High performing & low maintenance Poll Dorsets

October 5, 2022 BY

Konongwootong Dorsets is situated amongst the rolling hills at Konongwootong, North of Coleraine. Our 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. We 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 we conduct a strict bio-security plan. Our flock is Brucellosis accredited free and we hold an MN2V status in the MAP OJD programme. Our vaccination programme started in 2002 therefore all our stock are at least second generation vaccinates. Our 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 our assessment process of the bloodlines in our flock, in addition to utilising the Lambplan Performance Recording System since its inception. We also utilise Prime Scan and Stockscan in our assessment processes to identify other positive attributes in our stock. As well as our Poll Dorset stud, we run 3800 commercial self-replacing Dorset Coopworth cross ewes showing our commitment to, and awareness of the challenges and needs of the prime lamb producer.

At Sheepvention this year we were very pleased to win Grand Champion Ram and Most Successful Ram Exhibitor. Our 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 we strive to display at Konongwootong Dorsets. Clients are invited to view our rams at our Open Day on Sunday 9th October, between 10am -2pm, or make an appointment prior to our sale day. Our on property Ram Sale is on Thursday 20th October, with the auction starting at 11am, and being conducted jointly online with AuctionsPlus. Our 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.

Dates to remember:
Sunday 9th October Konongwootong Open Day 10am-2pm @ 428 Zig Zag Rd Konongwootong
Thursday 20th October. Annual Ram Sale 11am @ 428 Zig Zag Rd Konongwootong