Our 2018 Palmerston Coopworths newsletter is out now. This year’s edition focuses on the new maternal index and adult weight. We hope you enjoy reading it, and if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything give Bill a call.
Palmerston Ram Sale
Our 2018 ram sale will be held on Wednesday 21 November at 2pm, at the Palmerston shearing shed, 4336 Poatina Rd Cressy. We look forward to seeing you there.
To view the catalogue click here: Palmerston Ram Sale Catalogue 2018.
The glamourous life of a stud principal
Collecting dung samples from individual rams isn’t one of our favourite jobs. And the rams don’t go much on it either…but it’s the only way to get reliable PFEC data
2017 Palmerston Ram Sale Catalogue
The Palmerston Coopworths annual ram sale is on Wednesday 22 November at 2pm.
Click here to view the Palmerston Coopworths 2017 Ram Sale Catalogue
Palmerston Coopworths 2017 newsletter
Click here for a copy of the Palmerston Newsletter 2017. This years’ newsletter gives an overview of the Kiwi’s visit to Tasmania in May, an update on the MCP+ index, an article by Steve Wyn-Harris on his approach to lambing to maximise ewe and lamb survival, and an introduction to our top stud ewe.
Rams on the run
Our 2016 drop rams made the trek home from Creekton on the weekend to be shorn this week, in preparation for our 2017 sale which is on Wednesday 22 November, at 2pm. Make sure you get the date in your diary now!
Lambing time is here
Lambing 2017 is underway at Palmerston Coopworths, with lamb number 100 tagged today. Only another 900 to go…we wish they were all as quiet as this old girl and measuring birth weights would be a breeze.
But there’s always time to lend a hand…taking some time to help some triplets get up and away.
Palmerston Coopworths escorted over 30 Kiwi and a smattering of Aussie Coopworth breeders on a 3 day “tiki tour” at the end of May. We pulled together a diverse itinerary which showcased the best of northern Tasmanian agriculture. The group were impressed by the diversity and quality of Tasmanian agriculture and the passion of those we visited. However, the unanimous highlight would have been the Tassie devil feeding time at Trowunna, where 7 devils made short work of a possum (declared the best use ever of a possum by those who witnessed it – we think that they’re selling their possum-merino blend a bit short).
The Kiwis are coming!
After many visits to New Zealand for their annual Coopworth Conference, Palmerston Coopworths are very excited to be hosting the Kiwis for this years’ conference here in Tasmania. We have 30 delegates from both New Zealand and Australia visiting for 3 days from 31 May to 2 June, and have put together a diverse program showcasing a range of agricultural enterprises in northern Tasmania, including Greenvale Pastoral, Eastfield Lamb, Landfall, Ashgrove Cheese and Tamar Ridge vineyard. The group will be visiting Campbell Town Show on Friday morning, so if you’re about say g’day and make them welcome. A big thanks to our Conference supporters – Gallagher, Zoetis and Coopworth Genetics Australia.
Highly ranked ewe
Palmerston 120123 is currently our overall highest ranked animal at Palmerston with a MCP+ Index of 152.3. She is a daughter of Marlow 144, and has successfully raised multiple sets of triplets that have had high weaning weights. We’ll be keeping a close eye on her during lambing this year.
To see her figures and pedigree click here click here