Stock For Sale

Stock for Sale

PROVEN SIRES- SEE OUR SHEEP

2018 Drop Ewe Lambs available from November 2018

  • Excellent opportunity to build your maternal genetics
  • We do not retain our commercial ewe lambs (our commercial ewes come out of the stud), so the ‘Tops’ are the ‘Tops’
  • Lambs are sired by top 5% rams on the MCP+ index.
  • Approximately 70% of lambs are out of recorded (stud) dams that average in the top 20% of the MCP+ index.
  • 74% of the dams were born multiples.
  • 85% of ewe lambs born multiples.
  • All lambs were drafted into lines that reflect their type and condition,
  • Eligible All States – OJD
  • All lambs out of the mature ewes are on ryegrass/phalaris sub-clover
    pastures with access to vetch hay and have access to lick feeders with
    lupins and barley. Across all lambs they are averaging about 260g/day.
  • Cloven Hills:
    • Specialise in maternal genetics for prime lamb producers.
    • Have the highest number of Sires in Australia’s Top 150 Maternal Sires for any stand alone stud.
    • Primary breeding objectives are fertility and growth.
    • Actively select for early growth, moderate adult weight and a good round shape.
    • Select for muscle, fat, meat eating traits, milk & worm egg count (WEC).
    • Cull for traits that have a high management cost this is critical for our family farm business, ie dag, worm egg count, large leggy ewes, bad feet, inability to hold condition.
  • In summary are aiming for well-balanced numbers, consistency in shape, type and skin while culling physically on structure, high adult weight and extremes.
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PRIVATE SALE RAMS AVAILABLE – CALL OR EMAIL FOR CURRENT LIST

Rams Average top 10% BAND – MCP+ Index

All animals are classed for structure.  Each of the categories below are given a score:

  • Feet colour (1 white, 2 striped, 3 black)
  • Wool (1 downsy, 5 open)*

*Note for self replacing flocks 2.5 – 3.5 is ideal. For ewes 3.5 is ideal to ensure fleece weight, openness & easycare. An ideal lamb pelt, is 2.5.

See our table of sires in OUR SHEEP.

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WHY DO WE USE ESTIMATED BREEDING VALUES?

EBVs rank animals for their genetic merit, enabling breeders to select stock on their objectives with it expressed in a $ value. Through using EBVs to select sires, progeny testing has demonstrated that better ranking sires can return up to $50 per ewe per year. If a ram produces 40 daughters/ewes per year for three years, and you join the ewe for 5 years, this is a return of $30,000. We take individual measurements such as birth, weaning and post weaning weights, eye muscle and worm egg counts. These measurements go towards calculating the EBVs. The more animals, measurements and genetic linkage, enable less environmental variation. We find EBVs an excellent tool for improving our flock’s profitability and dropping out poor performers.

 

Ewes for Sale:

Cloven Hills specialises in producing ewes for prime lamb production. If you are looking for ewe lambs, young or older ewes please call for details of stock that we have on offer or coming up.

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SEMEN FOR SALE
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