Fast Track Genetics for Wool & Meat

Ram Sale Catalogue 2020 now available

Petali Full Ram Sale Catalogue 2020 (4MB)

Petali Poll Merinos on Sheep Genetics

Petali White Suffolks on Sheep Genetics


Premiums for non-mulesed

“Imagine having merinos that do not require mulesing, saving time and stress” said Petali Stud principal Martin Oppenheimer.

“Then you receive price premiums for the fine merino fibre they produce. Imagine having sheep that are resistant to worms and blowflies and imagine having more cash-flow because you can shear them more often. More lambs to sell also.”

All these things are possible, according to Martin whose Walcha based studs are using the latest breeding methods to breed productive sheep that are easier to manage.

“In the Poll Merinos the important traits are: early growth, moderate to high fleece weight, more fat and more muscle, less breech wrinkle and more worm resistance,” he said. “Merinos can have plain bodies with less wrinkle and still be heavy cutting sheep.”

Country Leader, 13.1.20

Increasing Genetic Gain using Ram Lambs

Using ram lambs is allowing the Oppenheimer family to accelerate genetic improvement in their Poll Merino commercial flock at Petali, Walcha … Read more

Ruth Schwager, The Land, 11.1.19

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Petali Poll Merino 150697

Balanced Production, PP, Worm Resistant, Modern Merino

Poll Merino Ram Sale 2017 Martin Oppenheimer; David Gowing, Glenleigh; David Hallam, Jemalong Wool; Tom Henry, Elders (Top Price $7,000) Photo: The Land

Martin Oppenheimer holding Petali Poll Merino 150697 at the 2017 Petali Ram Sale; David Gowing, Tamworth; David Hallam, Jemalong Wool; Tom Henry, Elders Walcha

150697 makes Top 50 All Time Lists in 4 Indexes:

DP+   Rank 30 out of 742 Sires

MP+  Rank 24 out of 875 Sires

FP+    Rank 21 out of 719 Sires

WP+  Rank 24 out of 878 Sires

Petali Poll 150697, Sheep Genetics









2019 Sale results:

White Suffolks

Rams: Av $827  Top $1100

Poll Merinos

Rams: Av $2047  Top $4000


Poll Merino
Flock 60 1279

White Suffolk
Flock 23 0753

OJD Monitored Negative 3

Accredited Brucellosis Free

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