In the latest publication of Superior Sires, Karori has entered 3 sires into the New England Sire Evaluation between 2012-2016. Those 3 sires had 32%-41% more tops than the average of the 228 sires entered into Sire Evaluations across Australia during that period as well as between 24%-31% less culls than the average.
Karori is a supplier of wool to a new iconic Australian brand "Bluey Merino". Bluey Merino is making uniquely soft garments in Australia for elite athletes using 16.0-16.5 micron wools from Karori.
Excellent ASBVs for Eye Muscle Depth (EMD). Karori is performing well above the National Average for Eye Muscle
Excellent ASBVs for Staple Strength. 47% of the price received for your wool is now based on staple strength
Excellent FDCVs which are 1.5-2.0 below the National Average. Karori consistently has excellent CVs in long wool (as against good CVs in short wool which is much easier to achieve)
1.5u to 3.0u below national average for Fibre Diameter with some rams in top 1% for fineness
One of the leading studs in Australia for worm resistance. Karori has a flock average ASBV (Australian Sheep Breeding Value) for YWEC of -28. Karori has been breeding for worm resistance for 15 years
Above average for FP+ index in Australian Sheep Genetics (SGA) database
"A young progressive and dynamic stud producing exceptionally soft, low micron, quality wools"
"Sheep bred in the paddock for the paddock so will perform under normal commercial conditions. Emphasis is on profitability by breeding sheep with: "
Excellent plain bodies. Karori has ceased mulesing in a challenging climate.
High fleece values
Pronounced white lustre
Excellent staple length
Frame & constitution
Karori also has sheep with unique features that contribute to the quality of meat on the carcase if the ewes are used for producing prime lambs. 5 out of 8 sires used as sires in the 2016 progeny drop are trait leaders for intramuscular fat (IMF) with an average ASBV of +.71 (avg in Merino Select is -0.17) and Shear Force (ShearF5) with an average of -1.38 (avg +0.8). These sires are in the top 1% for IMF and in the top 5% for Shear Force and are important traits for people wanting to produce a dual purpose sheep. Intramuscular Fat is basically marbling and has been shown to have a significant impact on the flavour, juiciness, tenderness and overall likeability of lamb. Shear Force is correlated to tenderness and is a measure of the force required to cut through the loin muscle of lamb after 5 days of ageing. The more negative the ASBV the more tender the meat.
"Karori" Walcha NSW 2354
Starts 1pm Friday 2nd February 2018
56 rams at auction + 40 private sale rams
56 Superfine horned and semi-poll rams will be offered for sale on the 2nd February 2018. These rams display exceptional quality wools with unique softness & brightness, are plain bodied and have a great constitution.