Haddon Rig purchased three Poll Boonoke rams PB150295 for $8,000, PB150274 for $10,000 and PB150338 for $44,000 in 2017 at the Poll Boonoke Annual On-Farm Sale.
Regarding the Merino Poll stud, George Falkiner says, “Producers are attracted to the fertility and fast-maturing properties of Polls, but also want easy-care and fly-resistant animals to counteract international concerns over mulesing, So we are aiming to breed big, early maturing pure Poll rams with plain frames, correct conformation and good heads, with no sweaty Polls or scurs.
Our Poll rams must also be heavy cutting, with the ability to grow a very high-quality, soft, bright wool. “But the market is still looking to make more dollars per hectare. So like our Merino rams, the Poll rams must be good converters, growing quickly into strong, healthy animals that reach 45-50kg at 8-9 months of age. “In turn, these rams will produce more lambs with quicker growth rates, suitable for feedlots or fat lamb sales.