Success for Kangaroo Island sheep breeder, family buys eight rams

CHAMPION EWE: Representing the Kangaroo Island Taljar Polwarth’s Stud is David McArdle, pictured holding the Grand Champion Ewe at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show held at Bendigo.

CHAMPION EWE: Representing the Kangaroo Island Taljar Polwarth’s Stud is David McArdle, pictured holding the Grand Champion Ewe at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show held at Bendigo.

Despite a few difficulties in travel, Taljar Polwarth’s Stud has won its sixth Grand Champion award in seven years at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show held at Bendigo. 

Representing the Kangaroo Island stud was David McArdle, who took over his prize ewe, a daughter of the supreme Polwarth at the 2016 show and interbreed reserve champion long wool ewe at the Royal Adelaide 2016/2017 shows. 

The Taljar ewer was described by judge Geoff Risbey as “a well-balanced example of the Polwarth breed and has a lot of tight staples, which are all aligned.”

Taljar will be exhibiting at the Royal Adelaide in September, which will be closely followed by its Open Day in October, where a selection of rams will be for sale. 

RAM BUYERS: Simon, Kane and Eloise Wheaton of Redbanks, American River were all smiles after the Kamora Netley Park ram sale at Sandalwood recently, where they purchased eight top rams to $4200 and at a $2263 average.

RAM BUYERS: Simon, Kane and Eloise Wheaton of Redbanks, American River were all smiles after the Kamora Netley Park ram sale at Sandalwood recently, where they purchased eight top rams to $4200 and at a $2263 average.

In other Kangaroo Island sheep news, the Wheaton family of Redbanks, American River were active buyers at the recent Kamora Netley Park Poll Merino ram sale at Sandalwood.

The Wheaton family were prominent buyers, purchasing eight rams to a top of $4200 and at a $2263 average in a sale that saw 217 rams sell to $6400 and average $1838.

Simon, Kane and Eloise Wheaton were all smiles after the ram sale. 

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