$3800 top for Challara on-property sale – Farm Weekly September 14, 2017

Farm Weekly Article on Challara

By COURTNEY WALSH THERE was no shortage of competition in the bidding last week at the Challara Poll Merino stud on-property ram sale at Badgingarra, where prices hit a top of $3800. In fact values were up on all fronts for the stud, with despite one less ram selling under the hammer in comparison to last year, the  top price, gross and average were all … Continue reading $3800 top for Challara on-property sale – Farm Weekly September 14, 2017

Challara leads the Merino ewe evolution – Farm Weekly 24 August 2017

Farm Weekly article Challara

WITH a positive outlook for sheep meat and wool, the opportunity to invest in quality Merinos has never been greater. The evolution of the Merino ewe over the past 15 years has achieved a level of production and ease of management that make the Merino the dam of choice. At the Challara Poll Merino stud, the focus on producing the most productive ewe that is easy to manage … Continue reading Challara leads the Merino ewe evolution – Farm Weekly 24 August 2017

Improvement in the Merino Select figures this year

Prospective buyers will notice an improvement in the Merino Select figures this year.  This is due to the pedigree information is much higher than last year and a few other factors lifting the standard.  Even though it has been a challenging year in many areas in W.A this year, I want to encourage Merino Sheep … Continue reading Improvement in the Merino Select figures this year

Peter Wilkinson Comments in the Farm Weekly -October 2016

AS a dedicated Merino stud breeder, I am concerned about some issues within the wool industry. Firstly, I want to ask the question to all wool producers - why do you breed Merino sheep? And if they are important to your farm business, what type of Merino sheep will make you more money? Are you … Continue reading Peter Wilkinson Comments in the Farm Weekly -October 2016

Challara ram off to Boyup at $2900, By MAL GILL

REPEAT buyers ignored the wet and wild weather and came from as far afield as Boyup Brook, Southern Cross and Northampton for the Challara Poll Merino ram sale at Badgingarra last week. There were also seven new buyers registered on the day and a new client bought 13 top private-selection rams on the Sunday before … Continue reading Challara ram off to Boyup at $2900, By MAL GILL

2015 Challara Ram Sale review, courtesy Farm Weekly

126 Poll Merino ram offered 124 sold Average Price of $1304 Top Price of $3800 31 Merino rams offered 25 sold Average price of $1024 Top price of $2400 Two more rams sold immediately after the sale privately. Even though the average was down over $300 from last year’s outstanding result, there were plenty of … Continue reading 2015 Challara Ram Sale review, courtesy Farm Weekly

Comment from Peter Wilkinson ~ Challara

“Even though the number of people attending the Challara Open Day was quite disappointing & discouraging, the quality of the guest speakers & the information delivered to the attendees was very good. Dr Jim Watts delivered key messages on how the skin biology of the Merino sheep correlates to breeding the right type of wool … Continue reading Comment from Peter Wilkinson ~ Challara

Managing your way to better sheep profit

Farm Weekly Thursday, April 16, 2015 By TAMARA HOOPER THERE will always be areas of, any farming operation that, cannot be measured, economically, but managing, your breeding program to optimise your profit is something every sheep breeder can achieve with the right information available to them. Aiming to bring this information to fellow WA Merino stud and  commercial breeders, Challara Poll Merino stud principals Peter and Emma Wilkinson again … Continue reading Managing your way to better sheep profit

High animal welfare practices when electing to give lambs a small mules

Even though many of our lambs don't need to be mulesed with breeding a plainer bodied animal, we had to make the financial decision to mules again. Challara didn't mules lambs in 2011 & 2012, but the sheep were being discounted by up to $30/head in the saleyards. There was also no premiums made from … Continue reading High animal welfare practices when electing to give lambs a small mules