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AFA Newsletter - 15/07/2017

HAY MERINO SHEEP SHOW, 16 JUNE 2018

Poll Boonoke 170341, 170440 and 170759
were successful in winning the
Dual Purpose – Pen of Three Ram Weaners
Ian Lilburne Sheep Classing Trophy

PB170341 PP x PB150026
FD 18.7 SD 2.6 CV 13.9 CF 99.7

PB170440 PP x PB150026
FD 19.0 SD 3..0 CV 15.8 CF 99.7

PB170759 PP x PB150338
FD 18.2 SD 2.8 CV 15.4 CF 99.6

Photographed with the winning trio from left to right are Justin Campbell, Shannon Mitchell, Allex Doidge and Tom Lilburne

Poll Boonoke 160536

PB160536 x PB130020

FD 18.7 SD 2.9 CV 15.5 CF 99.6

1st – Medium Wool, March Shorn Ram, 4 tooth
Champion Medium Wool, March Shorn Ram
Reserve Champion March Shorn Ram

Photographed with Shannon Mitchell

QUEENSLAND STATE SHEEP SHOW, BLACKALL, 4 & 5 MAY 2018

Angus Munro and Tom Lilburne accompanied a display group of Wanganella and Poll Boonoke rams to Blackall for the Queensland State Sheep Show in early May. Held in conjunction with the Blackall Show, Angus Munro was also asked to judge the Show's Flock Ewe Competition so was kept busy with a great line up of 140 sheep from Blackall, Isisford, Tambo and Yaraka. A big effort given Western Queensland's recent seasonal conditions, congratulations to the Organisers and Competitors.

Dominic Mohr, Chief Steward, Blackall Show Flock Ewe Competition and Angus Munro with the impressive line up of entries in the Blackall Show Flock Ewe Competition 2018.


NEW AFA STUD MANAGER

The new AFA Stud Manager, Shannon Mitchell, has hit the ground running with the start of shearing and fleece weighing of the 2017 drop rams coinciding with his first day at AFA. Originally from Hay, Shannon comes to us from the Haddon Rig Stud, where he has been the Overseer for the past 7 years. Shannon brings a practical commercial outlook to the Stud Team; we look forward to the role he will play for the business and to introducing him to our Clients over the coming months. Shannon is replacing Angus Munro, who after 6 years as Stud Manager, is a making a move to the Mendooran district to join his fiancé, Ro Sweeney, on a family property. Fortunately Angus will remain an integral part of the AFA Stud Team; he is taking up a consultancy role as AFA Stud Breeding Manager and will continue to have a very strong connection with the Wanganella and Poll Boonoke Sheep and Clients. Angus will accompany AFA Sheep to Shows and remains a point of contact for the AFA Stud Business. Angus will also be available for additional flock classing work.

Shannon Mitchell ~ 0488 601 603 / smitchell@austfood.com.au

Angus Munro ~ 0437 929 195 / amunro@austfood.com.au

Angus Munro & Shannon Mitchell
Boonoke Woolshed, 9 April 2018


JUSTIN CAMPBELL ATTENDING WORLD MERINO CONFERENCE

Justin Campbell will be attending the 10th World Merino Conference to be held in Uruguay 12 – 13 April 2018. In the lead up to the conference Justin has been part of an Elders Wool Growers Tour group that has toured Argentina before heading to Uruguay to join in with pre conference tour activities.

Visiting Tecka Merino Stud while in Argentina has been a highlight of the tour for Justin. Tecka have sourced genetics from the AFA Studs since 2006 and Justin was able to see their most recent ram purchase, Wanganella 150931, in his new home and inspect the first lambs, including the first from their Poll Boonoke 150026 semen import, as Tecka have also moved into Poll Merino breeding.

Justin Campbell with W150931 and
Tecka Stud Manager Carlos Moralejo
at Estancia Tecka, Patagonia, Argentina,
April 2018.



WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE RAM AUCTION

The Wanganella & Poll Boonoke Ram Auction will be held on WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 at Boonoke, Conargo.