2016 Glen Innes Wether Trial – First Shearing
39 teams, 16 bloodlines evaluated. Cressbrook Merinos represented by 4 teams. 12 month average price data used.
|BLOODLINE||GFW||FD||BDW||AVE $/HD||AVE $/DSE|
Australian National Field Day Merino Wether Comparison 2012-2015.
Six of the most prominent New England studs have been represented by commercial clients flocks in this trial. Both Cressbrook blood teams in the trial finished ahead of their New England counterparts on a combined 3 year fleece/carcass value evaluation.
2014 New England Sire Evaluation
Cressbrook sire 110584 currently ranks 2nd on the FP+ after the first years evaluation, involving 13 industry leading sires in the trial. He also has the 3rd highest number of progeny classed into the Tops grade and the 2nd lowest number of culls. Cressbrook 110584 is one of only 3 sires to achieve both high measured and high visual scores in the trial.
2013 New England Sire Evaluation
This trial includes 14 industry leading sires. Cressbrook 110503 has achieved 2nd heaviest yearling body weights and far superior wec scores to any other sire in the trial. After the first years evaluation he ranked above the average on all four slection indexes.
Three year cumulative results from Australian National Merino Wether Comparison held at Orange between 2004-2007.
|Bloodline||Net Profit / Ha||Rank|
|Cressbrook||122.91||4 out of 38|
|Ave all teams||90.42|
Pooled national wether trial data compiled by NSW DPI contains data from 58 wether trials throughout Australia between 1994 to 2004. A total of 71 bloodlines were analysed.
Net Profit / Ha
|Cressbrook||4.1||19.2||49.5||42||4 out of 71|
|Ave all teams||4.2||20.6||49.7||13|
Productivity and profitability of merino bloodlines from the Criag Wilson Livestock and Australian National Field Day combined wether Trial 2005-2006
Net Profit / Ha
|Cressbrook||3.6||17.2||47.6||222||4 out of 60|
|Ave all teams||4.2||18.2||51.3||166|
Meirnos to Match – Hamilton Victoria 2006
This wether trial comprised 15 wethers from 3 client flocks. A total of 29 bloodlines were analysed and results ranked on the SGA Merino 14% Index
|Bloodline||CFW||FD||CV||SS||BW||Merino 14% Index Rank|
|Cressbrook||4.46||19||16.8||43.8||43.8||3rd out of 29|
|Ave all teams||4.96||19.6||18.1||40.9||59.9|
Holmes & Sackett Wether Trial 2001
|Bloodline||Total Fleece Value / hd|
over 3 years
|Carcass Value / hd @|
over 3 years / hd
|Ave all teams||88.30||23.02||111.32|
Consisted of three teams of 50 randomly selected wethers
Testimonial DAVID LEVY Wando Estate, Casterton. Victoria
Ability to thrive, low micron and impressive fleece weight are the outstanding features of the Cressbrook sheep, which have been running as part of our wool growing enterprise, over the past two years.
The Wando Estate flock is run in 27 inch rainfall in S.W. Victoria. Average 14.7 DSE/Ha – above average for the district. Spring 1999 failed and led to a difficult summer. Cressbrook wethers did not receive any supplementary feed and managed well under extreme conditions – their doing ability was self evident.
At our May wool sale the New England wool realised our highest price.