Annual Ram Sale
Annual Ram Sale
YARRAM PARK PERFORMANCE GENETICS SALE
YARRAM PARK PERFORMANCE RAMS
Yarram Park will offer 300 well grown Maternal and Southie Terminal rams for sale at Hamilton Showgrounds on Tuesday the 11th of October this year. This will be our 10th annual sale, having sold under a private system for many years previously.
The stud is run under strictly commercial conditions with no supplementary feeding or shedding. We aim to produce very sound well-structured rams with excellent constitution and doing ability. High fertility of both ewes and rams is of paramount importance, and we select heavily in regard to these traits.
All sheep are fully lamb plan recorded, with all data represented in the sale catalogue that will be available a few weeks prior to our sale. Running the stud under our intensive commercial conditions without any supplementation gives us an accurate reflection of each individual’s doing ability and fertility, and what you see is what you will truly get.
All sale rams are run and managed from weaning to sale day in large contemporary groups of over 250 head, to challenge constitution, structure, and performance.
Sire lines are not only progeny tested annually throughout our own large commercial flock but are also fertility tested in big commercial joining groups under realistic and extensive conditions.
The formation of the 1,900 strong breeding flock originated after Mt. Elephant was approached to carry some of the very first embryo work to come to Australia from New Zealand. This formed the basis of the stud, to which a number of breeds have been infused successfully to establish the current Perendale and Southdown composite flock.
When Mt. Elephant Station was sold in 2010, the stud ewes were relocated to Yarram Park. Following the increasing demand in 2014 for Southie Terminal rams, we purchased the high-performance Point Vale Southdown stud in 2015. This enabled us to fast track our terminal breeding expansion, with an additional 350 breeding ewes coming into our program. We are now confident we sit in a strong position to supply larger lines of high-performance Southdown composites to the marketplace as terminal sires.
We had a rewarding sale season in 2021, marketing nearly 400 rams to existing and new clients in Victoria, South Australia, NSW, and Tasmania. We thank all those who supported our program so enthusiastically and look forward to continuing a close association with you all. Feedback from several clients highlighted the excellent fertility in both our Maternal and Terminal ram program, with several flocks scanning above 180% to ewes joined.
The 2022 sale rams have come through an average spring and a very tough start to winter however are developing and growing out well. With a large genetic pool to draw from our big stud ewe base, we are able to carefully select and manage a sale team that is a very even line of sound, fertile and well grown rams ready to work.
We will offer another large run of young sires for your consideration on Tuesday 11th October 2022, at the Hamilton Showgrounds. Inspection is from 9.30 a.m. with the Sale at 11.30 a.m. EST.
If you require any further information, or if we can be of any assistance in discussing and selecting your ram requirements, please contact the team at Yarram Park or your preferred agent.
We also offer a classing and advisory service to any clients looking for assistance with their breeding program, and provide free transport to property, for rams purchased at the annual production sale.