On-Property Ram Sale, Dripstone Wellington, 22 September 2017
Inspection 10 am Sale starts 1 pm
Offering 100 Rams
Bella Lana rams exhibit long bodies and square hindquarters and combine with excellent growth, topped off by our signature Bella Lana wools.
We are very pleased with this year’s ram sale team as they are reinforcing our trade mark of white, bright wools on large frames. We have received positive comments and interest on our sheep at this year’s field days at our on-property field day, Bathurst Merino Expo and South West Slopes.
Bella Lana Merino Stud Sale Friday 22nd September:
Grade rams available after our on-property sale, or by appointment
Rams have been shorn on the 14th April 2017 and are Autumn Drop.
Our on-property ram sale will be conducted by Landmark. For more information, contact the Landmark agent Brad Wilson
Brad Wilson – 0417 467 911
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Scott with some of the 2017 Sale Rams
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Sheep Classing and Advises
Craig Wilson and Associates is the convenor of Australia’s largest ever commercial evaluation of Merino genetics, The Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge (PWMMC) 2012-14.
Managing Director of Craig Wilson and Associates, Craig Wilson has been involved in merino production and genetic evaluation for over 20 years. Craig started his own business formally known as Craig Wilson Livestock more than ten years ago. Craig has worked on several merino studs including ‘Boonoke’ Deniliquin and ‘Hazeldean’ Cooma in management and marketing roles.
Areas of expertise include the design of merino breeding programs and combining visual and objective selection techniques.
Craig Wilson uses an innovative classing system where body weighing, fleece testing and visual classing is measured simultaneously in-race on your property.
Working with customers on a varying range of crops including broadacre irrigation and dry land cropping, annual and perennial horticultural crops and pasture production. With close to 10 years in this role, a new passion was ignited through his experience in pasture production.The pasture production experience allowed him to realise that a more thorough understanding of animal production was needed to capture the full benefits of pasture production. Through further study and experience Rob transitioned from an agronomist to an animal production specialist.
Mark is also a trained business coach for individual farm families and uses the “On Track” process model to improve business performance. He uses this process to produce business plans, and feasibility studies for farm families. Part of this process includes financial, social and environmental benchmarking.
Mark has significant experience in delivery of customised and practical training to farmer groups. He currently works with a range of businesses seeking to improve their profitability, land health or to develop a no fuss succession plan.
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What our customers are saying
I’ve been buying rams from Bella Lana since 2008, when I started with buying 8 of their rams that year. They’ve got a good wool type and micron count on them. They’re a good type of sheep that suit my country. They’ve got good big frames, plain bodies, and they’ve been breeding true to type – they’re producing the type of sheep that I like to breed. I sold my surplus 1.5-year-old ewes at the Dunedoo Annual Merino Breeders’ Sale in January, 2011, and they well and truly topped the market at $230 a head. The ewes had a major ... read more
We have been buying Bella Lana rams since 2007 and have seen a positive effect on the crimp and character of our wool. I also find it easy to source the well-framed rams we require. Scott and Anna demonstrate a personal approach to their clients, and a commitment to the industry
If you are a Merino breeder who is keen to jump on board and take their flock forward into the 21st century, then I can honestly say Bella Lana is the stud to do it. I do not like to praise people too much but in this case you will not find a more honest, passionate person with strong integrity than Scotty Brien. He will not sell a ram that he would not use himself that I have witnessed. Bella Lana sheep have fantastic wools and frames. The stud is always searching the country for the sire that will make ... read more