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TAS Country : November 25th 2010
24 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 26, 2010 Advertising feature Macquarie River Field Day Winton Stud reputation still super The Winton Stud continues to produce high quality stud and flock rams for local and interstate wool producers. GENERATIONS of Winton stud masters have been dedicated to breeding a high quality wool flock. Each generation has faced the uncertainties of the wool market and the fickle demands of fashion. The aim of the stud has always been to strive to produce tra- ditional superfine wool long sought after by the wool trade. In today's world pent-up de- mand is now coming from the end consumer eager to know more of the background of the products they buy. Following the in- troduction of objec- tive measurement, there was undue emphasis on selec- tion for micron for years which dis- torted prices and led to other lesser but desirable characteristics be- ing neglected. The ability of tra- ditional Saxon wool to display bulkiness with ex- treme lightness and softness is a trait once again be- ing sought by mills and retailers. This bulkiness is directly re- lated to a combination of crimp structure, frequency and curva- ture along with resistance to com- pression. Saxon wools also display re- markable elasticity allowing fab- rics to achieve and retain an unmatched wrinkle resistance with superb handle and drape. Outstanding brightness also en- ables Saxon wools the ability to readily take dyes and produce exceptional light colours in pastel knitwear. Retail customers are also being educated to these qualities and appreciating the differentiated product sold under brands such as Escorial and Saxon. Joint ventures and partial verti- cal integration also allows Saxon growers to follow their individual clips through to retail creating a sense of ownership but also enabling the retailers a story outlining the ori- gins of their gar- ments to clients. The Winton Stud continues to pro- duce quality stud and flock rams for local and interstate wool producers. Less emphasis on lowering mi- cron has enabled the Winton Stud to select for larger fra- med, heavier cut- ting animals while still retaining an average of 16-18 micron across the flock. Variation of type within distinct family groups also allows flexi- bility within the stud. With increasing cost pressures driving need for productivity the Winton operation has continued to diversify while still retaining its core sheep and wool enterprise. Corriedales descendants of STREANSHALH Corrie- dale Stud was founded in 1908 with the original im- portation of Corriedales to Australia from New Zea- land. Ever since, it has pro- vided both foundation and replacement stock for stud and commercial flocks in Tasmania and the main- land. Great emphasis has al- ways been placed on the production of soft, super style fleeces and also on excellent maternal qualities. Streanshalh Corriedales are extremely prolific. A high proportion of the ewes produce and rear twins. Rams, ewes and fleeces are exhibited with con- siderable success at Camp- bell Town, Bendigo and Longford Shows. Streanshalh Polwarth Stud was founded in 1968 with the purchase of a ram and ewes from the noted Brolga stud near Colac. The objective is to pro- vide rams for the Strean- shalh commercial flock. Accordingly, great em- phasis is placed on practi- cal features such as soft, bulky, super-style fleeces, open faces, good frames and feet and excellent ma- ternal qualities. Streanshalh Polwarths are extremely prolific and one particular bloodline carries a gene that is domi- nant for twinning. The stud is largely bred within itself, being line bred to one outstanding sire from each of Formosa, Poll Beverley, Rockthorpe and Camelford studs. Macquarie River Field Day BREEDERS taking part in this year's inaugural Macquarie River Field Day have invited woolgrowers to inspect the flocks from 10am to 3pm on Friday December 3. All sheep presented have had no major preparation and the day is designed for graziers to inspect all facets of the flock and speak to the stud principals to ascertain their breeding objectives and directions. Breeders hope the day will develop into a standard fixture on the show calendar and that other studs will join in the future. 2033559-101126 Winton Merino Stud Celebrating 175 Years Enquiries to John Taylor - 0417 571 545 - True traditional superfine sheep - Pre potent genetics - Producing wool with established markets - Continuing to focus on the wools with high curvature and resistance to compression Inspection of sheep available at the Macquarie River Field Day Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elders.com.au Murray Best 0419 373 862 email@example.com www.woolnetwork.com.au Damian Meaburn 0419 970 009 firstname.lastname@example.org www.robertsltd.com.au PROUD SPONSORS OF THE MACQUARIE RIVER FIELD DAY 2010
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