Ridgway Advance Poll Merinos 2019 On Property Ram Sale – Aug 14th
David & Karen invite you to the Ridgway Advance Annual Ram Sale in Bordertown, SA on Wednesday August 14th .
Morning tea and Ram Inspection begins at 9.30 with sale starting at 1pm.
Balanced Approach at Ridgway Advance
Conformation of the long term balanced approach in the Ridgway Advance breed is demonstrated in the 2017 SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial.
Results were outstanding with RA 103 leading all the ‘important traits’, including YWT, YEMD, Yfat, YCFW and the highest percentage of tops when classed.
David, Karen and Devon Ridgway believe that understanding the capabilities of the merino and taking a balanced approach is the key to long-term profitable and predictable breeding.
At Ridgway Advance the strategy is to maximize production of quality fibre and meat, whilst always focusing on the number one profit drive, reproduction.
A Poll Merino ram bred by Ridgway Advance stud, Bordertown, was the top performer in the first year of the SA Merino Sire Evaluation trial at Keyneton Station.
In the final report of the 2017-drop hoggets released December 18, Ridgway Advance 150103 was the highest-ranking sire across three Sheep Genetics indexes, from 16 rams. It had a Dual Purpose Plus index of +136, Wool Production Plus of +130 and Merino Production Plus of +123.
Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association executive officer, Ben Swain said “it is fairly uncommon for one ram to excel in both wool and carcase traits in a trial, as well as having the highest percentage of progeny visually classed as ‘tops’ of all 16 sires.”
This Trial clearly identified the ‘dual-purpose’ capabilities of the Ridgway Advance genetics. With properly planned joining programs and pedigree selection the Ridgway Advance stud has created a poll merino that breeds predictable and of an even type.
A key component of the Advance Merino is their plain supple and highly productive skin that allows for a robust animal with great carcass attributes to produce long, elite, soft white wool.
The home base of the Ridgway Advance Poll Merino Stud is in the Senior area, 32 km north of Bordertown in South Australia’s South East.
Due to the Ridgway Advance breeding strategies, the depth and pedigree of the 300 sale rams are of the highest quality for a budget that would suit most serious merino producers, particularly in lieu of what’s happening in the industry with a high wool market, in tandem with good meat prices.
Enquiries always welcome
David & Karen Ridgway
Phone: 08 87542028
Mobile: 0409 408 263 / 042 8754 202