Once again, I extend a warm welcome to all who visit our Southern Victorian Merino Breeders Association (SVMBA) group field day to be held on Friday, October 19.
Ram sales will commence the following week with the details regarding starting times and contacts located in this booklet.
With the season looking promising in our southern area (at the time of writing), we look forward to reaping more rewards to those in and connected to agriculture. As we all strive to maximise production, sheep and wool sit firmly at the top of the tree.
Our field day group experienced a good attendance last year and we as a group are looking forward to a repeat of that.
The eight studs in our group are all very progressive and are striving to add quality to any Merino flock. Significant results have already been achieved this year with many studs from the SVMBA having success in the show and sale ring at Bendigo, Ballarat and Hamilton in tough competition.
This year’s field day will showcase yet again some of the best genetics on offer that thrive in this often harsh climate.
Studs will not only have rams on display but there will be ewes and younger sheep also as well as some beautiful fleeces on show. This gives prospective buyers an in-depth look at studs in our group and shows a definite direction of their future.
With wool markets and red meat prices at a consistent high level, the Merino breeding job is looking good. Surplus stock are also selling at solid levels which is a key denominator to any livestock operation.
A map of the studs on display can be found in this feature booklet, which has been produced by the Stock & Land with advertising support from other associated agribusinesses.
Thank you to our sponsors Boehringer ingelheim, Stock & Land, Ace Radio, Gorst Rural Supplies - Lake Bolac and Bayer. We certainly appreciate their willingness to support us.
Looking forward to seeing you all as you travel around the group.