Wareek, chat with Doug and John Streeter, Natte Yallock, over the stud sires used at Cahirblonig. The stud currently has 470 stud ewes, an average micron of 19 and an average fleece weight of 7kg. The wool is characterised by bright white, bold crimping and is soft to handle, long-stapled wool with small follicle bundles.

Robert and Matthew Ipsen, Cahirblonig (centre), Wareek, chat with Doug and John Streeter, Natte Yallock, over the stud sires used at Cahirblonig. The stud currently has 470 stud ewes, an average micron of 19 and an average fleece weight of 7kg. The wool is characterised by bright white, bold crimping and is soft to handle, long-stapled wool with small follicle bundles.

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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.

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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.

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