Merino Success Story – Sam Lyne

  Case study – Sam Lyne – Tasmania Farmer Sam, Crosby and Angus Lyne Location Riccarton, Campbell Town, Tasmania Property size 2600ha Average annual rainfall 500mm Enterprise mix One-half cropping barley, wheat, canola, peas, poppies and seed crops, one-quarter 3500 self-replacing Merino flock, one-quarter Merino ewes mated…

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National Merino Challenge 2017

Georgina Wallace, President of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders, inspires a new generation of potential merino breeders at the National Merino Challenge held in Melbourne in May 2017.

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Merino Success Story – Ed Riggall

Case study – WESTERN AUSTRALIA Name Ed Riggall Company AgPro Management Position Farm Management Consultant Location Narrikup, via Mount Barker, WA Clients Works with producers across WA, from mixed cropping and sheep enterprises, cattle to 100 per cent sheep  …

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Merino Success Story – Martin Ramsay

Case study – South Australia Farmer Martin and Howard Ramsay Location Warooka, Yorke Peninsula, SA Property size 1214 hectares Average annual rainfall 450 millimetres Enterprise mix Three-quarters self-replacing Merino flock, one-quarter sharefarmed crops   Why Merinos? My top 3 reasons … 1 Profitability –Gross margin…

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Merino Success Story – James Derrick

Case study – NEW SOUTH WALES Farmer James Derrick Location South of Gundagai, New South Wales Property size 2050.5ha Average annual rainfall 711mm Enterprise mix 30% feedlot, 20% contract spraying, 30% Merino and 20% cropping    Why Merinos? My top 3 reasons 1 Feedlot performance – Merino wether…

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Merino Success Story – David Taylor

Case study – TASMANIA Farmer David and Jo Taylor Location Campbell Town, Tasmania Property size 1400ha Average annual rainfall 475mm   Enterprise mix Three-quarters self-replacing Merino flock, one-quarter sharefarmed crops 1 Profitability – Merinosgenerate an income of about $70/DSE for wool, which helps to drive business profitability 2 Performance…

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Vale – Marion Gibbins

It is with great sadness that I write to inform our members of the passing of Marion Gibbins, our immediate past CEO of the AASMB, on 6 October 2016. This is a great loss for the AASMB and the entire Wool Industry. Marion made a huge contribution to the…

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Monumental season for SA Merino rams

By Catherine Miller, The Stock Journal 30 Sep 2016 THE history books were re-written at many SA’s Merino and Poll Merino on-property sales this season as top prices and averages soared. More than 70 ram sales have been held across the state in the past two months, with 16 of…

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Dual‐purpose Merinos prove profitable at Elmore

A SIX-year trial run by the Elmore Field Days in northern Victoria proved that dual-purpose Merinos remain one of the most profitable livestock enterprises in a medium-rainfall region, averaging total returns of $70 to $69 per dry sheep equivalent, $8-$9/DSE above its closest competitor. The trial, which began in 2009…

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Merinos show dual-purpose strength in Booborowie competition

MERINO lambs made their mark at Booborowie in a competition held in early 2016 in South Australia, performing extremely well against a line‐up of 69 teams and proving the breed’s excellent dual‐purpose capabilities. A commercial Merino lamb team recorded average weight gains of up to 307 grams per day during…

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New campaign encourages producers to boost Merino ewe base

The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders is tonight launching a new campaign highlighting the profitability of Merinos as the ultimate dual‐purpose breed and encouraging producers to increase Merino breeding ewe numbers in their enterprise mix. The campaign – titled Breed More Merino Ewes – acknowledges the Merino ewe as…

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2016 Australian Merino Pairs Champion

Congratulations to the Hogg family of Navanvale stud in West Australia whose magnificent Merino Pair entrants took out the National Australian Merino Pairs Championship title at the 2016 Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo. …

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MARION GIBBINS AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF THE AASMB

Marion Gibbins, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Association of the Stud Merino Breeders from 2013 to March 2016, was awarded an honorary life membership of the AASMB on Friday 8th of April at the Balmoral Sire Evaluation Field day at “Mepungah”, Wannon, west of Hamilton, Victoria.

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REASONS FOR MERINO CONFIDENCE

The Australian Merino enterprise is in good form with strong returns.  When reviewing the data from several sources on the profitability of the Merino, there is every reason to support the Merino and be confident in its achievement. …

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