The top genetics of one of the largest Poll Dorset stud flocks in Australia will be on show when the Corcoran family opens the gates of their Gooramma stud at Galong on the NSW South West Slopes on the first day of Sheep Week.
“Sheep Week is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Gooramma and our genetic program to both local and interstate visitors,” James Corcoran junior said.
“Here at Gooramma we believe in being transparent to all stakeholders within the prime lamb industry,” he said.
“The stud strives to produce high performing, structurally sound and, most importantly, economically enhancing genetics that increase the profitability of our clients’ prime lamb enterprise,” Mr Corcoran said.
“Gooramma uses multiple quantitative genetic programs, embracing both the Lambplan and Stockscan systems.
“The use of DNA technology is also actively used within the breeding program to identify the high performing animals.”
Gooramma was the first Australian stud to use cold tolerance gene marker DNA technology and have been using this tool for more than seven years to increase lamb survival and ensure their clients maximise lamb output.
Gooramma runs 1000 stud ewes and sells stud and flock rams throughout Australia. Gooramma genetics have been exported to over five countries.
The stud’s ram selection day is on September 21.