Wool cut focus at Stavely Park

Wool cut focus at Stavely Park


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Members of the Southern Victorian Merino Breeders Association will open their gates to visitors for the annual field day on Friday October 19

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QUALITY GENETICS: The newest addition to Stavely Park’s stud sire line-up is Bullet purchased from the Brundanella stud, Grenfell, NSW, for $15,000. Pictured with the ram is Brundanella stud principal Ian Griffith, Felicity Brady, Stavely Park, and Michael Elmes, Smart Stock, Narrandera, NSW.

QUALITY GENETICS: The newest addition to Stavely Park’s stud sire line-up is Bullet purchased from the Brundanella stud, Grenfell, NSW, for $15,000. Pictured with the ram is Brundanella stud principal Ian Griffith, Felicity Brady, Stavely Park, and Michael Elmes, Smart Stock, Narrandera, NSW.

With record prices being received and demand for wool continuing to strengthen, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the wool and sheep industry, according to Stavely Park stud principal Felicity Brady.

Renowned for their depth, wool cutting ability, good constitution and white, stylish wools, Stavely Park stud continues to be boosted by its own genetics as well as introduced bloodlines.

The breeding program is focused on lifting wool production and body size on an early maturing sheep.

The stud recently purchased a stud reserve for $15,000 at the Grenfell-based Brundanella stud ram sale in NSW.

Sired by Big Al’s son of One Oak poll 14, out of a One Oak poll ewe.

The ram, nicknamed Bullet, was the heaviest weight for his drop and was chosen for his size, long body with a strong head, wool cut and crimpy, white, stylish wool.

As part of the Southern Victorian Merino field day on Friday, October 19, Stavely Park will have stud sires, as well as the 2018 ram team, on display. The stud will be open from 9am to 5pm.

This provides an opportunity for current and new clients to discuss their breeding objectives and determine how Stavely Park rams could provide the right genetics for their stud or commercial flocks.

The 17th annual on-property ram sale will be held on Monday, October 22.

The stud will offer 70 poll and 10 horned rams as well as private selection rams for sale.

Ms Brady is very pleased with the ram team for this year.

he 2018 team are displaying an increase in body size and wool quality through the use of sires purchased from West Plains (Mercenary), Poll Boonoke, and their own sires bred by One Oak/Willandra.

“We are also very excited about the selection of rams that will be in next year’s sale. Lambs on the ground by Collinsville sire, Imperial 141, called Devil, purchased in 2017 are looking extremely promising,” she said.

The Stavely Park stud was established in 1996 by Felicity Brady with the purchase of Snowy Plains ewes and rams. Blood lines from Woodyarrup in Western Australia were later introduced to improve wool cut and constitution. In recent years, the introduction of One Oak Poll, Willandra and One Oak genetics, with the purchase of both rams and ewes, has greatly influenced body size and wool quantity.

Stavely Park clients continue to achieve great results at the wool sales and in the sheep markets.

Repeat top price buyer Tom Bibby, Tatyoon, has achieved rewarding wool prices with Mr Bibby’s ewes averaging 18.2 micron, and made 1897 cents a kilogram greasy, while his hoggets averaged 15.8 micron and fetched 2200c/kg greasy.

Col and Jacquie Smith, Carranballac, continue to kick goals, again topping the Ballarat first-cross ewe market, achieving $352 using Stavely Park bred ewes.

Regular contact with clients continues to be a focus of Stavely Park Stud with visits carried out to determine how the Stavely Park genetics are assisting clients to achieve their breeding goals.

Ms Brady also continues to class client’s flocks, to ensure that their breeding programs achieve the best results, and to assist with their future purchases.

  • Details: For more information phone Felicity on 0407 833 226, Paul on 0418 541 220 or email stavelypark388@bigpond.com
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