Mathew & Cherie Coddington
“Glenwood” 39R Dilladerry Road
Dubbo NSW 2830 Australia


  • 17th Sept Roseville Park On-Property Sale

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Yesterday’s Ram sale was a massive success.
Merinos 99/99 sold to a top of $26,000 for lot 20 to Rockford Merinos Bothwell Tas. To average $3085.
111/111 sold to a top of $12,000 for lot 12 to Yarrawonga Merinos Harden NSW. To average $2936.
Overall 210/210 sold to average $3009
A big thanks to all buyers and underbidders
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Roseville Park Merino & Poll Merino Ram sale today, 39R Dilladerry Rd Dubbo NSW. We have put an extra 35 rams in our sale and will be offering 210 rams. Sale starts 1 pm and will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bonnnie from Elders Dubbo modelling the Beach port starter pack valued at over $400 that has been donated by Elders for the highest priced ram buyer at the Roseville Park Merino & Poll Merino Ram sale next Thursday 17th September ... See MoreSee Less

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Weaning our “Optimus Prime” family Poll Merino lambs this week born mid-May through to the end of June. Averaged 38.5kg with a top weight of 53kg. That’s 473 grams/ day for 112 days on the top weight. At an average age of 98 days age for the drop and an average body weight of 38.5 kg that’s an average daily weight gain of 393 grams per day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Client Story-
Wool cut is king at Wardlaw's
Wool man, David Wardlaw, Avoca,Victoria runs a self-replacing flock of 2700 Merino sheep with wife Sally. The flock is based on Roseville Park rams.
David and Sally Wardlaw aim to produce 100 bales of wool a year from their self-replacing Merino flock.
But the search for wool cut per head hasn't affected the size and finishing capacity of the Wardlaws' flock.
While being able to produce 100 bales of 17 to 19-micron wool, the flock's wether portion recently topped the prime sheep market at Ballarat with a pen of 126 at $290 a head, to average $264 for 233 sheep.
Mr Wardlaw, a fourth-generation farmer, said the price was the highest the family had ever received.
"I didn't think they were that big in the paddock, but when we loaded them on the truck I was surprised how big they really were," he said.
He said the main criteria for any decisions, whether that be genetics, flock size or nutrition, was the impact on wool cut.
"We hunt for the wool cut, we don't go for plain-bodied sheep," he said.
As well as David and wife Sally, their son Noah and David's father Bill also helps out.
The family has "always stuck with the Merino", Mr Wardlaw said.
"I don't think you can go past a Merino," he said.
"The lamb prices sound good when you're selling them, but then you have to go out and buy ewes each year."
The flock had switched from their previous flock to Roseville Park several years ago.
"I think they are bigger sheep, easy maintenance and have no wool faults, with no fleece rot or dermatitis issues," he said.
He buys four rams each year to keep numbers up.
Roseville Park always had a range of rams available to suit everyone.
He said they bid on the top of the line rams.
"I thought if I'm going to do it, I'd do it properly," he said.
He looks for rams with size, a clean face and a bit of neck, without being extreme and heavy fleece weights".
"Open and free-growing wool sheep go well in this country."
Mr Wardlaw said the farm comprised 445 hectares in numerous blocks, plus an additional leased area of 264ha.
"From the river flats to the foot of the Pyrenees," he said.
Today the flock comprises 2700 Merinos, including 1400 ewes.
He joins 450 to terminal sires - White Suffolks - and 950 to Merino sires.
The wethers were normally retained until four-years-old as wool-cutters.
The mob sold recently was the second draft of wethers sold this year.
"That's the beauty of a self-replacing flock, when the numbers build up you just offload them," he said.
The adult sheep normally cut between seven and eight kilograms of wool each year.
Mr Wardlaw said the flock's average micron on the young sheep was 17 and up to 19 on the grown sheep across both ewes and wethers.
He used contractors, a full shed team, for shearing for the first time this year.
The shift to contractors meant the shed had to be upgraded to cover all occupational and health and safety requirements.
The maiden Merino ewes were first joined to terminal sires before going to Merinos from then on, to maximize the number of lambs born from the Merino sires.
The cull ewes were normally joined to terminal sires and sold at Wycheproof or privately.
This year they were sold un-joined through the Ballarat prime sale pens for $185.
At lambing the ewes were run in mobs of around 60 and fed with barley, mostly bought from Donald Victoria to maximize lamb survival rates. Story written 22/3/20 Alastair Dowie
Courtesy- Stock & Land
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