Dunluce merino stud takes home prizes for top flock

Dunluce farmers Norm and Kerri Weir produce some of the regionʼs, and the countryʼs, best all purpose sheep, and have found success at a number of shows recently.

Norm Weir knows a thing or two about quality sheep, and success in the show ring is proving his Dunluce-raised flock are some of the best in the country.

Mr Weir ’s family has been farming in the region since 1961 and he and wife Kerri are passionate about breeding quality sheep at their Kerrilyn Merino and Poll Merino Stud.

The couple recently found success at the highly regarded Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo last month where they entered 20 sheep in a range of categories.

One of their most impressive results from the show was the merino all purpose reserve champion placing of one of their dual purpose (sheep bred to produce both meat and wool) rams.

“I got a few reserve champions at Bendigo but the biggest was for the dual purpose ram,” Mr Weir said.

“There were 78 rams in that category from all over the country and we ended up missing out on the champion placing by less than a point.”

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, August 20

 

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