RAMS FOR LAMBS: Wrattenbullie to go it alone this year

WRATTENBULLIE: Poll Dorset Junior Reserve Champion Ram.
WRATTENBULLIE: Poll Dorset Junior Reserve Champion Ram.

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After 26 joint sales with Leenala, Wrattenbullie will conduct a standalone sale at the same venue and date as previous years.

The sale date is Monday, October 8 at 1.30pm at the sheep pavilion at Naracoorte showgrounds.

Five stud rams and 120 flock will be offered for sale.

A team of eight rams was shown at the Hamilton Sheepvention with good success, with all rams finishing in the ribbons and 94-17 gaining the reserve ribbon.

Five of these rams went to Adelaide where they had their most successful showing ever, winning supreme champion exhibit with senior champion ram 295-17.

Their junior ram also received the reserve champion ribbon.

These two rams are sired by homebred rams.

Hillden 580-16 a big, long ram leaving sons with good structure and growth. Ulandi Park 125-12, used for his balanced set of ASBVs and his ability to breed big, long, clean rams, also sired rams in the team. Five of these rams will be offered as stud rams at the sale.

Their main focus for the year is presenting the 120 flock rams in ideal condition to go out and perform for clients .They are well-grown, sound rams with good skins and carcase.

With many lamb producers looking at ASBVs when selecting flock rams, they have introduced two sires Valma 291 -16 with carcase + index of 210 pwt 15.8 and pemd 2.4 – the other ram being Ulandi Park 125-12 with a carcase + index 195 pwt 15.1 and pemd 1.58.

There will also be a few young ram by Bundarra Downs 6930-16.

Farm biosecurity is an important focus for producers and Wrattenbullie.

They have maintained their OJD status (being MN3V) and have just completed their testing to maintain ovine brucellosis accreditation cert no 280.

Enjoy lunch and light refreshments before the sale.

Anyone wishing to inspect sheep prior to the sale can do so by calling Brad on 0438 266 732 or Rod on 0467 646 026.