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  • 2021 Ram Sale Results

    The Cameron family achieved a total clearance of 100 rams, with top price of $8,000, for an average $2,600 at the on-property ram sale. It was the first time we have catalogued 100 rams and thanks goes to everyone present on the day and via AuctionsPlus for their competitive bidding and support.

    The top-priced ram, YKO 200123, with 18.4 micron wool, a yearling fleece weight of 37.2 (top five percent) and yearling weight value of 8.3 (top 20pc) was bought by Ray Norman, Glenbrook, Illabo who said the ram “fit his index and would be put into their stud program”.

    All rams have received a 50K genomic test including full pedigree, providing an indication of the genetic ability of each animal. This information is then qualified by the measurement of a number of fleece and carcase traits at specific age stages in the animal’s development. This all adds to the ability to select in confidence sound animals displaying high fleece weights and early growth.

    We hope all purchasers are happy with their selections and look forward to hearing how the rams perform.

    Posted on October 17, 2021
  • 2021 Ram Sale Catalogue

    52 Poll and 48 Horned Rams will be offered for sale

    Due to strong seasonal conditions and great depth in the 2020 drop of rams we have increased our offering to 100 rams. The 2020 drop has proven to be an exceptional line of animals, in the words of classer Michael Elmes “the 2020 drop is a great vintage”.

    This depth has made the selection of Stud and Auction rams very easy. All have received a 50K genomic test including full pedigree, providing an indication of the genetic ability of each animal. This information is then qualified by the measurement of a number of fleece and carcase traits at specific age stages in the animal’s development. With all of this information we are confident in our ability to present structurally sound animals displaying high fleece weights and early growth.

    Our breeding objective continues to be focused on fleece weight, early growth while maintaining adult body weight, and a highly reproductive animal. These traits are at times in conflict with each other and a balanced approach in breeding is ensuring we trend in the right direction.

    The sale with be interfaced with AuctionsPlus. Videos of all rams along with ASBVs are available here >

    View & download the 2021 Sale Catalogue

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    Contact Stud Manager Ian Cameron on 0427 561 140 for more information.

    Posted on September 13, 2021
  • Save the date: 2021 On-Property Ram Sale

    Thursday 23 September, 2021 | 90 Rams

    Inspections from 10am Auction commencing at 12.30pm

    Location: The Yanko, Jerilderie NSW

    The Auction will be available live on Auctions Plus.

    Due to limited travel across NSW and Victoria this year we welcome private inspections prior to the sale. To organise an inspection please contact Stud Manager, Ian Cameron on 0427 561 140.

    Posted on August 9, 2021
  • 2021 Newsletter

    An exceptional sheep breeding year

    The 2020 season at The Yanko provided an exceptional sheep breeding year for which we are seeing the benefits of in our sheep flock. At general shearing in March the 1,050 Stud and 4,600 Commercial ewes, together with 2,600 ewe weaners all presented in excellent condition, with wool cuts up and the ewes in great lambing condition.

    Rains in late March carried us through a dry Autumn and early Winter, but by May we were feeding all ewes. Rain in June has given the season a positive outlook with clovers growing well and lots of healthy lambs. In the maiden ewes, 101% lambs were marked to ewes joined.

    Here is a snippet of what is included:

    Report on the year so farET and AI programsMP+ Index averages by year2020 on-property ram sale results

    Read the 2021 Newsletter

    Posted on August 9, 2021
  • 2021 Events

    The Yanko Merino Stud will be displaying merino and poll merinos at the following events in 2021.

    16-18 JulyDisplay at Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo

    September (Date TBC) – The Yanko On-Property Open Day All Ram Sale lots will be available for inspection from 10am at the Woolshed yards. Rams will be penned with their figures alongside pens of ewes.  

    September (Date TBC)Display at South West Slopes Stud Merino Field Day

    23 September – The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale80 Horned and Poll RamsInspections from 10amSale commencing 12.30pm 

    For all enquiries or to receive a catalogue please contact:Ian Cameron: 0427 561140Hugh Cameron: 02 69561142 or 0427 561142Email: theyanko@bigpond.com

    Posted on March 24, 2021
  • 2020 Ram Sale Results

    Thank you to all buyers and underbidders

    David Welsh, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Euroa and Ian Cameron with the top priced ram purchased by Nauvess Pty Ltd, Longwood, Victoria.

    The Cameron family would like to thank all buyers and underbidders for their support at the On-Property Ram Sale on Thursday 24 September, 2020.

    The dual-purpose ability of The Yanko’s Merino Rams is again shown to be important as wool continues to be hit. The rams were selected based on their high fleece weight with commensurate data and good body weight. There was an increased offering of 90 rams, up on last year’s count of 80. 89 of 90 sold to a top of $5750 and an average of $2400. This was an average price increase of $300 from 2019. The top priced ram was purchased by return clients Nauvess Pty Ltd, Longwood, Victoria.

    Rams were sold into four states with a number of new buyers and strong competition throughout the catalogue.

    We wish all buyers all the best with their purchases and look forward to hearing how they perform.

    Elizabeth Cameron, David Gregory, North Coree, Jerilderie and Ian Cameron.

    Posted on September 25, 2020