"Merambego" Bungarby, NSW 2630
Jenny, John and Greg Alcock
Phone: (02) 6453 6244 or
Greg on (02) 6453 6206
Fax: (02) 6453 6255
Mobile: 0437 898 982
ABN: 32 527 329 452
Flock No. 4188
Poll Flock No. 1109
Classer: John and Greg Alcock
Annual On Property Sale
Monday 12th November 2012
Sale Commences 3pm
GREENLAND MERINO STUD
Greenland On Property Sale Map
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Download the 2012 Greenland catalogue here (Large Adobe Acrobat PDF)
61 Merino and 19 Poll Merino Rams on offer.
3 2yr old Rams March shorn
15 1yr old Rams March shorn
62 1yr old Rams June shorn
All rams O.M. tested and Acc. Bruc. free
Second generation Gudair Vaccinated
Footrot declarations are available on request
Rams side sampled
Tests were all carried out by Riverina Wool Testers
Sale Day Inspections from 12 pm.
There will be grade rams available on the day, after the sale.
Private Inspections welcome
You are invited to join us before and after the sale for refreshments.
Please download our Catalogue and bring to our Sale.
Greenland is offering Medium Wool Rams, Finewool Rams and Poll Rams in our sale this year.
Greenland was founded in 1985 on Snowy Plain blood ewes.
We formed 3 families of ewes to breed sheep that suit differing environments and specialist flock requirements.
In 1987 we formed a Poll Merino Stud based on Emu Hill ewes to cater for anyone wishing to purchase Poll Merinos.
We believe the ewe base is the most important part for breeding progeny that will breed predictable and repeatable. Greenland has been pedigreeing and performance recording the stud ewes for 26 years enabling us to maintain fibre diameter but increase bone, frame, staple length and fleece weights.
Accredited Brucellosis & Footrot free
Anyone wishing to inspect the sheep prior to the Sale Day would be most welcome to, by contacting us on the above phone/fax numbers.
Conditions of Rams
Ram have enjoyed a great season and have done well at Merambego. They have been run under commercial conditions and `will continue to grow, perform and mature. 30 rams in the sale are Twins and 3 sets of twins in the sale. This is typical of the high fertility in the Greenland ewes.
At GREENLAND we are continuously concentrating on improving the genetics to breed a well balanced animal that is correct in structure with good bone on a large frame and yet maintain fibre diameter with supple skins and a rich well nourished distinct crimped wool that performs well and a versatile sheep that are suitable to most environments as well as various options such as sheep that will reach the desired body weight for the boat trade, meat trade or ewes that are suitable for first cross lamb mothers. Large framed sheep usually create strong competition from restocker interest.
Greenland is concentrating on improving these characters which determine net returns to woolgrowers, this enables us to progress far more effectively. The improved wool market along with the strong demand for sheep and mutton make a merino operation very profitable, Greenland sheep are versatile and are highly fertile.
Valued clients Ross and Betty Thompson topped the MMA Sale in Cooma in February 2008 with their 5mth old ewe weaners at $81 and $66 for the wether portion. Another valued client Mike and Sue Litchfield sold 332, 4yr old wethers to Southern Meats, which were shorn September 2007, dressed on 7th February 2008 with the average carcase weight of 30 Kgs with a return of $72.15 per head. These wethers were run on a paddock on native pastures.
Greenland Bloodline rates 14th in the Top 20 performing Merino Bloodlines out of 137 bloodlines.
Sires in use
Fine Wool Family
Greenland Super Charge — GSC
A very big plain bodied ram with great pres-ence. Has 70s quality wool. GSC had the largest eye muscle area in the
objective measurement class at Sydney Royal Show 2008. High fertility trait for top lambing percentages.
Weston Park Max — WPM Son of Weston Park. A big ram with very stylish 70’s qual-ity wool. Sold to Max & Coral Caldwell.
Greenland Emo — EMO Grandfather is an Emo Ruo ram out of a daughter by Sunny Valley Albert. Has been a great old sire breeds sheep with very positive microns.
Poll Merino Family
Quamby Park Armidale — QPA
Purchased from Quamby Park in 2008 at the Armidale Ram Sale.
A very big ram with good quality 66s wool and is a very true poll.
Quamby Park — QP green 943 Bought in 2004 for $6000. He has bred exceptionally well. He breeds very good nourished wool and supple skins. At 8yrs his wool is still very good as well as his constitution.
Greenland Super Poll 2 — GSP2 Sired by GSP 1st, used over the fine wool Poll ewes and sold to Vernen Drew.
Westerdale Max — WDM A grandson of Westerdale. A very impressive Poll Ram, good fine medium wool. Sold to Max & Coral Caldwell.
Medium Wool Family
Greenland Caterpillar — Cat 6555
A large robust Ram who produces well crimped nourished wool, with long staple and heavy cutting ability. Is a trait leader for multiple births and high lambing percentages.
Son of Nerstane G031253. Cat was Monaro Merino Ram of the Year 2007 straight out of the paddock.
Greenland Caterpillar 2 — Cat 2 Son of CaterpillarWon Monaro Ram of the Year 2009
Greenland Caterpillar 4 — Cat 4 Son of Caterpillar Joined to a few ewes and was sold to the Jardine Merino Stud at Great Southern Merino Sale 2012
Greenland Albert 4th — A4
Son of Sunny Valley Albert 2nd. He is a very long bodied ram with very productive 66s quality wool. High fertility for multiple births and high lambing percentages.
Roseville Par k — RP Purchased at their on property Sale 2008 for $8500. A big plain bodied ram with very good positive testing wool.
East Strathglen — SG Used in an AI program. A very positive microning ram. Sired by Hinesville Excavator. Progeny showing a lot of promise.
Excavator ET — Exet Sired by Hinesville excavator out of a very big productive Greenland ewe used for ET.
Recent Show Results
2012 Show Results
Sydney Royal Show Greenland had the overall highest point scoring Ewe and came 1st in the objective measurement classes at Sydney Royal Easter Show 2012 and Junior Champion Ewe. Junior Champion Ewe and 3 Reserve Champions.
Grand Champion Fleece of Sydney Royal Easter Show District Exhibits.
Great Southern Supreme Merino in Canberra Champion March Shorn Superfine wool Ram.
Nimmitabel Show 3 Reserve Champions.
Bombala Show Grand Champion Ewe of Show
3 Champions and 1 Reserve Champion.
Cooma Show 2 Champions & 3 Reserve Champions
Canberra Royal Show Champion Medium/Strong wool Ewe
2009 Sydney Royal Easter Show Results
Grand Champion Fine Wool Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Finewool March shorn Poll Ewe
Champion Fine Medium March shorn Merino Ram
Reserve Grand Champion Fine Medium Wool
Reserve Champion Medium Wool March shorn Poll
6 Firsts, 1 2nd, 2 3rds and 1 8th.
We have won the Elders Shield of Excellence 4
years in a row for Grand Champion Ultrafine Wool
In 2004 and 2005 the Ultrafine ewe that won this
prize is the mother of the 2007 winner of this prize
and this ewe also won Supreme Ewe of the show .
The sire of the Supreme Ewe of the show was Grand
Champion Superfine wool August shorn Ram at the
2009 Royal Canberra Show Open Classes
Champion Medium Wool Ram (March shorn)
Champion Medium Wool Ewe (March shorn)
2009 Delegate Show Results
Supreme Merino Exhibit of Show
Grand Champion Merino Ewe
Grand Champion Merino Ram
Champion Fine wool Ram (March Shorn)
Champion Fine-Medium wool Ram
Champion Superfine Wool Ewe (March Shorn)
Champion Superfine Wool Ram
Champion Fine Wool Ewe (March Shorn)
Champion Poll Merino Ram (March Shorn)
Champion Poll Merino Ewe (March Shorn)
Ingram Trophy Special Group of 1Ram and 2 Ewes
2009 Cooma Show Results
Supreme Merino Exhibit—National Australia Bank
Trophy– Greenland Ewe
Grand Champion Merino Ram
Grand Champion Merino Ewe
Champion Fine wool Ewe
Champion Fine wool Ram
Champion Superfine wool Ewe
Champion Superfine wool Ram
Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ram
Reserve Champion Superfine wool Ewe
1st The Merino Pair — 1 Ram, 1 Ewe
The Gunyah Trophy—2 Rams, 1 Ewe
The Macks Auto Trophy — 3 Rams
The Manderley Trophy— 3 Ewes
7 firsts, 2 seconds.
Most Successful Exhibitor
Most Successful Local Exhibitor
2009 Nimmitabel Show Results
Supreme Merino Exhibit
Grand Champion Ram
Grand Champion Ewe
Champion Fine Wool Ram
Champion Fine Wool Ewe
Champion Superfine Wool Ewe
Champion Superfine Wool Ram
Special Group of 3 Rams & 2 Ewes
Great Southern Supreme Merino Show & Sale
Champion March Shorn Fine Wool Ram
Reserve Champion March Shorn Fine Wool Ram
Reserve Champion March Shorn Ram
Champion March Shorn Fine Wool Poll Ram
Reserve Champion March Shorn Poll Ram
Champion March Shorn Medium/Strong Poll Ewe
Reserve Champion March Shorn Fine Poll Ewe
2nd Pairs– March Shorn Ram and Ewe