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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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Justin Campbell attending World Merino Conference

Justin Campbell will be attending the 10th World Merino Conference to be held in Uruguay 12 – 13 April 2018. In the lead up to the conference Justin has been part of an Elders Wool Growers Tour group that has toured Argentina before heading to Uruguay to join in with pre conference tour activities. Visiting…

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2017 Ram Auction Results

THANK YOU to all the Buyers and Underbidders, and their Advisers, for your support at our very successful 2017 Ram Auction. Thank you to everybody in attendance on the day, we appreciate your interest in our genetics and the assistance that many provided in making the day a success. Spirited bidding took Lot 1 Poll Boonoke…

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2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment

Merino Lifetime Productivity Project Within Flock Analysis Site Report – Temora 2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment August 2017 Poll Boonoke 120020 has progeny in the 2016 Drop Merino Lifetime Productivity Project (MLP) at Temora. The recently released 2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment, August 2017 report indicates that the ewe progeny of…

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