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Hay Sheep Show

Placing first in the Pen of Three Ram Weaners at the 2019 Hay Sheep Show, the Poll Boonoke trio of PB180142, PB180147 and PB180137 continued an enviable record for the Stud in this special dual purpose class that is judged on 50:50 wool and meat merits.

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Longreach Show

Congratulations to long time Poll Boonoke client George Gowing and Family from Ilfracombe on showing the winning Pair of Medium Fleeces at the Longreach Show. Similarly, our congratulations also go to Wanganella client Bruce Spence from Isisford, Bruce entered the winning Pair of Strong Fleeces at the Longreach Show.

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Queensland State Sheep Show

Congratulations to the Alfoxton Merino Stud on their showing success at the 2019 Queensland State Sheep Show, which included the Show’s Supreme Exhibit, the Poll Merino Breeders Group, the Grand Champion Poll Ram and the Grand Champion Poll Ewe.

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Don Brown Memorial Merino Ewe Competition

Congratulations to Fred, Louise & Colleen Donnelly of St Omer, Condobolin on being awarded 3rd place for their Poll Boonoke/Wanganella entry in the 2019 Don Brown Memorial Merino Ewe Competition. Classed by Chris Bowman, the Donnelly’s were awarded the John Coy Achievement Award in 2017 and were Runners Up in the 2018 Competition.

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Lake Cargelligo Maiden Merino Ewe Competition

Congratulations to Peter & Meegan McCarten & Family on winning the Most Profitable Award for their Wanganella blood flock entry, classed by Michael Elmes, in the 2019 Lake Cargelligo Maiden Merino Ewe Competition. Using standardised figures, the McCarten’s return per head for wool and stock sales was $307.

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Forbes Murdoch OAM

A quiet and unassuming man, who was probably destined from birth to make his life in the Merino Industry, Forbes Murdoch’s 50 plus year Merino breeding career has been acknowledged in the 2019 Australia Day Honours with a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the wool growing…

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Hay Merino Sheep Show, 16 June 2018

Poll Boonoke 170341, 170440 and 170759 were successful in winning the Dual Purpose – Pen of Three Ram Weaners Ian Lilburne Sheep Classing Trophy PB170341 PP x PB150026 FD 18.7 SD 2.6 CV 13.9 CF 99.7 PB170440 PP x PB150026 FD 19.0 SD 3..0 CV 15.8 CF 99.7 PB170759 PP x PB150338 FD 18.2 SD…

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Queensland State Sheep Show, Blackall, 4 & 5 May 2018

Angus Munro and Tom Lilburne accompanied a display group of Wanganella and Poll Boonoke rams to Blackall for the Queensland State Sheep Show in early May. Held in conjunction with the Blackall Show, Angus Munro was also asked to judge the Show’s Flock Ewe Competition so was kept busy with a great line up of…

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New AFA Stud Manager

The new AFA Stud Manager, Shannon Mitchell, has hit the ground running with the start of shearing and fleece weighing of the 2017 drop rams coinciding with his first day at AFA. Originally from Hay, Shannon comes to us from the Haddon Rig Stud, where he has been the Overseer for the past 7 years.…

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