Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show Wrap-up

The Lett Family, Conrayn Stud receiving their trophies at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
After a few busy weeks on the farm we managed to escape down to Sydney for the Easter Show. As always it was a fantastic few days catching up with everyone and viewing the sheep.Congratulations to Conrayn Stud on taking out Supreme Exhibit with their March Shorn Superfine Ram and to Nerstane Stud for taking out Supreme Merino Ewe with their March S...
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It never rains but it pours: 2018 New England Field Day Report

Weaning at Stanley Vale, Jan 2018. Before 50mls of rain fell
It never rains but it pours..... by Author At least that's how it felt (both literally & figuratively) when the New England Merino Field Days rolled around again on 12th and 13th January. In the week leading up to field days not only were we busy weaning at Stanley Vale but we also had (a very welcome) 50mls of rain fall during prepara...
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Stanley Vale Xmas Gift Guide

Stanley Vale Xmas Gift Guide
​ With Christmas around the corner we have compiled a handy Xmas gift guide for those hard to buy for friends and family. The Fashionista​ What could possibly appeal to the fashionista more than the opportunity to oversee the design of their own outfit from farm to fabric to fashion? To bring this dream to life a Stanley Vale ram is the perfect Xma...
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Happy 93rd Birthday Kevin.

Happy 93rd Birthday Kevin.
Nothing, not even Thursday being his 93rd birthday, was going to stop Kevin Bower from being in the shed while the weaners were being shorn this week. Tim, Kevin's son, has been known to say: "Dad's never retired, just slowed down a little" From a young age Kevin worked along side his father, Fred, brothers Frank & Jack and ...
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Stanley Vale 2017 Main Shearing

Stanley Vale 2017 Main Shearing
The main shearing at Stanley Vale is always a busy couple of weeks. It's also a very rewarding time as well. Watching the wool come of the sheep and the shed beginning to fill with pressed wool bales represents the fruits of a year's worth of planning, management and caring for our sheep. Shearing is also a great opportunity to look at how the gene...
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Successful Sydney show auction for Stanley Vale

Successful Sydney show auction for Stanley Vale
Although Stanley Vale didn't exhibit sheep or wool at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show we put some wool forward for the auction & headed down to Sydney for a couple of days R&R. Having the wool sale at the showgrounds instead of out at Yenora is a new Easter show tradition and makes for a great atmposhere. The fine hoggets line we put up t...
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Well-grown stud sire seeking female/s. Are ewe the one?

Well-grown stud sire seeking female/s. Are ewe the one?
​With Valentine's Day around the corner we thought we'd catch-up with one of the eligible bachelors currently calling Stanley Vale home. With Tim & Dom both happily married we headed out to the ram paddock to try our luck there. Ned: Woof! Hi there Stan think you could tell us a little bit about yourself? Stan: Well I'm a well-grown Merino ram ...
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Stanley Vale 2017 Sale

Stanley Vale 2017 Sale
​After 1.5mm and a fog overnight the sun shone through before the start of Stanley Vale's Annual On-Property Sale. The top priced ram, a March shorn 4 tooth, sold for $2600 to new client, Ian Green, Greenwood, Yass. The second priced ram, Lot 2, reached $2400 selling to long time clients Don and Robyn Edwards at Muswell Hill, Kentucky. Harglen Past...
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Stanley Vale in Numbers

Stanley Vale in Numbers
​We've crunched the numbers and are proud to share with you our progress towards our breeding goals.Our Breeding GoalOur Breeding Goal is to maintain fibre diameter and increase wool cut and frame size whilst retaining our traditional Italian Spinners wool type.We use a range of tools including visual classing, fleece testing and ASBVs to help...
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Stanley Vale 2017 On-Property Sale

Stanley Vale's On-Property Sale will be on Friday 3rd February.6 Rams aged 28 months and 42 Rams aged 17 months will be on offer alongside ~500 mainly 2012 drop special feature ewes.If you would like a copy of the sale catalogue emailed to you or sent in the mail please give Tim a ring on 0421 704 598 or contact us through the page. Alternativ...
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