Years of breeding for sale with Yaloak Estate dispersal

Years of breeding for sale with Yaloak Estate dispersal


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TOP GENETICS: Many years of breeding top quality East Friesian/Composite ewes will be dispersed as part of a restructure at Yaloak Estate.

TOP GENETICS: Many years of breeding top quality East Friesian/Composite ewes will be dispersed as part of a restructure at Yaloak Estate.

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Yaloak Estate's complete flock dispersal marks the end of many years of breeding.

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Years of careful breeding using the best genetics is coming to an end with the start of a three-stage complete dispersal of the Ballan-based Yaloak Estate sheep flock starting tomorrow (Tuesday).

The flock of nearly 4500 ewes rising two-year-old to rising five-year-old was being dispersed due to a "restructuring of the farming enterprise".

Elders Ballarat's Sean Simpson said the sheep being offered were "outstanding sheep".

"This is a great opportunity to buy top quality genetics," he said.

He said the flock had been based on East Friesian/composite ewes based on Derrynock bloodlines for many years.

He said the ewes were joined to high indexing Derrynock Poll Dorset and East Friesian sires to start lambing in July.

Due to the timing the ewes had not been scanned. In 2018 the flock scanned at 170 per cent in lamb.

"I am confident that given the conditions of these ewes pre-joining and throughout the season so far, as well as receiving all the animal health treatments, that they will scan similarly this year," Mr Simpson said.

The lambs from the flock were mainly marketed as stores for export finishers as well as a proportion going to the supermarket trade.

The sheep were in full and last year microned at 30 plus.

Mr Simpson said the cross bred wool market was considerably higher than last year, adding to the value of the sheep.

Tomorrow's sale on AuctionsPlus will feature 930 rising three-year-old ewes to be sold in two lines and 670 rising five-year-olds also in two lines.

Around 900 rising four-year-olds will be offered the following week and around 1900 rising two-year-olds the week after that.

CONDITION: The rising three and five year old ewes averaged 70 kilograms are in full wool.

CONDITION: The rising three and five year old ewes averaged 70 kilograms are in full wool.

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