Cranmore Merinos

At Cranmore we have premium stud merino and poll merino rams and ewes for sale either privately or at our annual on-property sale. For further information take at look at our rams or contact us. With over one thousand merino and poll merino rams available each year, you are sure to find that your needs are catered to with Cranmore Merinos.

Where are you going?

Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
“Which road do I take,” she asked. His response was a question.
“Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know.” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
Lewis Carol

Achieving objectives in sheep breeding is not a short term pursuit.
A goal must be set and adhered to for at least the medium term for measurable gains to be made. At Cranmore we set our goals and whilst there have been modifications over time; we have remained true to our original objectives. 


The long term goals of Cranmore Merino Stud are to produce reliable, easy care sheep of good structure and excellent wool. The adherence to these goals over time has lead to Cranmore holding its position as one of the premium merino studs in Western Australia.

 

Our breeding objectives:

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Objective 1: To breed easy care sheep
Objective 2: Reduction in fibre diameter, increase clean fleece weight and reduction in coefficient of variation of fibre diameter.
Objective 3: To breed pre-potent rams
Objective 4: Uniformity of wool type
Objective 5: Fleece rot resistance

What you see is what you get at Cranmore

Cranmore Merino Stud has also always preferred not to ‘shed’ its rams so as to artificially boost their appearance, but rather works on a ‘what you see is what you get’ principle with all sheep run as a commercial flock. Whilst there may be visual disadvantages in terms of preparation of sheep for shows and sales, there is no genetic disadvantage. Cranmore Merinos compare very favorably in Sire Evaluation Schemes with other studs in terms of measured data such as of greasy fleece weight, fibre diameter and body weight and objective measurements (see News). Trials carried out by the Department of Agriculture in December 2005 found the average body weight of one hundred black and white tag (2000 and 2001 drop respectively) Cranmore ewes to be above the trial average. The Cranmore ewes weighed in at an average of 63.1 kilograms.

Above: Each ewe is individually identified as per the ram she is mated to in the progeny testing so that each ram's progeny can be assessed.

Our progeny tell the story

Cranmore rams are distinctive in their uniformity. Cranmore is a closed stud which means that our rams’ progeny will be very close to that of its father. See News

On-property Ram Sale
1pm, Wednesday 20 September 2017

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