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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