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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



Another Breeders' Group gong for Langdene

Thursday, February 02, 2012

We had a great result in the showring at this year's Great Southern Supreme Merino (GSSM) Show, held in Canberra on January 21 and 22.

Results included:

* Champion August Shorn Breeders' Group (below)

* Champion August Shorn Fine Wool Ram (right): LD10-1689. His one-year-old test figures are: micron 14.5, SD 2.3, CV 15.9, CF 100. We have semen available from this ram. If you are interested, please contact us

On-property ram sale attracts big crowd

Monday, September 26, 2011

We were rapt with the result of our on-property ram sale on Friday, September 23, where we sold all 108 rams to average $2719. We had a record 54 registered bidders and rams were 
soldright across the NSW Central West, and as far away as the New England and Southern Tablelands. 

The sale reached a high of $9000, bought by repeat client, Peter and Ken Pastoral, Crookwell. Most buyers were repeat clients and we are grateful for their ongoing support. We also welcome several new clients to Langdene and look forward to working with them to improve their Merino flocks.

For the full report in The Land newspaper, please click the image on the right.

Langdene's Dubbo National BLITZ

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Langdene enjoyed a fantastic 2011 Dubbo National in late-August. We were the most successful exhibitor of the event and our top show successes included: 

* Elders City of Dubbo Group - for the second consecutive year

* Max Smith Pair

* Champion Sale Ram

* Champion Medium Wool Ram (August shorn)

* Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ewe (August shorn)

* Champion Fine Wool Ram (March shorn)

* Champion Fine Wool Ram Sale Ram

* Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ram Sale Ram

* Runner-up Elders Pen 3 sale rams
* Reserve Champion medium wool sale ram
* Reserve Champion medium wool ewe (August shorn)

In the wool section, Langdene won Champion housed medium wool ewe fleece. The fleece is from a ewe from the winning 2010 Elders City of Dubbo Breeders Group. The ewe is sired by LD4530. The fleece also won Supreme fleece at Dunedoo and Dubbo Shows.

At the Dubbo National sale, we sold all seven of our rams for a top of $14,000 and average of $7786. Thanks to all buyers and underbidders.

Langdene wins Pen of Five Rams (Long Wool) at Hamilton

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Langdene enjoyed a successful exhibition at Hamilton Sheepvention, VIC, in early August. We were rapt to win the open class 'Pen of Five Rams - Long Wool' section'.

In the sale, the top-priced ram, LD090093, - with 15.5 micron - sold to a Tasmanian stud for the equal second top-price of $7,000. His sire was Champion Sale ram at Dubbo National 2009, which sold to Walwa Stud, Gunning, NSW.

Also two sons of the Australian Supreme sold for $6,000 and $2,500, and another, a son of LD4530 sold for $4,500. Langdene achieved the second highest average of $4,800. All 5 rams were sold to stud or for ram breeding programs.

Client ‘Grassy Creek’ stud wins Tom Culley award

Thursday, May 05, 2011
The Land 2011 Sydney Royal Show Report, May 5

Not only has the award been a tremendous boost to Grassy Creek, but also to the breeders of the ewe’s sire, the Cox family of Langdene stud, Dunedoo, who sold the fine wool sire, Langdene 4530 at the Hamilton Ram Sales in 2008 for the top price of $19,000 to the Corkhills in a syndicate with four other studs.
A son shown by Langdene stud gained reserve junior champion August shorn Merino ram and Langdene also exhibited the champion  of that section by another sire, the 2009 Australian supreme Merino.

For the whole story, please click on the image to the right.

Client Laurie Pope, selling ewes at Narromine, story in Bill Tatt’s Stock talk.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Western Magazine Monday 2nd May 2011, page 11

Due to Easter deadlines the most recent Narromine Store Sheep Sale did not make the last column.
Indicative of the strength of the store sheep market was the number of buyers who arrived at Narromine for only 11,000 head auctioned on April 20.

For more information please click on the image to the right.

Langdene group powers to top

Thursday, February 03, 2011
The Land Great Southern Supreme show report 2011, page 84, February 3

LANGDENE genetics were very much in evidence during the group competitions at the Great Southern Supreme Merino (GSSM) show.
The stud itself won the August-shorn group (three rams, two ewes), and three Langdene sired sheep were in the top March-shorn group.

For the full story, please click the image on the right.

Langdene hits highest average of $2307

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Land Livestock, Page 64, Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE highest Merino on-property ram sale average for NSW in 2010 was achieved last Friday, when all but one of the 86 ram lineup cleared, averaging $2307, at the Cox family’s Langdene Merino stud, Dunedoo.

To read the whole article, click on the image to the right.