Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

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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Stanley Vale in Pictures

Stanley Vale in Pictures
At Stanley Vale we often have a couple of UNE students helping out in busy periods. Recently Kelly Taylor has got behind the lens and captured some shots of Stanley Vale in November. Amazingly she managed to get Tim in front of the camera!   ...
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Main Shearing @ Stanley Vale 2016

August rolling around not only signals the end of winter it also means it's time for the main shearing.Shearing was a family affair with siblings Amanda and Karl shearing alongside their Dad, Phil. Now in his early 60s Phil still does 60 sheep a run so it's clear where Amanda and Karl inherited their talent from! The family affair continued w...
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Boost flock productivity with Bred Well Fed Well

29 April 2016

Buying a new ram is one of the most important decisions a sheep producer makes, as it impacts on potential operational efficiency for years.

The highly successful Bred Well Fed Well (BWFW) workshops are on again ahead of this year’s spring ram sales, to give producers additional knowledge, skills and tools to determine the traits they want to improve the productivity and profitability of their flocks.

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Weighing up the options

18 March 2016

Knowing critical mating weights and assessing body condition score – why are these skills so important?

At the ReproActive workshop in southern Victoria on Wednesday, cattle researcher Dr John Webb Ware, of the Mackinnon Project, explained why and showed producers how they could improve their herds’ reproductive success by using these simple measurements.

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Autumn Crutching 2016

Autumn Crutching 2016
​We have spent this week in the woolshed giving some of our ewes (& wethers) a haircut (otherwise known as crutching).Our shearing team is getting through about 1500 sheep a day depsite the unseasonably warm weather we've been having.Below are some of the sheep waiting their turn in the yards this morning.This year's crutching team of 3 in...
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2016 Stanley Vale On-Property Sale

​Our annual on-property sale is fast approaching so it's time to share a little bit more information about the sires whose progeny appear in our 2016 Sale Catalogue. Our breeding goal is to increase fleece weights and body weights while maintaining the traditional wool style and micron sought by the Italian Spinners market. As such in recent y...
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2016 New England Merino Field Days @ Stanley Vale

2016 New England Merino Field Days @ Stanley Vale
Things are getting pretty busy around here as we gear up for the 2016 Field Days. The New England Merino Field Days are held every two years in the New England. Over two days, Merino studs of the New England open up their woolsheds to visitors from near and far. Stanley Vale will be open on Friday 15th January from 11am until 5pm. We...
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Stanley Vale Merino Stud Live ASBV Values

Stanley Vale Merino Stud Live ASBV Values
Australian Sheep Breeding Values are now available directly from our website - live. Please check these out and feel free to leave us any comments or questions you may have. Click HERE for more information!
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