Te Ruanui breeds for early dollars

MEATY LINEUP: Te Ruanui sheep stud from Waerenga-o-Kuri complete the ram sale auction season at Matawhero on Friday and Craig and Yvonne Brownlie will have 150 of up for sale. Last year the stud set the high price for the auction season and they lifted their average on the year before. These four in their top pen each sold for $1400 and more. Picture by Murray Robertson

WAERENGA O KURI stud sheep breeders Te Ruanui will put up 150 of their meaty young Poll Dorsets for sale by auction at Matawhero on Friday and as Craig Brownlie put it — “sheep are back.”

“It is time to be positive about sheep again as we see the unbelieveable early money this season for lambs.”

Craig said no other sheep fits the early market like a Poll Dorset.

“With meaty, fast growing lambs that are early maturing, plus the added advantage of the Poll Dorset ram’s ability to get the ewe cycling early in the mating season, we believe they are the ram to pick.”

He and wife Yvonne at Te Ruanui have always focused on fast growing, high yielding sheep that can perform in Gisborne’s toughest environments.

“Another area of focus for us in the last five years, and a substantial growth area, has been the use of our Poll Dorset rams over ewe hoggets.

“The end result being a top quality hogget lamb that can be taken to heavy weights, not a low value undesirable.”

Neville Clark from EJ Gordon Livestock has looked over the lineup and said they looked very good.

“It’s a very even line of rams that have spent their whole lives on the hills.

“They show the focus Craig has put on meaty animals. They look bloody good.”

Te Ruanui will offer 110 Poll Dorset rams and 30 Poll Dorset Texel X in their sale on Friday, which begins at the saleyards at 1 pm.

WAERENGA O KURI stud sheep breeders Te Ruanui will put up 150 of their meaty young Poll Dorsets for sale by auction at Matawhero on Friday and as Craig Brownlie put it — “sheep are back.”

“It is time to be positive about sheep again as we see the unbelieveable early money this season for lambs.”

Craig said no other sheep fits the early market like a Poll Dorset.

“With meaty, fast growing lambs that are early maturing, plus the added advantage of the Poll Dorset ram’s ability to get the ewe cycling early in the mating season, we believe they are the ram to pick.”

He and wife Yvonne at Te Ruanui have always focused on fast growing, high yielding sheep that can perform in Gisborne’s toughest environments.

“Another area of focus for us in the last five years, and a substantial growth area, has been the use of our Poll Dorset rams over ewe hoggets.

“The end result being a top quality hogget lamb that can be taken to heavy weights, not a low value undesirable.”

Neville Clark from EJ Gordon Livestock has looked over the lineup and said they looked very good.

“It’s a very even line of rams that have spent their whole lives on the hills.

“They show the focus Craig has put on meaty animals. They look bloody good.”

Te Ruanui will offer 110 Poll Dorset rams and 30 Poll Dorset Texel X in their sale on Friday, which begins at the saleyards at 1 pm.

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