Karoonda & District Stud Merino Field Day
Previewing a selection of South Australia's New Season Sale Rams
Central display & greater stud representation from all areas of S.A. at Murray Bridge.
When: Friday 26th July 2019
Where: Murray Bridge Showground
Times: From 10:00am - 4.00pm.
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Sheep producers enjoy top season
The Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day members welcome all visitors to our 2019 Field Day event.
The seasonal conditions during 2018 were tough and trying for producers in many areas, including our own. Despite this, demand from processors for wool and meat products remain strong, as does the demand for quality breeding stock, as growers look to maximise their returns as conditions hopefully improve in 2019 and beyond.
The 2018 Field Day, at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds, was well attended by commercial producers and industry representatives. Many positive comments were received by stud masters on the very high quality of the heavy cutting, dual purpose stock with industry leading traits they had on display, for which our member studs are well known.
Ram sale results backed up these sentiments, with solid clearances at on-property and multi-vendor sales, and even some individual stud records were broken. Off-shears sales also saw saleyard records fall, despite the challenges of the season. Bloodlines from Mallee studs were highly sought after for their large frames, wool quality and cutting ability, and mothering ability. Our congratulations are extended to these vendors, the astute purchasers, and the stud breeders.
This years’ Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day will once again be held at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds, on Friday, July 26. Visitors can expect to see more of the same robust, large frame, high quality wool producing sheep that participating studs are renowned for, and astute breeders are seeking out. The field day is a great opportunity to inspect a selection of rams that are to be offered at on-property and multi-vendor sales in 2019. Lunch and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
On behalf of the group, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Field Day, and we wish every sheep producer much success in 2019.
Grant Johnson , President Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day Group