Taking 'wool goggles' off to increase fertility

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
September 8 2019 - 8:00am
The dramatic fluctuations in the wool market inspired Lyndon Kubeil to produce a more balanced Merino that is taking advantage of surplus sheep sales, as well as the lamb and wool market.

To cope with ongoing dry seasonal conditions, Violet Town commercial sheep producers Lyndon and Sharon Kubeil have taken their "wool goggles" off, breeding a fertile, early-maturing Merino with a strong focus on carcase traits.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland

National Sheep & Wool Writer

Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

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