Commercially profitable

October 12, 2022 BY

Konongwootong meeting the needs of producers

Konongwootong Dorsets is situated amongst the rolling hills at Konongwootong, North of Coleraine.

Ohe focus at Konongwootong is to produce a line of commercially profitable, high performing, low maintenance Poll Dorset rams to suit the demands and needs of today’s prime lamb producer.

They breed rams that will sire excellent prime lambs perfectly targeted at the export and trade markets: thus, giving the producer the best opportunity to maximise their marketing opportunities.

At Konongwootong they conduct a strict bio-security plan. Konongwootong’s flock is Brucellosis accredited free and we hold an MN2V status in the MAP OJD programme.

Their vaccination program started in 2002 therefore all our stock are at least second generation vaccinates.

Their flock rams are paddock reared on good quality pastures, ensuring they are ‘paddock hardened” and ready to work from purchase.

Structural correctness is an important factor in their assessment process of the bloodlines in our flock, in addition to utilising the Lambplan Performance Recording System since its inception.

Konongwootong also utilise Prime Scan and Stockscan in their assessment processes to identify other positive attributes in their stock.

As well as our Poll Dorset stud, Kongongwootong run 3800 commercial self-replacing Dorset Coopworth cross ewes showing their commitment to, and awareness of the challenges and needs of the prime lamb producer.

At Sheepvention this year they were very pleased to win Grand Champion Ram and Most Successful Ram Exhibitor.

Their Grand Champion Ram (21-242) is a son of Konong 17-001 and continues the Shirlee Downs bloodline.

At Sheepvention he scanned 50mm eye muscle on 120kg. He is extremely well put together and beautifully balanced ram with plenty of meat where it count, displaying all the characteristics that they strive to display at Konongwootong Dorsets.

Konongwootong’s on property Ram Sale is on Thursday 20th October, with the auction starting at 11am, and being conducted jointly online with AuctionsPlus.

Their agents from Kerr & Co and J.M.E Livestock will be working closely with AuctionPlus to ensure our auction proceeds smoothly. A link to the video of each ram will be on our website with his facts and figures closer to our sale date.

SALE DATE: Thursday 20th October. Annual Ram Sale 11am @ 428 Zig Zag Rd Konongwootong

CHAMPION RAM: Konongwootong 210242 Grand Champion Ram Sheepvention 2022