Petali Full Ram Sale Catalogue 2020 (4MB)
Petali Poll Merinos on Sheep Genetics
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“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
Using ram lambs is allowing the Oppenheimer family to accelerate genetic improvement in their Poll Merino commercial flock at Petali, Walcha … Read more
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Martin Oppenheimer holding Petali Poll Merino 150697 at the 2017 Petali Ram Sale; David Gowing, Tamworth; David Hallam, Jemalong Wool; Tom Henry, Elders Walcha
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