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AFA Newsletter - 15/07/2016

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE 2016 RAM AUCTION

THANK YOU to all successful Buyers and Underbidders for your support at our 2016 Ram Auction. We appreciated the interest shown in our genetics by so many attending the day.

Overall result for the sale was 193 rams sold out of 200 offered for an average of $3,511 and a top of $44,000 for a Poll Boonoke ram and $22,000 for a Wanganella ram.

The Wanganella shedded March shorn rams averaged $8,583 and the paddock rams averaged $2,364, while the Poll Boonoke shedded March shorn rams averaged $8,588 and the paddock rams averaged $2,857.

80 years after Otway Falkiner offered the first drop of Poll Boonoke rams in 1936, George Falkiner and his Stud Manager Andy McLean were in attendance to purchase the top priced Poll Boonoke ram for their 8 year old Haddon Rig Poll Merino Stud. Paying $44,000 for PB150338, inclusive of all semen rights, George and Andy also paid out $10,000 for PB150274 and $8,000 for PB150295.

Securing the top priced Wanganella ram was a joint effort for two South Australian Merino Studs. Ian & Fiona Koch’s Bunyara Stud at Moculta and Garry & Joe Murdoch’s North Cowie Stud at Warooka went to $22,000 to ensure they could take W151992 home. Garry & Joe also took a liking to Lot 3, paying $8,000 for W151259.

Return buyer Rodger Mathews from Corowa took home two sires, spending $15,000 on Wanganella 150812 for his Borambil Merino Stud and $20,000 on Poll Boonoke 150314 for the Borambil Poll Merino Stud.

Another big buyer on the day was Rodney Kent’s Kurrajong Stud at Delungra, purchasing W151002 for $16,000, PB150129 for $6,000 and PB150400 for $4,000.

Ken & Alex Karsten returned to purchase another Wanganella sire for their Kiawarra Stud at Weethalle, paying $12,000 for W150597. While Greg Andrews from the Hamilton Run Poll Stud at Jamestown, SA went to $15,000 to secure PB150763. First time buyers Mac & John Wallace from Wanganella, NSW paid $8,000 for their Wanganella Sire W150131.

Rams were despatched to buyers in NSW, Victoria and South Australia and there were 15 new breeders who were successful in securing Wanganella and Poll Boonoke genetics at the auction out of the 26 new registrations.

Flock rams are available for private selection and semen orders can be submitted by completing a semen order form, which is available on-line.

  • Haddon Rig purchased three Poll Boonoke rams PB150295 for $8,000, PB150274 for $10,000 and PB150338 for $44,000.
    Pictured with the rams are Stuart Murdoch (Haddon Rig Stud Representative), Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager), George Falkiner (Haddon Rig Stud Principal) and Andy McLean (Haddon Rig Stud Manager)
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Top Priced Poll Boonoke Ram
    Purchased by Haddon Rig for $44,000
    (inclusive of all semen rights)
    Pictured with PB150338 are George Falkiner (Haddon Rig Principal), Colin Bell (AFA Chairman), Andy McLean (Haddon Rig Stud Manager) & Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Photographed with AFA Chairman Colin Bell & Haddon Rig Stud Principal George Falkiner
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Superb Woolled Poll Merino Sire
  • Top priced Wanganella Ram purchased in conjunction by Bunyara Merino Stud, Moculta and North Cowie Merino Stud, Warooka for $22,000.
    Pictured holding W151992 is Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager) while Garry & Joe Murdoch (North Cowie Stud Principals) hold their other Wanganella ram purchase W151259. Absent are Ian & Fiona Koch, Bunyara Stud.
  • Wanganella 151002
    Purchased by Kurrajong Park Stud for $16,000 Kurrajong Park also purchased PB150129 for $6,000 and PB150400 for $4,000.
    Pictured are: John Croake (AWN), Jade Lane (Kurrajong Park Overseer), Rodney & Ron Kent (Kurrajong Park Principals) and Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager).
  • Poll Boonoke150314 & Wanganella 150812 Purchased by Borambil Park Stud for $20,000 and $15,000
    Pictured are Rodger Mathews (Borambil Park Stud Principal) with PB150314 and Angus Munro (AFA Stud Manager) with W150812
  • Wanganella 150597 purchased by the Kiawarra Merino Stud for $12,000
    Pictured with W150597 are Ken Karsten (Kiawarra Stud Principal), Tim McMeekin (Elders), Alex Karsten (Kiawarra) and Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager)
  • Poll Boonoke 150763 purchased for $15,000 by Hamilton Run Poll Stud
    Pictured with PB150763 are Greg Andrews (Hamilton Run Stud Principal) and Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager)
  • Wanganella 150131 purchased by Mac & John Wallace, North Run, Wanganella for $8,000.
    Pictured with W150131 are Mac & John Wallace and Angus Munro.

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE RAM AUCTION 2016 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT BOONOKE

WET WEATHER PLANS IN PLACE – RAMS WILL BE UNDER COVER

Unfortunately you may experience some delays or detours when travelling to Boonoke due to flood waters impacting on roads. You may need to factor some additional travel time into you plans. Information regarding road closures in NSW can be found at https://www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html or for Victoria at http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Access to Boonoke from the Conargo Road is not a problem. Please be aware that the ‘Back Track’ between Wanganella (Cobb Highway) and Conargo is closed.

We have also heard that the road between Lockhart and Urana is closed with traffic being detoured via Narrandera and that there are stop/go sites between Forbes and Narrandera. This information is likely to be continually changing so we suggest contacting the RMS and local Shires for up to date information.

  • ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW, 6 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2016

    Photo courtesy of Brett Tindall, Fairfax Media

    POLL BOONOKE 150026

    PB150026 x PB130028

    FD 18.9 SD 2.8 CV 14.8 CF 99.9

    Overall Meat & Fleece Winner
    - PB150026 also won the equivalent of this class at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show
    - 4 AFA rams in the top 15 of this class (39 entries)
    Reserve Champion March Shorn Poll Merino Ram
    Reserve Champion Medium Wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ram
    2nd Place in the Pairs with Poll Boonoke 150126 (who placed 3rd in the Meat & Fleece Class)

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE RAM AUCTION 2016 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT BOONOKE

100 Wanganella & 100 Poll Boonoke 2015 drop rams will be auctioned at ‘Boonoke’, Conargo on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30 am and the auction will commence at 1.00 pm. An inspection of the auction rams prior to the day can be arranged by contacting one of the AFA Stud Team. An easy print version of the 2016 Wanganella & Poll Boonoke Auction Catalogue is available for download here. Private selections of grade rams ($900+GST and $650+GST) are available by appointment, please contact one of the Stud team to discuss your requirements.

  • AFA AUCTION LOT 1 WANGANELLA 151992

    Sire: Wanganella General

    Perfomance Measurarements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18th August 2016

    FD: 17.9 SD: 2.5 CV: 14.0 CF: 100.0
    BWt(kg): 104.5 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 160 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 160 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.4
    YCFW: 26.1 Top 5% of analysis
    YWT: 5.5
    YEMD: 0.3
    YFAT: -0.1

    Download Wanganella 151992
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 2 Wanganella 150098

    Sire: Wanganella 100019

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2016

    FD: 18.6 SD: 3.2 CV: 17.2 CF: 99.7
    BWt(kg): 106.0 EMD: 39 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 151 Top 10% of analysis
    DP+: 155 Top 10% of analysis
    YFD: -1.4
    YCFW: 21.3 Top 10% of analysis
    YWT: 5.0
    YEMD: 0.5
    YFAT: -0.1

    Download Wanganella 150098
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 3 Wanganella 151259

    Sire: Spl Mdn

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2016

    FD: 20.1 SD: 3.0 CV: 14.9 CF: 99.5
    BWt(kg): 112.5 EMD: 39 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 159 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 161 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -0.9
    YCFW: 27.8 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 6.5
    YEMD: 0.4
    YFAT: 0.1

    Download Wanganella 151259
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 13 Poll Boonoke 150338

    Sire: WP110003

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.1 SD: 2.7 CV: 13.4 CF: 99.8
    BWt(kg): 100.5 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 172 Top 1% of analysis
    DP+: 167 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.1
    YCFW: 32.2 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 5.5
    YEMD: -0.4
    YFAT: -0.4
    Polledness: PP

    Download Poll Boonoke 150338
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 14 Poll Boonoke 150763

    Sire: PB01SYN

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.0 SD: 3.0 CV: 15.0 CF: 99.5
    BWt(kg): 102.0 EMD: 43 Fat: 4.5

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 169 Top 1% of analysis
    DP+: 171 Top 1% of analysis
    YFD: -1.7
    YCFW: 28.7 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 6.7
    YEMD: 0.9
    YFAT: -0.7

    Download Poll Boonoke 150763
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 15 Poll Boonoke 150274

    Sire: WP110003

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.2 SD: 2.8 CV: 13.9 CF: 99.8
    BWt(kg): 109.0 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 164 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 156 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.0
    YCFW: 26.9 Top 5% of analysis
    YWT: 6.9
    YEMD: -1.1
    YFAT: -0.4
    Polledness: PP

    Download Poll Boonoke 150274
  • RABOBANK NATIONAL MERINO SHEEP SHOW, 23 – 25 AUGUST 2016

    Photograph by Wayne Jenkins
    POLL BOONOKE 150026

    PB150026 x PB130028

    FD 18.9 SD 2.8 CV 14.8 CF 99.9

    Landmark/Bayer National March Shorn Ram

    NSW Junior Ram March Shorn

    Champion Medium Poll Ram March Shorn

  • Photograph by Wayne Jenkins
    WANGANELLA 150610

    W150610 x W130750

    FD 18.0 SD 3.0 CV 16.7 CF 99.8

    Reserve Champion Medium Ram March Shorn

  • Photograph by Wayne Jenkins
    WANGANELLA 151776

    W151776 x W GNL

    FD 20.0 SD 2.6 CV 13.0 CF 99.7

    Reserve Champion Strong Ram March Shorn

  • ELDERS RIVERINA RAM OF THE YEAR, 12 AUGUST 2016

    Photograph courtesy of Stephen Burns, The Land

    Making it 4 straight years for the AFA Studs, and continuing his impressive 2016 showing record, Poll Boonoke 150026 was named the Elders Riverina Ram of the Year at the 2016 Elders Riverina Sheep Expo.

    Photographed with PB150026 are Justin Campbell & Angus Munro (AFA), John Roberts (Judge) and Malcolm Hunt & Clyde McKenzie (Elders).

2016 AUCTION RAM PREVIEW - 11 AUGUST 2016

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW, BENDIGO, 15 – 17 JULY 2016

Our highlight of the 2016 Show was PB150026 being awarded the Champion March Shorn Australian Merino All Purpose ribbon. We have won individual All Purpose classes with various rams in the past, including three this year, but this was our first overall Champion result. The Australian Merino All Purpose classes are judged by both a meat sheep judge and a wool judge, making this a very commercially targeted competition. Overall, the best results of putting our leading rams up for comparison against the Merino industry at Bendigo were as follows.

  • Photograph by Wayne Jenkins

    POLL BOONOKE 150026

    PB150026 x PB130028

    FD 18.9 SD 2.8 CV 14.8 CF 99.9


    Champion March Shorn Australian Merino All Purpose Ram

    • 1st in the Two Tooth Soft Bold Australian Merino March Shorn Ram 60’s and Broader class
    • 16 individual class winners compete for the overall Champion ribbon

    Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram of the Show

    • Defeated Wanganella 150610 for this ribbon

    Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram

    • Defeated the Champion August Shorn Medium Wool Poll Ram (12 months older and in full
    wool) to win this ribbon

    Champion March Shorn Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram

    Junior Champion Medium Wool Ram

    Reserve Champion March Shorn Merino Ram
  • Photograph by Wayne Jenkins

    WANGANELLA 150610

    W150610 x W130750

    FD 18.0 SD 3.0 CV 16.7 CF 99.8


    Champion Medium Wool Merino Ram

    • Defeated the Champion August Shorn Medium Wool Ram (12 months older and in full
    wool) to win this ribbon

    Champion March Shorn Medium Wool Merino Ram

    • A Wanganella ram has been awarded this ribbon 5 times in the last 6 years

    Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram

    • Defeated the Champion August Shorn Medium Wool Poll Ram (12 months older and in full
    wool) to win this ribbon


    Poll Boonoke 150126

    1st in the Two Tooth Medium Australian Merino all Purpose March Shorn Ram class.
    3rd in the Two Tooth Medium Wool Poll Ram class (won by PB150026, 43 entries in class).

    Wanganella 150400

    1st in the Lamb’s Teeth Medium Australian Merino All Purpose March Shorn Ram class

    Australian Fleece Competition

    Champion Strong Fleece - 22.1 Micron & Broader

  • Photograph by Wayne Jenkins

    WANGANELLA 150931

    W150931 x EM090137

    FD 19.0 SD 3.0 CV 15.8 CF 99.7

    Photographed with Forbes Murdoch, Martin & Carlos Moralejo and Angus Munro


    Purchased by the Tecka Merino Stud, Patagonia, Argentina for $25,000 after Stud
    Manager Carlos Moralejo and his son Martin inspected W150931 at our Bendigo
    display. Tecka have been regular purchasers of Wanganella genetics since 2006.

POLL BOONOKE RAMS TO BE OFFERED AT HAMILTON SHEEPVENTION

A pen of five Poll Boonoke rams will be offered in the Hamilton Ram Sale to be conducted on Tuesday 2 August 2016, commencing at 10 am in the Ram Sale Pavilion at the Hamilton Showgrounds.



PB 150789 PB 150018 PB 150464 PB 150723 PB 151090
x PB 01 Syn x PB 130028 x JCS 120102 x PB 01 Syn x PB Gnl
FD 18.8 SD 2.8 FD 19.9 SD 2.9 FD 19.3 SD 2.4 FD 20.4 SD 2.6 FD 18.8 SD 3.2
CV 14.9 CF 99.8 CV 14.6 CF 99.9 CV 12.4 CF 99.8 CV 12.7 CF 99.8 CV 17.0 CF 99.9
SF 17.5 SF 18.4 SF 17.6 SF 18.7 SF 17.7

The Hamilton Sale Team will be on display at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show or on an on-property inspection can be arranged by contacting Angus Munro.

100 WANGANELLA & 100 POLL BOONOKE

2015 Drop Rams to offered in on-property auction on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at the Boonoke Ramshed.
Inspection from 9.30 am. Auction at 1.00 pm.
Auction catalogue available online in September including ASBVs.

Contact Angus Munro or Justin Campbell to arrange auction ram inspection.

HAY MERINO SHEEP SHOW – 18 JUNE 2016

  • Poll Boonoke 150026

    Riverina Wool Australia
    Best In State Hogget Ram - NSW

    x Poll Boonoke 130028

    FD 18.9 SD 2.8 CV 14.8 CF 99.9

    Won by the Poll Boonoke Stud in 2014
    and 2015, it was exciting to be a final
    three contender in the Riverina Wool
    Australian Champion Hogget Ram class at
    the 2016 Hay Sheep Show, with Poll Boonoke
    150026 the Best in State Hogget Ram for NSW.

    Wanganella and Poll Boonoke had 2 rams
    each in the initial line up of 44 rams
    of the highly competitive Riverina Wool
    Australian Champion Hogget Ram competition.
    The 2 Wanganella rams and 1 Poll Boonoke ram
    made it through the first cut back to 15 rams
    and then W150610 and PB150026 remained in the
    final 6 line up.

    Poll Boonoke 150026 was sired by Poll Boonoke
    130028, the 2014 Riverina Ram of the Year.

    Congratulations to the Hay Sheep Show Committee
    on the continued success and development of the Hay
    Sheep Show and thank you to Riverina Wool for
    their generous sponsorship of the Champion Hogget
    Ram competition.

    Photograph by Annabel Lugsdin, www.belsruralphotography.com