High quality the top priority at Gray Glen

The 2016 sale saw rams sell quickly due to their impressive traits offering a higher profit margin through quick growth and ease of birthing.
The 2016 sale saw rams sell quickly due to their impressive traits offering a higher profit margin through quick growth and ease of birthing.

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This on-property sale at Glen Park Gooloogong is not one to be missed – Gray Glen White Suffolk Ram Sale August 30.

Robert and Paula Gray’s rams are noted to be some of the best rams in the region. Outstanding results meant 2016 rams were all sold very quickly, don’t miss out this year.

“Exceptional estimated breeding values in all traits especially high eye muscle means the eating quality is what our producers are looking for,” stud principal Robert Gray said. 

There are other traits that are very important to the breeding program.

Ease of birthing is recorded for every ewe as this trait is vital for survival of both ewe and lambs. Multiple births survival rates are also a high priority and as the White Suffolk is known for its fertility and mothering ability - these traits make it easier at selection time.

“We record birth weights and post weaning weights to enhance the breeding values of each lamb so that our breeding ewes are as important as our sires,” Mr Gray said. 

The Sheep Industry is vibrant and the demand for high quality rams is crucial to your prime lamb enterprise.

As Gray Glen’s livestock agent says “goods Rams are a good investment for lamb producers, if you want to get the top lamb prices we are today.”

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Gray Glen’s clients are impressed with the rams –because they are true White Suffolk sound structure with high EBV. They express the ease of birthing across their flocks, fertility with high survival rate making lambing less stressful for both ewe and lamb. For the producer the White Suffolk’s quick growing ability with good management practices is a higher profit margin.

“It is pleasing to hear the client’s comments on the quality of our rams as each ram is loaded onto their utes after the sale,” Mr Gray said. 

“A true reflection on the pride we have in our breeding program.”

Selecting and buying the right sires with both structure, EBV and temperament is the pinnacle of Gray Glen’s breeding program. To ensure high quality all rams are checked by a vet before the annual sale. 

“We source our rams from Victoria looking for the best as our dam breeding figures are outstanding – with the right sires we can produce the genetics for the ideal prime lamb,” Mr Gray said. 

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