News and Media

Langdene Success at South West Slopes Field Day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Committee of the South West Slopes Field Day hosted a very successful day, with crowds in excess of 1500 people. We received positive feedback on our displayed sheep - which are the lead rams of our On-Property Sale, to be held on 26th September next.

The highlight of the Field Day for Langdene being when our Ram LD13-0615 was awarded NSW State Champion All-Purpose Merino Ram Lamb.  He measured 19 Micron, 38 EMD, 6mm Fat, and weighed 112Kg. 

We were delighted when Langdene client Ken Wolfe, accompanied by Manager David Zouch, of "Hollow Mount" in Bigga, won the Ewe Competition - Short Wool Section with their pen of 10 Ewes, from a field of 20 other teams, based on Objective and Subjective judging. The "Hollow Mount" Ewes were also awarded Overall Winners and The People's Choice Award. 

 

Langdene Genetics Rein Supreme at Bendigo

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

As another Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo drew to a close, we were thrilled to see Grathlyn Merino Stud claim the "Supreme Sheep" of the Show and the sale top price of $25,000.   This magnificent Super Fine Ram was sired by Langdene's 2009 Australian Supreme Ram (LD07-4073).

To sweeten their success, Grathlyn also secured the Grand Champion Ultra Fine Ram award, with a full brother to their Supreme exhibit.

Congratulations also to Nerstane Merino Stud who were awarded Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ram of the Show.  This ram was also sired by LD07-4073.

We look forward to seeing this ram in Sydney in 2015 as he is a March Shorn Ram.


We also congratulate Grassy Creek Merino Stud for claiming the Champion Fine Wool All Purpose Ram.  This exceptionally well grown Ram was sired by LD11-0075.


It was also very satisfying to see commercial wool growers, Ken & Eleanor Brown of "Westwood", Gravesend, enter fleeces for the first time in the Australian Fleece Competition at Bendigo.  One of their ewe fleeces was successful in gaining First Place in the Medium Wool Section, from 26 entries.  The fleece weighed 7.6Kgs skirted, which was the heaviest in its class and also had the highest commercial value of $70.99, its nearest competitor reaching $63.94.


2013 ram sale highs

Monday, October 14, 2013

Below is a video from our 2013 ram sale, compiled by The Land newspaper:


Mick Inder Champion Dubbo Show

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Winning Pair of Highest Commercial Value Fleeces 
exhibited by Wattle Grove Partnership Dunedoo at Dubbo 
Show 2013 (for 7th consecutive year)

Congratulations to Wattle Grove Partnership Dunedoo on winning the pair of highest commercial value fleeces at the recent Dubbo Show. These two commercial fleeces cut a staggering 8.3 kg and 7 kg, which tested at 18.3 micron and 18.6 micron with a fleece value of $66.07 and $55.75 respectively. 


This is the seventh consecutive year the Inder family has won this award. These fleeces where shorn from the maiden ewes which won the Tablelands Ewe Competition back in February, 2013. 


Langdene clients triumph at early-2013 ewe competitions

Friday, March 15, 2013

Three Langdene clients have had a terrific start to 2013, winning their local ewe competitions. This is the ultimate test of our genetics, so we're rapt to see our clients achieving these outstanding results in a commercial setting.


There were 20 flocks in the Crookwell ewe comp and the eventual winners were our clients, Ken and Freya Wolf, "Hollow Mount", Bigga. Pictured, above right, is manager, David Zouch.

The Wolf family has been on Langdene genetics since 2008. Follow the link to read a full story in The Land newspaper.


Pictured right, in the Parkes ewe comp, is Geoff and son Phillip Cole of "Pindari", Mandagery. The Coles have been using Langdene genetics since 2007, and their flock was selected about seven other participants to take out this year's competition - after coming runner-up in 2012.


There were 16 flocks in the Tablelands ewe comp and victor for the second year in a row was Mick Inder, "Mayfield", Dunedoo. Mick is pictured, below, with his son, Kurt. This flock has featured Langdene genetics for 29 years, and came runner-up in this ewe competition in 2011. 


Well done to all three clients!!!























Great Southern Supreme Merino, Canberra 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This year had great success in the August shorn section at the resent GSSM show at Canberra on the 19th and 20th of January. LD-0075 caught the judges eyes recieving champion August shorn medium wool ram and overall champion August shorn ram of the show. 

 

Other major highlights included winning the August shorn group of three rams and two ewes for the 3rd year in a row and recieving Reserve Champion in the August shorn medium wool ewe.

 

Overall a very successful show for Langdene.



LD110075 Mic 19.7 SD 3.2 CV 16.2 CF 99.2

Champion August Shorn Medium Wool Ram




Champion August Shorn Breeders Group

(3rd consecutive year)

Langdene's 2012 Auction Sales

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Another on property sale over to top off a fantastic year for Langdene. The sale was a huge success following on from outstanding results in Bendigo, Hamiliton and Dubbo. Click on the thumbnail to the right to download The Land newspaper's report on our sale.

 

The on property sale attracted buyers from Vic, WA and all over NSW, including several new buyers for the first time. This year there were 119 sold from a cataolgue of 120; due to rise in demand from an increasing client basis.

 

There were many favourable comments from clients and agents regarding the well presented and even line up with an average body weight of 94.6kg and micron of 18.1. Their consistency was shown through the average price of the sale; $2346.

 

The sale topped at $9000, sold to Pat Millear, Stud Park South, Wilaura, Vic. The top priced ram was an embryo transfer bred lamb. He also had 5 other full brothers in the sale which were in high demand, averaging $6200.

 

The second top priced ram was $8500, a full brother to the top priced ram, sold to Wattlegrove P/Ship and Taylor family of Dunedoo.

 

Other buyers included BP Freeth and Sons, Collie,  one ram to $7000, Peter & Ken Pastoral, Crookwell, two rams to $6500 and $6000 (full brothers to the top priced ram).

 

Volume buyers include Belmore Ag, Yeoval 10 rams to $2000, Paspaley Pearls, Kurrajong Park, Coolah, 18 rams to $2200, and Geurie Rural with 12 rams. Buckulla Pastoral Co, Burren Junction with 9 rams and Earlston Pastoral Co, Gravesend and the Leader family from Binnaway with 6 rams each.

 

This years sale had 35 rams selling from $1500 to $800, making them very afforable.

 

The Langdene team would like to thank all the buyers and supporters of our sheep throughout the year. We wish them the very best with their purchases and encourage clients to approach us with any queries they may have.

 

Throughout the year Langdene has achieved the highest sale average at Hamilton and Dubbo, reflecting the high quailty, consistency and growing demand for Langdene genetics throughout Australia.

Download our sale report as it appeared in The Land newspaper.

Langdene's success at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Langdene faced fierce competition at Bendigo this year. We were extremely competitive in all our classes, coming home with major success in winning:

  • Grand Champion Fine Wool Ewe of the Show
  • Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Champion FIne Wool Ram (Lot 1 Dubbo Ram Sale)
  • Reserve Champion FIne/Medium Wool Ram
  • Runner Up Lionel Weatherly Group (3 Rams, 2 Ewes), for the 3rd consecutive year

Our success continued into Monday Ram Sale with 2 stud rams on offer. Our lead ram which tested 16.9 micron, took out the 6th tooth fine wool class the previous day. He then went onto be sold for $8500 (equal 3rd top price). Following on our second stud ram sold for $3000.

 

LANGDENE CLEANS UP AUGUST SHORN SECTION AT SYDNEY ROYAL

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Langdene dominated the August shorn classes at this years Royal Easter Show, giving the Stud the title of the most successful exhibitor for 2012. Langdene also won the Bruce Merriman Cup (3 rams 2 ewes); see photo below.


The Group consisted with the lead ram and the lead ewe, sired by LD6342, a son of Nerstane 4636, second ram LD1689, testing 16 micron was sired by the 2009 Langdene Australian Supreme.


Other major success included:

Junior Champion August shorn ewe

Reserve Grand Champion fine wool ewe

Reserve Grand Champion Fine/Medium wool ram

Champion Fine/Medium August shorn Ram

Champion Fine wool ewe - August shorn

Reserve Champion Fine/medium wool August shorn ewe

Reserve Champion Fine wool ram - August shorn

Third in Pairs - August Shorn.



Around the World to Just Around the Corner

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Around the World...

 

 

At the Comodoro Rivadavia Sheep Show in Argentina February 2012, the Gonzalo family from the Rio Pico Stud exhibited the Supreme Merino Sheep of the show. Their winning ram was sired by a Langdene Sire they purchased at Bendigo in 2007. The Comodoro Rivadavia is regarded as Argentina's leading sheep show, winning the Supreme is therefore highly prestigious and regarded as a huge honour.

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Exhibit Comodoro Rivadavia, Rio Pico Stud


Just Around the Corner...

 

February proved to be a very successful month for Langdene clients. At the 13th annual Tablelands Flock Ewe Competition there were 12 flocks entered for the judges', Alan Dawson of Winyar Stud, Canowindra and Danny Picker of Hillcreston Park Stud, Bigga. Coming out with first place was long term Langdene clients the Inder family of Wattle Grove Partnership, Dunedoo. The judges commented on these winning ewes as being large framed, highly productive and extremely even in wool type and size.

 

 

 

 

 

Winning Wattle Grove maiden ewes 2012

 

 

Another success came in the Parkes Flock Ewe Competition with 8 flocks entered making it extremely difficult for the judges. Second place went to Geoff Cole of Pindari, Parkes also a long term Langdene client. The judges commented that the Cole's flock were of excellent wool quality, well nourished with good brightness and character.

 

 

Geoff Cole with his maiden ewes