Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poll Dorset Rams

Poll Dorset rams are used over our merino ewes to breed prime lambs. This is the first time in recent years that we have done the prime lamb thing, and it has worked very well. The last lot of lambs sold for $4.80 per kilogram dressed weight, which averaged out to over $100 each, which is a fantastic price. That was the highest price we have received so far, but it may increase as the season gets older. It is just a pity that we don't have about 10,000 of these lambs...
The rams have just been taken out of the ewes after the mating season. So in a few months we'll have new baby lambs on the ground.

These three rams were brought home from Wattle Creek on the back of the ute.

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