Merino Success Story – Ben and Oona Banks (QLD)

WESTERN Queensland grazier Ben Banks has long known the value of a Merino ewe. So much so, that even throughout the last 20 years of unpredictable and extreme weather patterns of northern Australia, Ben and his family have done everything within their power to hold onto their core breeding ewes.

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Australian Delegation to the 10th World Merino Conference

AUSTRALIAN Merino breeders have plenty to smile about after what was seen and heard by participants on the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders (AASMB) a recent trade mission to Uruguay and Argentina. The visit to the two South American Merino breeding countries coincided with the 10th World Merino Conference…

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Merino Success Story – Craig Hickman (SA)

MERINOS are a vital part of the enterprise mix at Craig and Abigail Hickman’s Curramulka property Seaview, on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, producing $130 per winter grazed hectare per 100mm of growing season rainfall in 2016.

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Merino Success Story – Daniel Schuppan (SA)

Merinos offer farmers a profitable option with the ability to produce a gross margin of up to $60 per dry sheep equivalent for self-replacing Merino flocks in the cereal zone according to 2016-17 Sheep’s Back Benchmarking Program figures, says Landmark Animal Production Specialist Daniel Schuppan.

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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 (WA)

From an economic perspective, sheep meat and wool indicators are fantastic. If you’re not enthusiastic about the prospects of sheep meat and wool now, you’ll never be. On a sheep confidence index I would rate it as a 10 out of 10.

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Merino Success Story – Martin Ramsay (SA)

Merino profitability on my farm is driven by three key factors – stocking rate, bodyweight and fleeceweight. While these key factors vary year‐on‐year, I’ve seen a steady improvement in all of them since I’ve been benchmarking. This takes the guess work out of measuring profitability and you can get a…

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Merino Success Story – James Derrick (NSW)

I’ve done the calculations and Merinos come out on top. I’m switching back for ease of management, it’s much simpler and more efficient to run a single breed enterprise. I feel the Merino lambs will more than fill the requirements previously filled by the crossbred lambs.

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Merino Success Story – David Taylor (TAS)

Over the past three years, the net profit per DSE from an average wool flock has outperformed an average prime lamb flock by about $2.30/DSE – an 18% higher return. The net profit/DSE over an average beef herd is even greater at about $2.90/DSE – or a 22% higher return.

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