RAMS FOR LAMBS: Outstanding traits on offer at Janmac ram sale

Exceptional growth and muscling is evident in these examples of the quality Poll Dorset and White Suffolk rams on offer at this year’s on-property Janmac sale.
Exceptional growth and muscling is evident in these examples of the quality Poll Dorset and White Suffolk rams on offer at this year’s on-property Janmac sale.

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While the Hausler family of Janmac Poll Dorsets and White Suffolk, Goroke has been selling large and even drafts of rams to clients in western Victoria and the south east of SA for a long time, it is their achievements in the past few years that has come under wider notice.

They again had another total clearance of the 184 rams at their annual sale last October. Stock agents have described the highly productive and functional Janmac rams as: “Durable rams with the genetic potential to turn grass into top end dollars.”

The increased demand for their rams has been built around the quality they have been producing. Janmac has always been striving for excellence with strict selection criteria for balance, structure, conformation, fertility and performance, especially growth rate and muscling.  These traits will be clearly evident in this year’s offering on Wednesday, October 3, on-property at Goroke.

Janmac’s willingness to invest in the right genetics to achieve their objective makes the difference. A substantial lift was achieved in their Poll Dorset flock when Janmac combined with the Rowett family in SA to purchase Kurralea 110011 in 2012 for a then Poll Dorset breed record price of $28,000. 

Newbold 120065, an elite performance ram on Lambplan followed with his first progeny sold in 2015. Kentish Downs 130291 was purchased for the top price at their 2014 sale to follow on with that lift in consistent quality by going over the outstanding daughters of the other two rams. In 2016 they purchased the Poll Dorset ram Kurralea 150036 Tw for the $13,000 top price at the Kurralea sale to follow these rams. Eighty-seven ewes were scanned in lamb to him with his first lambs being “exceptional” according to Grant Hausler. Those first progeny will be on offer this year. Grant and Bryce Hausler apply the same breeding principles to their more recent and smaller White Suffolk stud, catering for lamb producers who favour this breeding option.

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