Aims of the Stud

To produce the highest production per head of fleece wool on a big framed very easily managed typical Corriedale sheep, free of fly strike and lambing problems. The wool is to be well marked, white , soft handling, long stapled fleece in the 27-28 micron range with a yield of approximately 75% . To this end, we have used every possible avenue, to assist us in our breeding program. Naturally a very heavy emphasis is placed on visual appraisal and experience assisted by detailed records and objective measurement of wool. In 1962 in addition to our normal records on all sheep of fleece weight, wool type, lambs dropped and comments, etc we began objective testing of all the rams used within the stud for micron, yield, clean fleece weight and staple length. Before Dr. Lipson retired from Deakin University we were testing and selecting rams for the stud that were not subject to fly strike and learning to correlate the visual indications of his research and testing. This Stud has been able to maintain its position as one of the leading Studs in the breed by the use of-

Full use of objective measurement since the 1960’s Expert visual appraisal Detailed records computerised since 1970’s Careful introduction of other bloodlines.

This work went on for a number of years, and resulted in almost non existent body strike in our flock in the bad season of 85/86. In 1978 we put our records on computer, first at Deakin University. Now comprehensive records of all sheep in the stud are kept available through computer media. The early instigation of these and other steps have allowed us to gain experience by fully utilising these extra records and objective measurement to advantage. To achieve these aims, heavy emphasis is placed on visual appraisal and experience assisted by detailed records and objective measurement of wool together with the experience gained through 61 years and three generations of breeding Stud Corriedale Sheep.

OBJETIVOS  DEL CRIADERO.

Producir la más alta producción de lana vellon por cabeza , en un cuerpo grande, fácil de manejar, típico de la oveja Corriedale, libre del ataque de las moscas y otros problemas de las ovejas. La lana debe ser bién  marcada, blanca, suave al tacto, largo del vellón dentro de la gama de 27-28 micrones con un 75% aproximadamente de fibra limpia. Hasta este momento hemos usado todas las vías posibles  que puedan ayudarnos en nuestro programa de reproducción. Naturalmente un fuerte énfasis está puesto en la evaluación visual y experiencia ayudada por detallados antecedentes y medidas objetivas de la lana.