Sheep Genetics

Yarram Park offered Perendale and Southdown composite rams for sale at Hamilton Showgrounds in October last year. This was our 6th 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 rams are fully Lamb Plan recorded. Running the stud under our intensive station 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.

The formation of the 1,200 strong breeding flocks 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 Southdown composite 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 very strong position to supply larger lines of high performance Southdown composites to the market place as terminal sires.

We had a rewarding sale season in 2018, marketing 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.

The 2018 sale will be held during October, again at the Hamilton Showgrounds. Specific dates and times will confirmed later.

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.

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