Melrose has always taken great strides in the pursuit of balanced breeding. Melrose stock have been shown many times to have visual balance and appeal in the show ring and tested for decades to deliver performance, in traits profitable to fine wool flocks.
In 2019, Melrose has had an excellent show and sale season, winning major awards, like Junior Champion Superfine ram at Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo.
Melrose also sold a poll ram at Bendigo for $8000 to Wattlebank Merino Stud, a record price for a Melrose ram.
Last October at the Melrose on property auction 52 rams were offered, selling to a top price of $5800 for a 17.5 micron poll ram at lot 17 to Dean Cameron, Noremac.
The on property sale rams averaged $2100.
This year Melrose are offering an exceptional line up of 30 horn and 30 poll rams at the on-property sale to be held on Wednesday October 9.
Breeding balanced sheep at Melrose revolves around utilising all tools available; independent outside opinion and advice from renowned sheep classers, using ASBV's and indexing in a considered approach to aid in classing ewes and selecting sires for breeding.
Over the past four years Melrose has had an average annual index gain of 5.7, a rate achieved by only a few studs.
All Melrose rams are sold with Merinoselect ASBV's as well as raw data, so clients can buy without having to guess how the animal and its progeny will perform.
Melrose has three sires in the top ten on Merinoselect Superfine type FP+ index.
The stud's wool and the wool produced by clients is always in demand from buyers with many sale top prices and clip awards.
Congratulations to Lariggan Pastoral Co, Noremac Partnership, Waters Family, Glen Miller and Ashley and Katrina MacErvale on achieving sale toping prices with their wool at recent sales.
The Melrose breeding philosophy is a balance of technology and tried and true methods of breeding sheep.
This balanced approach achieves measured improvements with animals that will breed predictably, profitably and true to type, every time.