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2017 Hannaton Newsletter

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Semen Sires

NEW SEMEN SIRE

Hannaton 16-0323 "Matt"

Sire Hannaton 12-0046 "Jet Star" - see on semen sire list below

Dam Hannaton 13-0487 - Dam of Hannaton stud sire 15-0093

Micron – 17.4 SD - 2.6 CV – 14.9 SF -16.2 Curv – 57 CF – 99.8%

A ram we believe is our best ever combination of structure, wool quality and early growth.  We are very excited about using him extensively in our stud and using his mother in our future ET programs.  ASBV's available soon

 


Hannaton 13-0015 "Chopper"

Sire - Hannaton 11-0011 (Sold for top price in our 2012 Hamilton Sheepvention sale team)

Grandsire - Leachim 438

Micron – 18.6 SD - 2.5 CV – 13.4 SF -17.1 Curv – 67 CF – 100%

Greasy Fleece Weight 123% Yearling Body Weight 132%

Yearling Eye Muscle 42mm  Yearling Fat Depth 7mm

Hannaton "Chopper" is a very exciting semen sire that has attracted more interest than any other ram ever bred at Hannaton. We believe he is the most complete poll with the best pedigree we have ever produced.  His sire was rated by Bill Walker as one of the best rams available at Sheepvention 2014 (see highlights page for Bills comments) and his mother is a special poll stud ewe sired by Willamenup Winston.  He is the complete package for early growth and maturity with his yearling eye muscle 11mm above the 2013 drop average and his yearling body weight of 94kg (32% above the 2013 drop average).  With an excellent long stapled wool on a productive loose skin we belive this ram is the ideal combination for the future of production at Hannaton.  DNA tested as a Double Copy Poll and with his excellent pedigree we expect great breeding results.


 

Hannaton 12-0046 "Jet Star"

Sire - Hannaton 11-0002

Grandsire - Ridgeway 1137 (sold for $25,000 at Classing Classic 2010)

Micron – 16.6 SD - 2.8 CV – 16.9 SF -15.6 Curv – 41 CF – 100

We believe "Jet Star" has the best wool of any poll sire ever bred at Hannaton.  This stylish, deep crimping wool is white and nourished from the top of his head to the tip of his tail.  A super soft and productive skin is pushing out both fibre density and  staple length.  Identified early as a lamb, "Jet Star" has been retained in the stud and we intend to use him extensively in our polls.  He stands with a deep and very square frame with a proud outlook that makes you notice him every time he walks in the yards.  For such a heavy cutting ram he also has a bare breech and very low breech wrinkle making him a real sire for the future.

Jet Star shows real sire attitudeJet Star's Bare BreechJet Star's nourished, crimpy white wool Jet Star's pure white muzzle and soft skin

Jet Star was naturally mated to 100 top poll ewes in the stud and his lambs are showing the same excellent skins and survivability as their sire.  We have just marked 132 lambs from the 100 ewes mated and the lambs look to be the top of our 2014 drop. Look out for the first sons of Jet Star in our 2015 ram sale!!

After his great success in our breeding program Jet Star was entered in 2016 merino lifetime productivity trial at Harrow - This trial is using 25 rams, with industry link sires and the best genetics from SA, Vic, NSW, Tas and WA.  Jet Star's progeny have the highest percentage of tops at +26% and the second lowest percentage of culls at -6% at the yearling visual classing.


 Hannaton 12-0029 "Lengthy"

Sire - Glenlea Park 670

Micron – 16.5 SD - 2.5 CV – 15.2 SF -15.4 Curv – 52 CF – 99.9

Hannaton 12-0029 has been retained in the stud and nicknamed "Lengthy" for his exceptionally stretchy body and long staple.  He has super soft wool and fantastic figures to match.  For such a long rams he stands with a great top line and excellent feet. We have already sold semen from 12-0029 to breeders excited by his growthy atributes and super wool which he carries down his legs and belly with the same quality.  Pfizer HornPOLL DNA testing also shows him to be a double copy poll. The first sons of 12-0029 are on the ground at Hannaton now and are showing their father's great body lengh.

12-0029 showing his long body and excellent top line12-0029 showing his pure white muzzle and long noze


Hannaton 11-0001

Sire – Ridgeway 1137 (sold for $25,000 at Classing Classic 2010)

Micron – 16.9 SD - 2.8 CV – 16.6 SF -15.9 Curv – 52 CF – 99.9

>>See ASBV Details

A standout ram since marking he has already been used as a lamb in the Hannaton poll stud with excellent lambs on the ground. He has a super soft bold crimping wool with an amazing set of figures and a productive skin.  He stands without fault on a deep square frame with an impressive outlook. Sired by Ridgeway 1137 who was sold to a syndicate at Classing Classic ram sale in 2010 for $25,000 and from a top Hannaton poll AI ewe. Pfizer HornPOLL DNA testing also shows him to be a double copy poll. We expect this ram to breed consistant top progeny from the results of his first mating at Hannaton. Our confidence in his breeding potential has also been shown with his fantastic early results of his progeny in the Balmoral Sire Evalutation Trial. The first testing of his progeny already has him as a trait leader for the dual purpose index.

 


 

hannaton specialistHannaton 10-0001 Specialist

Sire – Glenlea Park “Doc”

Micron – 20.7 SD - 3.0 CV - 14.5 SF - 19.2 Curv - 45 CF - 99.6

 >>See ASBV Details

Shown here at 8 1/2 months of age after a paddock mating at Hannaton

 

Hannaton "Specialist" off shears 16 months of age, ready to work!

 

Shown here 16 months of age off shears and ready to work!

One of the most impressive and exciting rams ever bred at Hannaton. Hannaton “Specialist” was identified as a lamb for his superior growth rate, plain body and excellent structure. His free growing wool and long staple also has him in the top 5% for wool cut for the 2010 progeny (wool cut from birth to 9 months 8.8kg). His excellent bone structure, muscle and depth in his carcass make him a true all purpose sheep. Weighed at six months of age he was the heaviest ram in the 2010 drop at 76kg, (a growth rate of 422 grams per day). “Specialist” has achieved these growth rates in paddock conditions while also being used in the 2011 mating program at Hannaton.

Look for “Hannaton Specialist” in the results of the 2011 North East Sire Evaluation Trial.

Hannaton “Specialist” has already been used by two leading Victorian Poll Studs who have identified his outstanding attributes and breeding potential.


Hannaton 08-0002 “Fezik”

Sire – White River “Commonwealth” 34
Click here for more information on sire -White River "Commonwealth"...

Micron – 18.7 SD - 3.3 CV - 17.7 SF -17.7 Curv - 71.3 CF - 100 GFW – 99%

>>See ASBV Details

 

 

Fezik has been used extensively at Hannaton with his first progeny a standout at the 2011 sale. He has bred top sale rams and stud sires every year since his first mating. Testing of his progeny in the Balmoral Sire Evaluation Trial has him as a trait leader in the Merino Production, Dual Purpose and Dual Purpose Plus index.  His classer traits also show his impressive and consistent breeding performance with +7 for tops and -1 for culls.