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AFA Newsletter - 15/07/2017




THANK YOU to all the Buyers and Underbidders, and their Advisers, for your support at our very successful 2017 Ram Auction. Thank you to everybody in attendance on the day, we appreciate your interest in our genetics and the assistance that many provided in making the day a success.



Spirited bidding took Lot 1 Poll Boonoke 160540, the 2017 Riverina Ram of the Year and 2017 NSW Junior Ram, to $46,000 before he was knocked down to Nigel & Brett Kerrin of the Kerrin Poll Stud at Yeoval. Initially identifying PB160540 as an exceptionally well muscled ram with a great fleece, it was PB160540’s ASBVs that confirmed he was a sire compatible with the Kerrin Poll Stud’s breeding objectives of growth, fleece weight and fertility.

Ten of the fifteen shedded Poll Boonoke rams were secured by stud breeding operations in NSW, Queensland and South Australia. Haddon Rig returned to purchase three Poll Boonoke rams, paying to a top of $25,000 for PB160810. Ryan & Sarah Kluska’s Kiandra Stud operating in conjunction with the Ridgway Advance Stud at Bordertown, SA, and represented by Michael Elmes, SmartStock, purchased Poll Boonoke 161923 for $24,000. Russell Jones went to $18,000 for PB161970 for his Darriwell Stud at Trundle, NSW. Geoff & Bernadette Davidson paid $16,000 for Lot 3, PB161828, for their Moorundie Poll Stud at Keith, SA. Other stud buyers included Old Cobran, Landsdowne, Barcaldine Downs, Woodpark Poll 2 and Hilton Heath.

The top priced Wanganella ram went to return buyer Rodger Matthews of the Borambil Merino Stud at Corowa, NSW who paid $19,000 for Lot 20, W160887. John & James Graham secured Wanganella 160510 for their breeding operation at Morundah, NSW for $16,000. Michael Keatley, Jamestown, SA went to $12,000 to acquire Wanganella 161730. Roger Fiebig added a horn sire to his poll sire purchase for Hilton Heath at Mt Pleasant, SA paying $8,000 for Wanganella 160102. Other Wanganella shedded ram buyers included return buyers Barry Green at Parkes and the Rowling Family at Ungarie, while new buyers from Victoria were Bundoree-Nerrin-Nerrin at Darlington and R & N Kirk at Berrimal.

Volume buyers at the auction were the Finlay Family at Morven, NSW with 14 Poll Boonoke and Wanganella rams, Don McKenzie at Coonamble, NSW with 12 Poll Boonoke rams, the Wadonga Partnership at Nyngan with 12 Poll Boonoke rams and Griffiths Pastoral, also at Nyngan, with their 14 Poll Boonoke rams.

We are very appreciative of the 52 businesses that were successful in purchasing rams from the Wanganella and Poll Boonoke Studs at our auction, we are always heartened when buyers return to purchase their ram requirements from our Studs and are particularly grateful to have had the opportunity to supply 15 new businesses at this year’s auction.

Private ram selections of flock grade rams are available by contacting Angus Munro and semen orders can be submitted on-line.

  • Poll Boonoke 160540
    Purchased by Kerrin Poll Stud, Yeoval, NSW
    for sale top of $46,000
    Pictured with PB160540 are Brett Kerrin, Colin Bell, Nigel Kerrin and Angus Munro
  • Poll Boonoke 160802 and Poll Boonoke 160810
    Purchased by Haddon Rig Poll Stud, Warren, NSW
    Paid $25,000 for PB160810
    Pictured are Andy McLean (Haddon Rig Manager), Angus Munro (AFA Stud Manager), Allex Doidge (AFA Stud Stationhand), Forbes Murdoch (AFA Stud Master) and George Falkiner (Haddon Rig Principal)
  • Poll Boonoke 161923
    Purchased in conjunction by the Kiandra Stud and the Ridgway Advance Stud, Bordertown, SA
    Pictured are Angus Munro and Michael Elmes (SmartStock)
  • Wanganella 160887
    Purchased by the Borambil Stud, Corowa, NSW
    Pictured are Colin Bell, Rodger Matthews (Borambil Principal) and Angus Munro
  • Poll Boonoke 161970
    Purchased by the Darriwell Poll Stud, Trundle, NSW
    Pictured are Angus Munro, Colin Bell and Russell Jones (Darriwell Principal)
  • Poll Boonoke 161828
    Purchased by the Moorundie Poll Stud, Keith, SA
    Pictured are Angus Munro, Geoff Davidson (Moorundie Principal), Forbes Murdoch & Bernadette Davidson (Moorundie Principal)
  • Wanganella 160510
    Purchased by JR Graham Trust, Morundah, NSW
    Pictured are Colin Bell, John Graham, James Graham and Angus Munro
  • Wanganella 163017
    Purchased by R & N Kirk, Berrimal, VIC
    Pictured are Rodney Kirk, Duncan Kirk, Nicola Kirk, Forbes Kirk and Angus Munro
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 1 Poll Boonoke 160540

    Sire: Poll Boonoke 130020

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled 31 May 2017
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2017

    FD: 20.4 SD: 3.1 CV: 15.2 CF: 99.7
    BWt(kg): 122.5 EMD: 40 Fat: 6.5

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2017

    MP+: 182.1 Top 1% of analysis 2016 drop
    DP+: 178.0 Top 5% of analysis 2016 drop
    YFD: -1.3
    YCFW: 35.2 Top 1% of analysis 2016 drop
    YWT: 8.8 Top 10% of analysis 2016 drop
    YEMD: -0.4
    YFAT: -0.5
    Polledness: PH

    Download Poll Boonoke 160540
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 2 Poll Boonoke 161923

    Sire: PB Gen

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled 31 May 2017
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2017

    FD: 20.0 SD: 2.8 CV: 14.0 CF: 99.7
    BWt(kg): 109.5 EMD: 43 Fat: 5.5

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2017

    MP+: 157.1
    DP+: 158.9 Top 10% of analysis 2016 drop
    YFD: -1.0
    YCFW: 25.6 Top 5% of analysis 2016 drop
    YWT: 6.6
    YEMD: 0.6
    YFAT: -0.5
    Polledness: PP

    Download Poll Boonoke 161923
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 16 Wanganella 160510

    Sire: Wanganella 130750

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled 31 May 2017
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2017

    FD: 19.5 SD: 3.3 CV: 16.9 CF: 99.5
    BWt(kg): 110.5 EMD: 37 Fat: 5.5

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2017

    MP+: 182.3 Top 1% of analysis 2016 drop
    DP+: 170.4 Top 5% of analysis 2016 drop
    YFD: -1.5
    YCFW: 38.7 Top 1% of analysis 2016 drop
    YWT: 6.1
    YEMD: -1.4
    YFAT: -0.7

    Download Poll Boonoke 160510
  • AFA AUCTION LOT 17 Wanganella 161730

    Sire: W019 Syn

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled 31 May 2017
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2017

    FD: 19.3 SD: 2.8 CV: 14.5 CF: 99.7
    BWt(kg): 112.5 EMD: 40 Fat: 7.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2017

    MP+: 154.6
    DP+: 155.3
    YFD: -1.1
    YCFW: 26.0 Top 5% of analysis 2016 drop
    YWT: 4.7
    YEMD: 0.3
    YFAT: 0.2

    Download Wanganella 161730

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE RAM AUCTION WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2017

85 Wanganella Rams & 115 Poll Boonoke Rams

Full catalogue details in an easy to print format will be available on this website following the release of the MerinoSelect 21 August 2017 analysis results. (Anticipated by 31 August 2017).

The Auction will commence at the earlier time this year of 12.30 pm on the Boonoke Ramshed's Munro Plot. Rams will be penned ready for inspection by 9.30 am.

Elders & Landmark, Deniliquin will conduct the Auction in conjunction with Elders to be the settling agent. A 2% rebate is available to outside agents introducing potential buyers by 12 August and settling within 7 days. Introductions can be advised to the Deniliquin branch offices of Elders (03 5890 5100) and Landmark (03 5881 1777) or the Boonoke Office (1800 675 729).

This year the Auction will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus, so if you can't make it to Boonoke on 13 September, you will still be able to login and bid on the sale via your smart phone or tablet. You will need to register with AuctionsPlus prior to the sale, which can be completed at http://www.auctionsplus.com.au Contact AuctionsPlus on 02 9262 4222 or info@auctionsplus.com.au for further enquiries.



Please contact the Stud Team if you have any queries re the auction or would like to arrange a pre auction inspection.

2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment - August 2017

Merino Lifetime Productivity Project Within Flock Analysis Site Report - Temora 2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment August 2017

Poll Boonoke 120020 has progeny in the 2016 Drop Merino Lifetime Productivity Project (MLP) at Temora. The recently released 2016 Drop MLP Yearling & Hogget Assessment, August 2017 report indicates that the ewe progeny of PB120020 (identified as number 8) have performed very well for Fleece Weight vs Fibre Diameter as the following extract from report shows:



Further information and results available at http://merinolink.com

NATIONAL MERINO SHOW, DUBBO, 22 - 24 AUGUST 2017

  • WANGANELLA 160801

    W160801 x W140271

    FD 21.2 SD 3.1 CV 14.6 CF 99.4

    Champion Strong Ram March Shorn

  • POLL BOONOKE 160540

    PB160540 x PB130020

    FD 20.4 SD 3.1 CV 15.2 CF 99.7

    TO BE OFFERED LOT 1, AFA AUCTION 13 SEPTEMBER 2017

    2nd Landmark/Bayer National March Shorn Ram NSW Junior Ram March Shorn Champion Strong Wool Poll Ram March Shorn

    Poll Boonoke has shown the NSW Junior Ram March Shorn for 3 consecutive years; 2015 - PB140948, 2016 - PB150026

RIVERINA SHEEP EXPO, DENILIQUIN, 18 AUGUST 2017

  • ELDERS RIVERINA RAM OF THE YEAR 2017

    AFA shows Riverina Ram of the Year for 5th consecutive year.

    POLL BOONOKE 160540

    FD 20.4 SD 3.1 CV 15.2 CF 99.7

    TO BE OFFERED AT AFA AUCTION ~ LOT 1

    Earlier AFA Riverina Ram of the Year Winners
    2011 ~ Poll Boonoke 100072
    2013 ~ Wanganella 120001
    2014 ~ Poll Boonoke 130028
    2015 ~ Poll Boonoke 140948
    2016 ~ Poll Boonoke 150026

2017 SALE RAM REVIEW

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW, BENDIGO, 14 – 16 JULY 2017

  • POLL BOONOKE 160540

    PB160540 x PB130020

    FD 20.4 SD 3.1 CV 15.2 CF 99.7

    RESERVE CHAMPION MARCH SHORN AUSTRALIAN MERINO ALL PURPOSE RAM

    80 entries in the All Purpose classes. AFA have had the Champion or Reserve Champion March Shorn Australian Merino All Purpose Ram 4 of the last 5 years.

  • WANGANELLA 160801

    W160801 x W140271

    FD 21.2 SD 3.1 CV 14.6 CF 99.4

    RESERVE CHAMPION MARCH SHORN STRONG WOOL MERINO RAM

HAMILTON SHEEPVENTION RAM AUCTION LINEUP

Poll Boonoke will again be offering a pen of 5 sale rams at the Hamilton Sheepvention Ram Auction on Tuesday 8 August 2017. Rams available for inspection at Australian Sheep & Wool Show or contract Angus Munro for pre auction inspection.

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EARLIER START TO AUCTION

90 Wanganella and 110 Poll Boonoke 2016 drop rams will be auctioned at Boonoke on Wednesday 13 September 2017. The rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30 am and this year the auction will commence at the earlier time of 12.30 pm.

Auction catalogue available online in September. For pre auction inspection contact Angus Munro.

  • HAY SHEEP SHOW – 17 JUNE 2017

    Wanganella 160801 with Angus Munro, Mark Bazeley (Riverina Wool) and Justin Campbell (Photo courtesy of The Land)

    WANGANELLA 160801 – NSW BEST IN STATE RIVERINA WOOL AUSTRALIA HOGGET RAM COMPETITION


    FD 21.2 SD 3.1 CV 14.6 CF 99.4

    His great grand sire was a National March Shorn Ram at Dubbo. His grand sire was an Elders Riverina Ram of the Year. His sire was the Champion Strong Wool March Shorn Ram at Dubbo.
    Now Wanganella 160801 has led the way for our 2016 drop March Shorn Shedded Rams at their first comparative opportunity for 2017 by winning the Riverina Wool NSW Hogget Ram title at the Hay Sheep Show. W160801 weighed 103.5 kg going into the competition, which had 36 entries in the line up for the Riverina Wool Australia Hogget Ram with 19 being NSW Stud rams, and in the MerinoSelect 22 June 2017 analysis he was a trait leader for YCFW, ranked in the top 1% at 30.9, and the DP Plus and MP Plus Indexes.

    The win by W1608010 replicates the NSW Hogget Ram title that PB150026 won last year with PB140948 and PB130037 winning the Riverina Wool Australia Hogget Ram title in the prior two years.