Poll Dorset/Merino lamb producer George Pearce of “Merrivale” Kojonup, has won WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month award for November with a line of 167 lambs that averaged $91.98 per head.
George turns off up to 850 prime lambs a year, mostly under contract to WAMMCO.
His line of 167 lambs were processed by WAMMCO at Katanning on November 2, with nearly 70 percent achieving the top $3.20 per kg indexed price on the day for premium category 22- 28 kg, fat score 2 and 3 lamb.
His lambs are produced from Poll Dorset rams bred by his daughter Felicity using genes from Eric and Ron Wright’s ‘Pine Avenue’ stud at Kojonup, and from George’s ‘East Strathglen’ blood, Merino mothers.
The line was turned straight off clover/perennial ryegrass pastures and George was pleased with the weights achieved, in view of the tight seasonal conditions.
He estimated that his returns from lamb in 2004 had averaged nearly $70 per head over about 830 lambs.
A return to the WAMMCO ‘winners’ circle’ as Producer of the Month for June 2019 has confirmed the success of ‘fine tuning to optimise performance’ still ...Read more
The definition of lamb is changing in Australia – from 1 July 2019. The old definition of lamb was ‘A female, castrate or entire male that has 0 permanent incisor teeth’. ...Read more
WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Chairman Craig Heggaton has urged state and federal authorities to investigate reports that overseas investment trusts and companies are banning livestock production on the WA farmland ...Read more
There has been no loss of interest in prime lambs since Darrel and Diane Hudson of Yleena Farm Dowerin became the first Producers of the Month winners for their area ...Read more
The Land Board members who granted young Narrogin farmer Barry Rick one of eight virgin land titles south of Newdegate in 1980 would have been impressed at the time by his ...Read more