The 2016 autumn ram sale saw stong demand for a well presented run of rams. The Barwon team thank all purchasers for making the sale a success and hope the rams are now working well to produce high quality and valuable progeny.
The 2015 spring ram sale held at Barwon on Friday 9 October broke all records. Full clearance of 118 specially selected Poll Dorset rams and 52 specially selected White Suffolk rams brought record high price. The Yates family were very pleased with the result following all the hard work put into preparing the rams for sale. They are grateful to all their clients who purchased at the sale. A full report will be included here soon.
In 1965 Rob Yates introduced Poll Dorsets to Barwon Stud. Fifty years later we remain committed to the breed and focused on their commercial attributes. Breeding sires for prime lamb producers across south eastern Australia, we aim for optimum growth rate and fat covering, and structural soundness. At Barwon we believe it is important to maintain breed characteristics to ensure Poll Dorsets remain the favoured breed for meat buyers and butchers - Dorsets that Look Like Dorsets!
We have seen a number of Barwon clients topping the saleyard market with Barwon sired lambs. Col Eulenstein, Yerong Creek topped a sale in late June with an entire draft of 210 lambs from one mob, at $203 per head.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by our site at Henty in September. it was great to catch up with some old friends, regular clients and show some prime lamb producers the typical Barwon Poll Dorset and White Suffolk rams.