A TWEAK in flock joining strategy is expected to have a two-fold effect of bumping up pressure at the classing race as well as opening new marketing opportunities for Tatyoon, Victoria, woolgrower Tom Bibby.
James Hume, together with his wife Helen and three children Freddy (5), Annabelle (2 and Stella (5 months) run 5500 Merino ewes on just over 5000 acres at ‘Allanvale’ in Tasmania’s Dewent Valley.
RUNNING a sheep operation in an area with an average rainfall of 220 millimetres is a challenge but one that the Warwick family, Holowiliena South Station, SA, is keen to take on.
Around Muckadilla, in the Maranoa region, Queensland, the Hacker name is synonymous with breeding Merinos, as Jon’s father Tom and brother Peter Hacker run a family Merino stud.
The West Australian Wheatbelt sheep producer has spent nearly six decades gathering an enviable depth and breadth of knowledge of the Merino sheep, seeing it evolve into the highly productive sheep it is today.
THE Merino is the most versatile breed in the world, according to Victorian farmer Kieran Flood, and it’s never been more prominent than the past 18 months.
Charles Downie, with his wife Sally and three children Ollie (10), Joe (7), and Amy (5) of Glenelg in southern Tasmania run a 15,000 head superfine self-replacing Merino operation over 5,500 hectares.
AN Australian Merino Lamb Trial has successfully proven extensive profits can be made while lowering production risks just by introducing the Australian Merino to a cropping enterprise.
THE year 2020 has thrown up many challenges for farmers – fire, drought, floods, a pandemic, but with adversity comes opportunity and this year there have been plenty of the latter for Merino producers. The challenging year has highlighted the resilience of the breed with meat markets solid throughout and…
IT is a fine balance trying to increase wool cut and maintain a superfine fleece, but Tasmanian producers Josie and Henry Dunbabin believe it is a worthwhile pursuit to maximise profit.
AS a self-confessed numbers man, Redhill farmer Greg Hayes knows full-well that Merinos are the most profitable breed for his sheep and cropping enterprise.
STAWELL producer Scott Nicholson likes to control as many variables as possible to maximise profitability in his livestock operation.
BETWEEN dogs and drought, sheep numbers really took a hit at Weewondilla, north of Longreach, Queensland. Things are now starting to turn around for the Webb family as they rebuild their Merino operation.
THE modern Merino is far from just a buzzword for Mooralla producer Ricky Luhrs, it’s the key to a profitable business. Overhauling their Merino genetics to focus on breeding the right balance of fat, muscle and carcase is just one of many aims for the Luhr family.