The merino stud for the modern merino breeder
Merino Rams for Sale
Special Longreach Ram Sale
The sale was a great success, with 100% clearance and an average of $1,240!
Many thanks to all involved, particularly to LRW Rural, AWN and Farmgate Auctions for facillitating, and auctioneer Tom Boyle from TopX.
Also thanks to the Longreach Show Society for the venue, Branch Cafe for catering and Kinnon & Co for a wonderful evening on their paddle wheeler the night before.
New season rams
Our new season rams will be available October 5th (Straight after the Qld October long weekend
We are a family business that has been operating in the Goondiwindi district over 100 years. We bought the entire draft of 1600 pregnant stud ewes and stud sires at the first stage Well Gully Poll Merino dispersal sale. Errol Brumpton has now dispersed the remainder of his sheep, but we continue to breed the Well Gully rams here at Rissmerino.
The modern merino breeder wants:
Super soft, white wool
We are passionate about wool! It is such an amazing and versatile fibre and there is so much beauty in a bright white, soft and deeply crimping wool.
Fast growing surplus lambs
High fertility & good early growth have wonderful compounding effects. More lambs allows more selection pressure and greater genetic gains. Meanwhile, the fast early growth means a quick turnaround of the culls as stores or fat lambs!
Mulesing has been a hot debate for decades, but it doesn't need to be an issue. With the genetics available today, it is possible to stop mulesing within 2 generations with the right combination of traits.
Easy to manage sheep
White, free growing wool is resistant to fly strike. It is also very possible to breed for worm resistant sheep.
Drought hardy sheep
We want the sheep to work for us, rather than having to work to keep sheep alive! They need to lay on fat in the good times to carry them through the bad times.
Comprehensive Data Collection
In addition to the visual traits, it is important to look "under the hood" by collecting data and ASBV's for all our sheep.
Check us out
Browse our website and get in contact with us to see if our rams are for you.
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