Everyone was waiting for 2019 to end, with drought lingering on and bush fires burning (what a show). We purchased 1700 acres of flood irrigation at Condobolin in on the Lachlan River to grow our own fodder for stock. After shearing in March 2020 we sent 5,000 ewes away

December 17th, 2020|

Show Results

Due to Covid-19, nearly all shows have been cancelled this year. Canberra CSSM went ahead before Covid hit, and we were extremely successful winning Grand Champion August Shorn Ewe and Grand Champion Medium Ram. This ewe has since been flushed with four eggs collected and naturally joined with Gladiator.

December 17th, 2020|

AI Program

With the purchase of Gladiator we took the opportunity to do a big ET program this year. We sent 11 of our top stud ewes to LBS Jerilderie. A total of 128 eggs were collected and transplanted into surrogate ewes with pleasing results. Thanks to Michelle Humphries and Michael

December 17th, 2020|

Ewe Comp 2020

Lach River clients have had another good year in the competition, with Melrose Pastoral overall runner up. They have entered the competition for three years, achieving runners up twice and overall winner once. Leon, Margaret and Luke Casgrove flocks have come a long way in the competition with their

December 17th, 2020|

Raw Data

This year we have started collecting raw data in our Stud with the assistance of Rick Power and Sally Martin. Our young ram lambs shorn at 7 months cut an average of 7.9kg, top of 12.5kg. All new season Ram lamb and ewe lambs have E tags fitted. We

December 17th, 2020|

Lach River gets its impact

Lach River Merino Stud has been looking for another impact sire and Collinsville 180641 (named Gladiator) caught our eye at Hay Sheep Show 2019. He was put up for auction at Adelaide Ram Sale in August 2019 where he was purchased for $72,500. The price tag shows how sought after

December 17th, 2020|

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