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Spring shorn ewes top $150 at Eneabba – Farm Weekly 26 Oct 2017

by: KANE CHATFIELD The Wilkinson family, Challara stud, Badgingarra, who previously sold their surplus ewes at the Moora fixtures, was the sale’s volume vendor offering 1329 September shorn Challara blood ewes aged from 1.5 to 5.5-years-old. They topped the sale with a line of 146 4.5yo ewes selling at $150 to Greg Wootton, Primaries Badgingarra, who was representing Lane Farming, Wongan Hills. Read the full article Spring shorn ewes … Continue reading Spring shorn ewes top $150 at Eneabba – Farm Weekly 26 Oct 2017

Six-month shearing cycle pays dividends -Farm Weekly

By MAL GILL HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra. Their Challara Merino stud and commercial hogget lambs, shorn in December, and ewes, shorn in late March, went through the shearing shed again five weeks ago and produced 84 bales of wool sold … Continue reading Six-month shearing cycle pays dividends -Farm Weekly

Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000 – Farm Weekly 14 Sept 2014

Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000

By CATHERINE MILLER $18,000 second top-priced ram to Peter Wilkinson, Challara stud, Badgingarra. NEARLY 100 registered bidders from across Australia converged on the 2017 Classings Classic ram sale at Murray Bridge, South Australia on Monday, with rams selling to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and WA. And the best was saved until last at the multi-vendor ram sale, with a wildcard entry from White River stud, Poochera, South Australia. The … Continue reading Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000 – Farm Weekly 14 Sept 2014

$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