Contact

Ted Beattie: 0409 189 116

Simon Beattie: 0429 330 562 

Fax: (03) 54241 490

Email: info@derrynock.com.au

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Breeding Objectives

We began producing our Meat Maternals in 2004, and are very excited how far they have progressed so far.  We are excited to offer the prime lamb industry a moderate framed, easy care and highly fertile maternal ewe, with excellent carcase attributes, great milking ability and good sucker lamb skins.

We have deliberately aimed to restrict the number of breed infusions into our Meat Maternals, to maximise the consistency and repeatability of their progeny.

Each year we aim to produce an even selection of rams exhibiting our selection pressure on some of the following objectives:

  • Bred for even and consistent type with clean breech

  • Bred for more fat and muscle = More do-ability

  • Selected to optimise lamb survivability

  • Selected for early breeding maturity

  • Selected for Fertility and Milking Ability (2 - 3yo ewes average scan 180%, Ewe lms 157%, over the past 5 years)   

  • Introducing phase 2, with black feet and nose + more fat and better worm resistance.

  • Optimising lambing ease and lamb survival with gestation length: birth weight