Nerstane






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Principals
John and Jane, Hamish and Jock McLaren

Flock
Horned and Polled

Address
Nerstane
Woolbrook NSW 2354
Australia

Directions
North of Tamworth 78Km (Oxley Hwy), right at Bendemeer, 15km right at Woolbrook, 5km Nerstane turn 7km.

Phone
Hamish - 0429772778 Jock - 0429775891 John - 0429775922

Fax
(02) 6777 5922

E-Mail

Classer
Hamish, Jock, and John McLaren

Consultant
Andrew Calvert

OJD Status
MN3

Land Type
Undulating to hilly. Granite/traprock soil

Rainfall
32

Bloodline
Nerstane

No. of Ewes
2000

Adult Average
18.5

Hogget Average
16.5



Jock McLaren holding N910, Grand Champion Fine Wool Ram at Bendigo 2011
Jock McLaren holding N910, Grand Champion Fine Wool Ram at Bendigo 2011


Achievements

Nerstane is the best connected flock in the huge MERINOSELECT database of Sheep Genetics.
Nerstane has performed very well since 1990 in sire evaluations (NSW,VIC,SA,WA,QLD,Sth Africa,Sth America, New Zealand,)

Nerstane sires have performed outstandingly. Prominent in areas such as high clean fleece weights, low fibre diameter, high % of tops vs a low % of culls.
  • 2015 Supreme Merino Ewe, Best August shorn Pair, Best March shorn Pair, and first place in the famous Stonehaven Cup for the best exhibit of 5 Merinos.
  •  2012 Grand Champion Fine Wool Ram at Bendigo
  •  2011 NSW Ram of the Year and Supreme exhibit at Dubbo National Show & Sale
  • 2011 Grand Champion Fine Wool Ram at Bendigo. Also top priced sale ram at  $26 000 that year.
  • 2011 Supreme Merino Exhibit Sydney Royal Easter Show. (Grand Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ram)
  • 2010 Grand Champion Fine wool Ewe. 2nd,3rd, and 4th in the production class Sydney Royal Easter Show.
  • 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Fine wool ram, and Grand Champion Fine Medium wool ewe at Sydney Royal Easter Show.
  • 2008 Grand Champion fine wool ram, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion fine medium wool ewes,Best Junior sheep, Best Pair, and 1st place in the famous Stonehaven Cup for the best team of 5 merinos.
  • 2005 Supreme Merino Exhibit (Grand Champion fine/medium wool ewe)
  • 1999 Supreme Merino Exhibit (Grand Champion Fine Wool Ram) Best Merino Ewe (Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe) 

Features

  • Nerstane is one of the only studs in Australia that benchmarks themselves against the rest of the industry in every possible way. Nerstane enters their genetics in  everything from the show ring, sire evaluations, wether trials, and fleece competitions.
  • Nerstane commenced breeding in 1965 with the aim of producing easy care sheep with the highest dollar production per head under commercial conditions.
  • Nerstane is renowned for its heavy cutting, long staple length, soft handling wool that tests finer than it looks.
  • Nerstane is a very strict believer in progeny testing and only using & passing on the best proven genetics.

Sales

On Property
Location: Nerstane On - Property
Time: Starts Friday 12pm on the last Friday of January every year
Offered:  Approx. 200 rams, approx 1000 ewes including both stud and commercial.
Contact vendor for details Hamish 0429772778 or Jock 04297775891 
 

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