Rams For Better Lambs: New sires to be showcased


Castle Camps will again offer 70 White Suffolk and 70 Border Leicester rams at its annual sale on Friday, September 27.

This year's rams have had to come through yet another tight summer and autumn.

But with a bit of sunshine and the feed starting to grow, they should be looking good by sale day.

This year's sale offering of White Suffolks will see the first rams from their two new sires; Waratah 16/312, who is in the top 5 per cent for both weaning and post-weaning weight, and Ramsay Park 15/371a ram with good length and muscling.

Both these rams have bred very well and will have some excellent rams in this year's sale.

Also represented in this year's sale are the proven sires Anden 15/108, Castle Camps Kuzz 15/26 and Castle Camps 14/17.

Their Border Leicester sale rams this year will have progeny from proven sires Gleneith 15/320 Duenclin Cut Out and Castle Camps 12/347.

It will see the last rams by 12/347 - this well-muscled ram has performed very well for us over many years with almost 300 progeny recorded.

Complementing the line up will be two AI sires; Retallack Earthquake, winner of many champion and interbreed ribbons, and Inverbrackie 16/1041, who is in the top 1 per cent for number of lambs weaned and in the top 10 per cent for post-weaning weight.

Again many of the rams offered will have negative WECs (worm egg counts) a trait considered very important at Castle Camps.

Castle Camps' stud operation is very much run with a commercial focus in mind.

Their stud ewes are run under commercial conditions, with importance placed on sheep with natural doing ability.

They continue to get great feedback for both breeds with their clients getting excellent results with both lambs and their first cross ewes.

This year's sale will be held on the property at 2018 Riddoch Hwy, Keith on Friday, September 27 starting at 11am, with inspections from 9.30am.

Ian and Sue invite you to inspect the rams on sale day or before the sale.

  • Visit www.castlecamps.com.au for an online catalogue (available from early September).
  • Find Castle Camps on Facebook.
  • Give Ian a call on 0438 566 030 to arrange a suitable time for an inspection.
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