Genetic trends – Merino select
Our involvement in the MerinoLink DNA Stimulation Project is ongoing and with this Pedigree and Genomic information, we are able to benchmark The Yanko’s performance against the national Merino Flock.
Looking at the MP+ index which best suits our breeding objectives, the graph below shows The Yanko 22.7 points ahead of the National Merino Average. With Michael Elmes’ assistance in selecting productive, well balanced sheep and introducing high performing external sires we are confident we will continue to see high genetic gains.
Sheep Genetics. MP+ Index averages by year. Analysis dated: 21-Jul-20. * Blue represents The Yanko
Sheep Genetics. MP+ Index averages by year.Analysis dated: 7-Jul-20. * Yellow line represents The Yanko
The first half of 2020 has brought consistent rainfall, a welcome relief from the big dry of 2019. We received a perfect Autumn break of regular rain through late March and April and by May we were surrounded by paddocks of fresh green growth. Pastures responded quickly given our lower stocking rates.
Summer grasses along with native clover have provided a high quality feed source for the merino ewes in late stage pregnancy and shelter for young lambs. In February, with the prospect of another dry start, all ewes were pregnancy scanned and the result was an average 92.5% pregnant to ewes joined. This led to great lambing results of 126.1% to ewes SIL and 113% to ewes joined. These are some of our best results achieved to date!
Dry ewes were carried through until early July and sold on AuctionsPlus in two lots, 2-3 y/o selling for $262 and 4-5 y/o making $221. While Covid-19 is having an affect on markets, restockers are providing a floor for quality product.
Our goal to breed a balanced merino of fibre, frame and fertility has again provided multiple avenues for income in a fluid market.2020 Merino and Poll Merino Rams
PRE-SALE OPEN DAY – 2 September, 2020
The Yanko invites you to a private inspection of our 2020 Merino and Poll Merino sale rams. All Ram Sale lots will be penned with figures. View our ram auction line up and speak with our team.
When: Wednesday 2 September from 9am to 4pm. Where: Inspections will take place at The Yanko woolshed yards.
Follow us on Facebook and register your interest for the Open Day here: https://bit.ly/2XYlcv6
We will also be providing virtual inspections on request for those unable to attend. Contact Ian Cameron on 0427 561 140 to organise a time.
The Yanko Merino Stud will be displaying merino and poll merinos at the following events in 2020.
2 September – 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. Click here for more information.
24 September – The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale80 Horned and Poll RamsInspections from 10amSale commencing 12.30pm Due to Covid-19 restrictions and border closures the sale will also be live on AuctionsPlus.
For pre-sale in person and virtual inspection enquiries or to receive a catalogue please contact:Hugh Cameron: 02 69561142 or 0427 561142Ian Cameron: 0427 561140Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating restoration of Yanko Station’s Old Store and discover life on a remote station before trucks and trains.
Self-sufficiency was essential on remote pastoral stations before trucks and trains regularly delivered produce to the Riverina. The recently restored Old Store at Yanko Station, north of Jerilderie, is a classic example of the level of self-sufficiency required.
Join us on Monday 21 October for an open day to celebrate the restoration of the Old Store and installation of interpretative displays.
The solid two-story brick store was constructed in the 1870s to a high standard and included all the facilities needed for the daily operations of Yanko station. This included a shop supplying non-perishable goods, a post office, bookkeeper’s office, livery, gaol and later a telephone exchange.
This two-phase project involved restoration of the Old Store through drainage improvements, repair of brick work, external painting of doors and windows and replacing the roof. Phase two developed an interpretation and display area for visitors in three of the Old Store rooms and an education package for school groups.
The Open day runs from 10.00am to 12.30pm and includes entry to interpretation rooms, morning tea and opportunity to learn about the history of Yanko Station.
Owners and managers of local heritage items are encouraged to attend to gain an insight into the different approaches needed for a working on a heritage building.
The opening is part of the Yanko Store restoration project supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Near Me program.
Yanko Store opening details: Monday 21 October 2019 10.00am to 12.30pm Morning Tea provided by Jerilderie CWA
The Cameron family would like to thank all buyers and underbidders for your support at the 2019 On-Property Ram Sale. A very pleasing result with 81 merino and poll merino rams selling to a top of $4,750 twice and an average $2,130.