South Australian rams brought to Agfest
Posted by Peppe-Jo Paramour
Posted May 04, 2017
"Our clients keep coming back and they are really happy with the results they're getting from our rams".
Peta Kellock and her husband visit Agfest every year to showcase their South Australian based rams.
They have been selling rams down to Tasmania for the last 4 years to further promote their livestock. They are using Sheep Genetics Australia to calculate Australian Sheep Breeding Values, enhancing growth rates and meat traits.
The rams have a dual purpose, being wool based aswell as being good meaty sheep due to their large frames.
"It is certainly successful when we bring them down here," said Mrs Kellock, adding that, "our clients keep coming back and they are really happy with the results they're getting from our rams."
The Kellock's sheer every 6 months and said alot of clients who are purchasing are looking for rams that they can move their sheering to increase staple length to hopefully shear more often.
The three rams pictured were puchased by Tasmanians at the Kellock's ram sale September last year. They have been in Tassie since then so the Kellocks were able to use them as a display to promote their livestock.
"They are paddock run, so they've just been out with the ewes. They've just come here for a few days and then they will go back. Hopefully the ewes are out making lambs" said Mrs Kellock.