2017 On-PropertyRam Sale

Saturday 28th January 2017 at 1.00pm. Rams can be inspected from 10am.

The 2017 year was extremely challenging as we missed our summer rainfall and fed stock from March through to October. It continues to be extremely dry in the east and we ended 2016 with an annual rainfall deficit of approximately 200mm. The difficult seasonal conditions impacted on our CVs and SDs which were much higher than normal so the 2017 sale team has been re-tested for FD, FDCV and SD.

All the rams in the sale team were re-tested on the 9th January and the avg FD was 16.7u with avg Standard Deviation (SD) of 2.6 and average FDCV of 15.9.

The rams are looking very good and are extremely good for their all-round traits and their ability to breed high quality progeny.

2017 On-PropertyRam Sale
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Profitability in wool growing can come in many forms. It can come by increasing fleece weight or by decreasing micron or by increasing body weight in order to sell surplus sheep for more money. Breeding high numbers of tops in your breeding program can also impact on profitability. Most people try to improve all these profitability parameters.

We at Karori aim to increase our profitability by not only improving these profit drivers but also by producing a superior fibre that can make exceptional garments for the discerning consumer.

The dream of every woolgrower is for processors to recognise the superior fibre characteristics of the wool they produce and to understand how this wool can make superior garments that can bring a premium price for both the woolgrower and the retailer. Some processors are beginning to recognise that the “blending” of wools in the past to meet a minimum specification has not served the superfine industry well and they are prepared to pay a premium for top quality wool. A 10% increase in price will create more profit for your business than all the genetic gain that has been achieved over the last 10 years.