“We run 2500 Merino ewes and these rams will go over our advanced wool types. We like the SRS wools particularly the density and length on these rams. We are focusing on uncomplicated, easy care sheep that are highly productive for wool and have high fertility for our Happy Sheeps wool brand.”
Stephen Sprigg (Mukinbudin)
Visit Happy Sheeps
“It was only our second year buying at the sale, but we were impressed with the progeny on the ground from last year’s sale. The SRS breeding is a real positive and the wool cut is very important to us.”
Mr Ackland (Badgingarra)
We really like the dual purpose qualities of their sheep. We are also switching to six monthly shearing with our sheep bred from the Challara genetics. The wool has a long staple and they have a decent body size to match.
Murray Kowald (Canna)
The vast distances clients had traveled was a testament to the quality of sheep the Wilkinsons have been breeding. Even with a trying start to the season up here, the rams are in very good order and extremely good quality. The high prices and strong competition on the very top lines we especially telling of the demand for the Challara genetics.
Michael Altus, Landmark auctioneer
600 done in a morning, you can’t get much better than that! [September 2012, shearing of the cull ewe hoggets]
The consistency in improving their program is a credit to the Wilkinson family.
I’m very happy with the soft, long wool the Challara rams have infused into my flock.
We tend to look for rams with the plainer-type body and from which produce a better yield. They also seem to have less fly problems with their wool drying out a lot quicker.
We try to breed sheep with resistance to worms. The Challara rams have had the faecal egg count testing which makes selection easier and they have easy maintenance wool with their plain bodies.