Kamora Park's Newsletter
New Purchase: Seymour Park 23
We are excited by our new purchase of SP 23, a stud reserve from Seymour Park, Narrogin, WA, for $25,000. We have used semen from three Seymour Park rams, including George (the sire of SP23) - a champion medium wool ram at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo, VIC, and have been impressed with the rich, crimpy wools.
SP23 is an outstanding, very modern Merino with beautifully aligned, white, medium wool and a great long body. He has great neck extension, a pure face and is structurally correct with a loose skin. He has wool which is so hard to find, being rich and sharply aligned and oozing lustre. He had a bodyweight of 125 kilograms off-shears and his fleece measurements included 19.2 Mic, 3.0 SD, 16.6 CV and 99.8 CF.
His first progeny are exceptional and will be offered at our 2019 ram sale.
Dual Purpose Qualities
At Kamora Park we continually put our claims of ‘producing dual purpose sheep’ to the test. Since the inception of the Fibre Meat Class at the Royal Adelaide Show, Kamora Park has been the most successful exhibitor; a record we are very proud of.
We have exhibited the overall winner on 2 occasions, and have won the award for the 3 highest scoring rams on 2 occasions also. We have also had success at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show’s All Purpose Class, also measuring dual purpose traits.
KP 304 was the winner of the Fibre Meat Class at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2008 and has been used successfully in several flocks, including the Turretfield dual purpose flock. As a result of this extensive comparison and the Merino Select linkages, KP 304 ranked in the top 10 nationally for the 3 main Merino Select indices.