Springwater to mark 40 years of breeding at annual stud sale

The Springwaters Poll Dorset stud will offer 180 rams at its annual ram sale on October 4.

The Springwaters Poll Dorset stud will offer 180 rams at its annual ram sale on October 4.

The Springwaters Poll Dorset stud will offer 180 rams at its annual ram sale, held on property at Corcorans Plains, Boorowa on October 4.

The stud is committed to breeding rams with an absolute focus on the profit drivers for their commercial clients.

Early maturity, heavy muscling, consistency and constitution are the primary breeding objectives, and are displayed in the 2019 sale rams.

Springwaters rams are renowned for their high growth rates at an early age, making them ideally suited for sucker production, but maintain market flexibility ensuring producers have options at sale time.

Again in 2019, the flock rams have been finished on grass, without grain supplementation, ensuring purchasers can be confident that the muscling and carcase shape in sale rams will be displayed in the progeny.

The 2019 sale draft features the first progeny of our exciting home bred sire Pocock. The Supreme Prime Lamb Exhibit of the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show, Pocock has passed on his muscling, structure and carcase attributes to his offspring.

Pocock continues to be widely used throughout the poll dorset breed for his unmatched phenotype, combined with the commercial qualities stud producers are aiming to pass on to ram clients.

Popular sires over the last few years will once again be represented in the sale, notably SW310-14, who has sired over 110 rams sold through our last two on property auctions, and Abelene Park Investment, purchased for $24,000 in 2016.

The Supreme Poll Dorset from this years ASWS in Bendigo, Springwaters "Guinness" will be on display. He will be the next elite ram to join our sire team this spring.

The Rowley family supply rams to producers throughout the state.

"We focus on breeding commercial rams," said co-principle Dane Rowley.

"It's nice to come up with a few elite animals, but for us, it's about putting together a line of rams from lot 1 to lot 180.

"We are selling more rams to clients who take a very professional approach to prime lamb production, and they are giving us a lot of feedback that helps us align our breeding program with their bottom line."

2019 represents 40 years of stud breeding for the Rowley family and Springwaters.

"You can't continue to breed stud stock without the support of your clients, the relationships we have built over 40 years are amazing," said Dane.

The Rowley family would welcome both current customers and any producers involved in the prime lamb industry.

The rams will be penned from 10.30am on sale day for a 1pm start and private inspection of both stud and flock rams are welcome prior.