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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MERINOS TOP PERFORMERS

Results from the 6 year Elmore trial, Ewes for the Future – Lambs, Wool and Profit – completed in 2015 compared the merits of five alternative sheep types and confirms the profitability of Merinos.  With lower risk, particularly in tight seasons when significantly higher feed needs are taken into account,…

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Sheep Handling Challenge

SHEEP HANDLING CHALLENGE   “With the motto ‘Investing In The Future’ president of the WA Stud Merino Breeders Association, Steven Bolt, said, the Western Australian merino industry promotion this year has included introducing events that encourage and engage students with merino sheep.   …

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2015 Ram Sale Success

Merino ram sales have exceeded many expectations this spring selling season with most on property ram sales lifting on last year.  Sale highlights include of a top of $81,000 at the annual Willandra ram sale, a sell out at the Yarrawonga sale and the Adelaide ram sale averaging $8,997 with…

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Hinesville Champion Sale Ram

Drew Chapman of Hinesville Merino Stud won the Champion Sale ram at the Rabo National Ram Sale in Dubbo on 26th August with Nerstane Merino Stud following with the Reserve Sale Ram.

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Wurrook wins Ram of Year at Dubbo

Paul Walton of Victorian stud Wurrook, won the Merino Ram of the Year judged at the Dubbo Ram Sale and Show this week.  This completes an exceptional year for the stud which has taken out major honours at both the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Bendigo and at Hamilton Sheepvention.  …

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Hamilton Sale tops $21,000 for Glen Donald

Hamilton Sheepvention Ram Sale catalogue listed 67 pens of 5 Merino Rams for Sale on Tuesday. Sale average was $2646. See Terry Sim article below for more information: IT will be a bit of a homecoming when the top-priced Merino at the Hamilton Sheepvention ram sale arrives in the Monaro region…

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