April 2023

Lambing began with ewes segregated into sire groups for ease of accurate mothering up. All breeding values are built on the foundation of pedigree; accuracy is paramount to predictability. With a chance of season opening rains coming in early April, some of our permanent pastures have already shown growth. This is a result of good …

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March 2023

We attended Field Days at both Lucindale in the South East of South Australia and Karoonda in the Murray Mallee. Both these regions are significant centres for our clients. We displayed one sire who is having 2022 drop progeny evaluated at 3 AMSEA trial sites, and 2 ewes, both daughters of Glen Holme 162503 who …

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February 2023

Along with others in our district, we finally finished a big harvest. We preg scanned ewes and fat and muscle scanned young sheep, ewes and rams. Joy and Allen attended the Balmoral Sire Evaluation Field Day at “Austral Park” near Hamilton Victoria where both the 2021 and 2022 drops were on display. Allen attended the …

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January 2023

Harvest continued with good yields thanks to the good rains in October and November.

December 2022

We were able to get some extra visual scoring done thanks to a mild, late season, Rams were taken out of the ewe mobs following a restricted mating period. Harvest began just a few days before Christmas.

November 2022

Heavy rains provided reserves of moisture to finish crops, but also provided environmental pressures on wool quality. We were able to harness this opportunity and make classing and mating decisions accordingly. Rams went in to ewe mobs as single sires in the stud flock. We spend a great deal of time making these selection decisions, …

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October 2022

This is a busy month every year as the days lengthen and the weather warms up, leading to increased growth rates in both plants and animals. Good rains were welcome. We finished delivering rams following our sale. We offered our ewe hoggets for sale later this year as the weather hasn’t warmed up enough by …

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September 2022

Once again, we were awarded the Champion Dohne fleece at the Royal Adelaide Show. Results from our On-Property Auction were that we sold to a top of $4,000 and averaged $1,577 for 50 rams. The highest price was paid by our long-term client, they have been purchasing Glen Holme rams exclusively for their Poll Merino …

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August 2022

Despite very wet conditions, we have been able to assess young rams, make selections and allocate lotting order for our auction on September 15th. We have also weaned the first group of lambs, those born by AI or ET. Using live entry of bodyweights into a database using the BreedELITE programme has given us much …

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July 2022

We marked the naturally mated Dohne lambs, which were all by Glen Holme rams. At marking, we add a third identity tag that fulfils the ADBA requirement of double tagging. One tag is for our own internal use to help us quickly identify different sire family groups We also take breech scores for both cover …

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