Stud Merino Breeders Association of Tasmania
Tasmanian stud Merino Breeders will be out in force again at the next 177th state sheep show at Campbell Town on May 29-30 this year. The quality of sheep is again expected to be excellent. The inaugural ‘all purpose’ Australian Merino competition will also be offered at the show.
A two week participant exchange between New Zealand and Tasmania to benefit younger Merino breeders is sponsored by Roberts Ltd. In November 2014, Henric Nicholas represented the Stud Merino Breeders of Tasmania in NZ touring studs and attending the Christchurch Show.
Whilst the fortunes in marketing Tasmania continue to raise visions of fresh, clean, green and unspoilt, the superior qualities of soft ultra and superfine fleece are also close to mind. However when it comes to wool production, Tasmanian producers are able to provide a high degree of choice in sheep and wool types.
From an historical perspective, Tasmania’s first formal Merino promotion commenced in 1947 and by 1986 the Stud Merino Breeders Association of Tasmania (SMBAT) was formed and joined the national body with 23 registered studs. Today in 2015, the number of registered stud members is 38.
The Stud Merino Breeders Association of Tasmania (SMBAT) promotes and encourages the breeding, sales and improvement of pure Merino and Poll Merino sheep, preserving our heritage and breeding history whilst endeavoring to be innovative and encourage further involvement in our industry. We endeavor to keep abreast and be proactive on national and international issues that affect our Industry and keep our membership informed.
Our aim is to provide members with technical support in research and development, recognizing that as an Island State we are in a unique environment to become leaders of wool and meat production. We feel it is imperative to promote and assist hands on learning and knowledge for our youth and to provide exchange programs and encourage event participation for youth and all members.
SMBAT Office: 1976 Tunnack Rd, Baden 7120 Ph: 03 6254 7198 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name||Date of Event||Event||Region Name||Ph||Contact|
|Brooklands||2015, Nov 13||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||0447 020 614||Gavin Nocholas|
|Sorell Springs||2015, Nov 13||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||03 6255 5196||David Nicholas|
|Stockman Poll||2015, Nov 20||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||0418 544 154||Tim McShane|
|Trefusis||2015, Dec 04||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS North||0438 986 257||Georgina Wallace|
|Okehampton||2015, Dec 09||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||03 6257 3215||Paul Weeding|
|Leenavale||2015, Dec 10||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||0400 653 250||Brent Thornbury|
|Echo Cottage||2016, Feb 05||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||0408 120 363||Allan Johnson|
|Campbell Town Show||2016, 3rd & 4th June||Campbell Town Sheep Show||Campbell Town showgrounds 21 Church St, Campbell Town Tas Contact:Hanna Lang 0438 902 855||www.campbelltownshow.com.au|
|Brooklands||2016, Nov 11||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||03 6255 5196||Gavin Nicholas|
|Sorell Springs||2016, Nov 11||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||0407 308 885||Henric Nicholas|
|Stockman Merino Ram Sale||2016, Nov 18||On Property Merino Ram Sale||Melton-Mowbray||0418 589 051||Kip Grey|
|Trefusis Merino Ram Sale||2016, Dec 2||On property Merino Ram Sale||TAS North||03 6381 5320||Hamish & Gerogina Wallace|
|Leenavale||2016, Dec 6||On Property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||
0400 653 250
0419 970 009
|Brent Thornbury & Damien Meaburn|
|Okehampton Merino Ram Sale||2016, Dec 7||On Property Merino Ram Sale||TAS South||
03 6257 3215
0419 970 009
|Paul Weeding & Damien Meaburn|