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!

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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.

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But there’s always time to lend a hand…taking some time to help some triplets get up and away.

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Kiwi visit





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).

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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

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Stud ewe selection 2017

Pre-joining preparation this year included giving the stud ewe flock a thorough review and culling out any animals with poor confirmation, poor figures or poor wool. Terry Connell provided some valuable outside scrutiny in this task. A pre-joining adult weight will be obtained for those ewes kept in the stud flock.

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