Cressbrook rams have a long breeding history of fine wool genetics.
- Founded in 1954 on pure Merryville blood.
- During the early 70’s a small infusion of finer Peppin blood was introduced to increase clean fleece weight and body weight
- In recent years poll genetics from Billandri and CenterPlus WA has been introduced to further boost these important traits.
Cressbrook rams are run under commercial conditions.
- Situated in the New England Tablelands of NSW, is just 16 kms from Armidale.
- The New England experiences four distinct seasons, so our sheep must cope with September lambing, with frost, winds and occasional snow; a high summer rainfall to test their ability to resist fly-strike; and long winters when feed is at a minimum.
Cressbrook rams provide you with an opportunity to invest in a “finer” future.
- We maintain extensive records and can provide average measurement figures for our environment.
- The past two years, adult (3 years plus) fleece line fibre diameter has been 16.7 micron and mature breeding ewes have cut an average of 5.0kg with a yield average of 78% for fleece wools at 90mm length.
- Our goal is to maintain current fibre diameter whilst increasing fleece weight as quickly as possible, along with moderate gains in staple strength and body weight. We will achieve this by using the Merino Select FP+ index.