Maryland White Suffolk Stud & Petali at 2020 Northern Ram Sales

EASY CARE: Maryland White Suffolks, Wollun founder Angus Burnell says all his rams are Lambplan recorded and selected for their growth, eye muscle and carcase figures.
EASY CARE: Maryland White Suffolks, Wollun founder Angus Burnell says all his rams are Lambplan recorded and selected for their growth, eye muscle and carcase figures.

Maryland White Suffolk Stud will be offering 20 rams at the Walcha British Breeds Ram sale on Wednesday, February 12.

The stud was formed in 2005 on a foundation of Tandara and Farrer studs.

"We are looking to produce well structured, long bodied and fertile sheep which are easy care and easy lambing and produce commercially profitable progeny," Maryland White Suffolks, Wollun founder Angus Burnell said.

"All rams are Lambplan recorded and selected for their growth, eye muscle and carcase figures.

"Rams this year include sons of Farrer 170060 a $5500 sire, who is a trait leader in growth, muscle, lamb eating quality and Lamb 2020.

"The stud also places a strong emphasis on worm resistance in any sires introduced."

PETALI

"Imagine having merinos that do not require mulesing, saving time and stress," Petali Stud principal Martin Oppenheimer says.

"Imagine having merinos that do not require mulesing, saving time and stress," said Petali Stud principal Martin Oppenheimer.

"Then you receive price premiums for the fine merino fibre they produce. Imagine having sheep that are resistant to worms and blowflies and imagine having more cash-flow because you can shear them more often. More lambs to sell also."

All these things are possible, according to Martin whose Walcha based studs are using the latest breeding methods to breed productive sheep that are easier to manage.

"In the Poll Merinos the important traits are; early growth, moderate to high fleece weight, more fat and more muscle, less breech wrinkle and more worm resistance," he said. "Merinos can have plain bodies with less wrinkle and still be heavy cutting sheep."

The Petali on-property ram sale will be conducted on Thursday February 6, 2020 with 60 Poll Merino rams at 1pm.

A total of 40 White Suffolk rams will also be offered at 11am.

Catalogues with ASBVs are available on the Petali website petali.com.au or call Martin Oppenheimer on 0413 580 040.

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