Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

Improving MSA compliance in Queensland

15 June 2018

With late winter and spring identified as a challenging time for Queensland beef producers targeting Meat Standards Australia (MSA) requirements, here are some timely tips to help improve compliance.

MSA’s 2017 Australian Beef Eating Quality Insights  revealed average non-compliance for Queensland cattle throughout 2015–17 was the highest in August 2015, peaking again around spring in 2016, as a result of high pH (above 5.71).

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Goat prices gain ground

30 May 2018

Goat indicators are on the rise, while slaughter and exports have been tracking below year-ago levels.

Prices
Over-the-hook (OTH) goat indicators, which typically increase over winter as supply tightens, have risen to 508¢/kg carcase weight (cwt) this week, up 24¢ from a fortnight ago. This is the first time the indicators have risen above 500¢/kg cwt since the market found a new level in September 2017. The recent upward trend may be influenced by the eastern states goat slaughter dropping to its lowest point since the beginning of the year, in contrast to 2017, which saw more numbers processed and uneventful price movements.

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A flavour-filled celebration

11 May 2018

Chefs at Beef Aust 2018

Celebrating the diversity of beef, including the 'hidden gems' of the beef carcase, was the focus of MLA’s chefs and butchers at Beef Australia 2018 this week.

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Young Sires Looking for Luuuuurve…..

​Unfortunately none of the Stanley Vale Ram team were successful in their applications for Bachelor in Paradise so Stanley Vale currently has limited 2 tooth rams available for sale. ​Average micron of the 2016 ram drop was 16um with an average greasy fleece weight of 3.2 kg when shorn at 10 months of age. All sale rams have individual fleece meas...
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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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Leading Breeder Videos available online now

The videos from the 2017 Leading Breeder conference held in Melbourne at the start of March are available now.

You can access the presentations via the playlist below. For further information on the Agenda and a copy of the proceedings please click on the following link.

http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Updates/Leading-Breeder/Leading-Breeder-2017

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