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- September 27, 2011
SRS® Classic Partners with Humpty Dumpty Foundation to Raise Money for Vital Children’s Medical Equipment
The SRS® Classic Ram Selling Group and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation today announced a partnership to help raise money for the purchase of vital children’s medical equipment for hospitals in the Central West region of NSW.
In making the announcement, President of the SRS® Classic, Norm Smith, said that his group were excited to contribute to such a worthwhile cause.
- September 15, 2011
Record Start to Ram Selling Season for SRS® Studs
SRS® studs across Australia have made a record breaking start to the ram selling season as more commercial producers recognise the significant benefits of these all-purpose sheep in terms of increased profitability, improved fertility and low maintenance.
Founding SRS® stud, Leahcim Poll Merinos, set what is believed to be an Australian on-property Merino sale record, in selling 200 rams for an amazing average of $2988.50. This makes it the first single vendor, on-property Merino sale to gross in excess of $500,000. Six rams from the Snowtown-based stud sold for $10,000 or better, with the top priced ram selling for $22,500.
- August 31, 2011
Queensland and northern NSW sheep graziers will receive timely advice on tackling flystrike ahead of the wet season at an upcoming workshop to be held in Bollon, Qld.
The summer rainfall period traditionally triggers the arrival of flies in their millions, which can pose a health risk for sheep.
The Flystrike Prevention Workshop will be conducted by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) and the SRS Group, with the support of the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and the Leading Sheep program.
- September 09, 2011
Sheep producers will be given the opportunity to inspect elite SRS® Genetics from some of the industry’s best breeders at the SRS® Classic Field Day on Saturday 24 September 2011.
Over 100 leading SRS® Merino and Poll Merino rams will be showcased at the Wellington Showground ahead of the 7th Annual SRS® Classic Ram Sale on Saturday 8 October 2011.
- August 15, 2011
The SRS® Breeding System
SRS® Merino sheep are the result of selecting for low primary fibre diameter and high density plus high length of wool fibres. The breeding system was developed by SRS® Chief Scientist and Breeding Consultant, Dr Jim Watts, a research veterinarian who specializes in skin and fleece biology. It is based on Moore’s pre-papilla cell hypothesis of follicle formation and fibre growth.