Koole Vale Merinos

 

 

Highlights

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Since 2001 Koole Vale has invested cosiderable time and effort showing sheep and wool at regional shows as well as the Royal Melbourne Show. While this has been an enjoyable part of the stud it is a big part of promotion, learning, improvement and meeting people with a passion and knowledge of the sheep and wool industry.

 Koole Vale has consistantly been able to demonstrate the quality of its breeding program with awards. The following lists some of the awards Koole Vale has recieved in the past few years.

2018

Balmoral Show

  • Champion Fine Merino Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Poll Ram (14 rams in section)

2017

Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Reserve Champion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Strong Ram 
  • 2nd Group of 3 Rams (show only)
  • Sold 5 Rams to a top of $2500 averaging $1900 

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Champion & Reserve Champion Medium March shorn Rams

Bendigo 

  • Champion August Shorn Medium Ewe
  •  Champion Strong Fleece (off the Poll Ram sold to Kerrilyn in 2016)
  • 2 firsts and a 2nd in the Fleece competition. Ram fleeces weighing up to 13.5kg.
  • Sold 4 Rams to a top of $2500 to Gary Griffin and averaged $2275

Balmoral Show

  • Reserve Champion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Medium Poll Ram

2016

Hay Merino Sheep Show

  • Champion Medium Ram, 40 Studs and 400 sheep exhibited from 3 States.
  • 3rd Group of 5 Merino Sheep

Royal Melbourne Show

  • Most Valuable Fleece (6th time)
  • Best Medium Fleece
  • Best Fine Fleece

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Champion Medium Housed Ram
  • Champion March Shorn Medium Poll Ram
  • Champion Medium Poll August Shorn Ram

Balmoral Show

  • Best Group of 3 Rams
  • Reserve Champion Strong Poll Ram

2015

Royal Melbourne Show

  • Supreme Champion Merino & Poll Merino
  • Champion Medium Ewe
  • Champion Medium Poll Ram
  • Champion Fine Poll Ewe
  • Most Valuable Fleece (5th time) 

Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Sold 4 rams to a top of $2500 Average $1625. Including two new clients.
  • Congratulations to Glendonald Stud topping the sale at $21,000.

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram (Poll B1139)
  • Champion Medium Poll Ram
  • Reserve Champion Housed Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Fine March Shorn Poll Ram

Bendigo Sheep Show

  • 2 firsts and a second in the Medium and Fine-Medium Rams Fleece Sections
  • A second and two thirds in the open classes
  • Sold 3 Rams to $1500

Ovens Valley Wether trial

  • 6th Place out of 35 teams
  • 2nd Heaviest Woolcut, 10.32kg, 19.3micron.

Balmoral Show

  • Champion Medium Poll Ram

 

2014

Royal Melbourne Show

  • Supreme Champion Merino
  • Champion Fine Ram
  • Champion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Medium Ram & Ewe
  • Most Successful Exhibitor 

Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Champion Medium Ram 12-437
  • Champion Medium Ewe
  • Champion Strong Ram
  • Best Group of 3 Merinos
  • Sold 5 Rams to a top of $2000 to 5 Cients (2 New)

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Champion Medium Ram 12-437
  • Champion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion March shorn Medium Ram

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

  • Finalist in Victorian Pairs
  • 4th & 3rd in Open section
  • 3rd & 3 Highly Commended in Fleece Section
  • Sold 3 Rams to a top of $1750 to 3 clients

Hay Sheep Show

  • Champion August Shorn Medium Ewe

 

Loddon Valley District Merino Field Day

  • 3rd Place in Pen of 3 Ram Lambs (Poll)

Balmoral Show

  • Champion Medium Merino Ewe

2013

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

  • Clients - L.Gleeson & Sons, Won Champion Commercial Fleece 
  • Reserve Champion Strong Merino Ewe 19.4 micron (Woolcut11kg)
  • Champion Restricted Fine-Medium Ram & Ewe
  • Champion Restricted Medium Ewe 
  • Champion Restricted Strong Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Restricted Fine-Medium Ram

Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Reserve Champion Strong Ewe 19.4 micron 
  • Reserve Champion Open Fine Ewe
  • Sold 4 Rams to a top of $2500 average $1600

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Reserve Champion Medium March shorn Poll Ram
  • Reserve Champion Superfine March shorn Ram

Melbourne Royal

  • Most Valuable Fleece (4th time)

Ovens Valley Wether Trial 2013 Shearing

  • 2nd Place Overall (26 teams)
  • 8.71kg 19.3micron Av. $70.65
  • 65kg Body Weight (4th Heaviest)

 

Grand Champion Merino Ewe- Hamilton 2009    Photo - Wayne Jenkins

2012

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

  • Champion Strong Wool Fleece
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool Fleece
  • Champion Restricted Strong Wool Ram 20.4 micron
  • Reserve Champion Fine-Medium Poll Ewe
  • Sold 3 Rams to $2000

Hamilton Sheepvention

  • Champion Medium/Strong Poll Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Fine Poll  Ewe
  • Sold 5 Rams for the first time top $2250 average $1600

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Champion August Shorn Medium Poll Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Fine Poll Ewe

Melbourne Royal

  • Most Valuable Fleece (3rd time) & Best Medium Fleece

Ovens Valley Wether Trial

  • Highest Wool cutting team (26 teams).
  •  8.45kg of 18.4 micron = $92.87
  • 6th Place overall.

Bendigo Ag. Show

  • Champion Stud Fleece          

Heathcote Show

  • Champion Fleece

Clunes & District Show

  • Most Valuable Fleece
  • Champion Merino Ewe

 

2011

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

  • Champion Strong Poll Ewe
  • Champion Restricted Medium Ewe & Reserve Champion Restricted Fine-Medium Ram
  • Champion Unhoused Fine-Medium Ram
  • Sold 3 Rams to $3000 ave. $2000

Hamilton Sheepvention

  • Champion Medium/Strong Poll Ewe
  • Champion Unhoused Medium Ram

Ballarat Sheep Show

  • Champion Medium Poll Ewe
  • Reserve Chamion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Unhoused Medium Ram

2009 Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Grand Champion Merino Ewe
  • Champion Fine/Superfine Poll Ewe

2005 Hamilton Sheepvention 

  • Grand Champion Merino Ram
  • Champion Medium Poll Ram
  • Mr Heavy - Cut 21kg

The top Koole Vale horn and poll rams are made available at some of the top merino shows and sales in Victoria including Bendigo (ASBA), Hamilton Sheepvention and North East/Benalla.

Please feel free to approach any member of the Koole Vale team at any of the shows for further information, assistance or to arrange no obligation inspections.