Smyths capitalise on good wool country
By Alisha Fogden
Published in the 2017 Merino Annual
DESPITE many producers in their pastoral district changing to meat sheep to chase strong lamb prices, the Smyth family believe improved Merino genetics are allowing them to produce good carcases without sacrificing fleece weight and quality.
“A lot of our neighbours have changed to Dorpers but we believe the country here is good wool country, because it’s very clean, your yields are high and your vegetable matter is low,” Sam Smyth said.