Koole Vale Merinos

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  • 2019
  • 4th On Property Ram Sale 9th October 2019. 38 Rams Horn and Poll ,Paddock Run, 21 White Suffolk Rams.
  • Best Pen of 3 Ram Lambs at Loddon Valley Merino Field Day
  • Champion Fleece in State at VAS convention. (Champion at all Agricultural Shows)
  • Hay - Riverina Wool, Best Victorian Hogget Ram
  • Victorian Sheep Show Ballarat - Reserve Champion Medium Ram and Ewe, Champion Medium March Shorn Ram and Poll Ram.
  • Bendigo -Reserve Champion Medium Ewe, Best Victorian Medium Ewe 
  • Hamilton - Champion Medium Ewe, Reserve Champion Medium Ewe, 1st Group of 3 Rams (Same 3 as Loddon Valley!). Sale Pen made the top 5 in judging, ssold 3 to $3000 twice to Bill Barlow and another for $2000 to C.Cann.
  • 2018
  • 3rd On Property Ram Sale 10th October 2018. Approx 40 rams Horn & Poll Paddock run Rams.
  • Ballarat Sheep Show - Supreme Merino , Champion Medium Poll Ram, Champion Merino Ram
  • Hamilton - Champion Strong Ram. Wool cut 20kg. Reserve Champion Fine Ram, wool cut 16.8kg.
  • Nick & Gary Harrop won Commercial Flock of the year. Glendonald & Koole Vale rams.
  • Balmoral Show - Champion Fine Merino Ram & Reserve Champion Medium Poll Ram (14 in section)
  • 2017
  • 2nd On Property Ram Sale 11th October 2017, sold 32 rams to a top of $1900 ave $1006. White Suffolk’s topped at $1100
  • Hamilton Sheepvention- Reserve Champion Medium Ewe, Reserve Champion Strong Ram & 2nd in the group of 3 Rams. Sold all 5 Rams to 5 buyers to a top of $2500 ave. $1900.
  • Ballarat Show - Champion & Reserve Champion Medium March shorn Rams.
  • Bendigo Sheep Show - Champion Open August Shorn Medium Ewe, Champion Strong Fleece, 2 firsts and a 2nd in the fleece competition.
  • Offering 4 Rams at Bendigo, 5 at Hamilton & 8 at Benalla.
  • Sold ewes at Bendigo Sheep Market to a market top of $166, best ever old sheep price at Koole Vale! Old Rams made $130.
  • Balmoral Show- Reserve Champion Medium Ewe & Reserve Champion Medium Poll Ram.
  • 2016
  • 1st On Property Ram Sale 12th October, Approx. 35 Horn & Poll Paddock Rams.
  • Sold 28 Merino & Poll Rams to top of $1600 ave $954. All 12 White Suffolk Rams to a top of $900 twice, ave. $712. Top price to Tattersall Bros, top Poll to Bennman Stud. 8 new clients.  Top  two White Suffolk's sold to Stan Artridge.
  • Ballarat Sheep Show - Champion Housed Medium Ram. Champion March Shorn Medium Poll Ram. Champion Medium August Poll Ram
  • Bendigo Sheep Show - Sold 4 rams to $2500,  $2000 Poll ram to Kerrilyn Stud. 1st, 2nd & 3rd in fleece comp. equal 3rd Most successful Exhibitor.
  • Hay Merino Sheep Show - Champion Medium Ram. 40 studs and 400 sheep exhibited from 3 states.
  • Ovens Valley Wether Trial - 2nd Heaviest Cutting from 35 teams, 5th place  9.97kg average.
  • Balmoral Show - Best Group of 3 Rams, Reserve Champion Strong Poll Ram
  • 2015
  • Royal Melbourne Show - Supreme Champion Merino & Poll Merino, Most Valuable Fleece (5th time).
  • North East Merino Benalla Sale - Sold 7 to a top of $2200 and averaged $1440. Top price was purchased by C & D Cann. Body weights to 106kg.
  • Hamilton Sheepvention - Sold 4 rams to a top of $2500. Two seconds in the show in classes of seven or more.
  • Ballarat Sheep Show - Grand Champion Medium Ram  (Poll B1139), Reserve Champion Medium housed ewe.
  • Bendigo Sheep Show - 2 firsts and a second in the fleece show, a second and two thirds in the sheep open classes, B1139 came third out of 12 Poll rams and the Champion and Reserve where first and second (both from W.A).  Sold 3 rams to $1500.
  • Ovens Valley Wether Trial - 2nd Heaviest Average Woolcut in trial, 10.32kg.
  • Balmoral Show - Champion Medium Poll Ram
  • 2014
  • Champion Stud & Most Valuable Fleece at Bendigo Ag. show.
  • Purchased 10 Ewes at the One Oak Dispersal. We have also A.I 24 ewes to One Oak 11-304.
  • Royal Melbourne Show, Supreme Champion Merino, Champion Fine Ram, Champion & Reserve Medium Ewe, Reserve Champion Medium Ram & Most Successful Exhibitor. 
  • Hamilton Sheepvention; Grand Champion Medium Ram & Ewe, Champion Strong Ram & Best Group of 1 Ram and 2 Ewes. Sold 5 Rams to five buyers, top of $2000.
  • Ballarat Sheep Show. Grand Champion Medium Ram & Ewe. Reserve Champion Medium March Shorn Ram.
  • Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show. In our first showing in the open section we achieved a fourth in the 6tooth Medium Ram, third in 6tooth Medium Ewe, made the final 7 in the Victorian Pairs, a third and three Highly Commended places in the fleece section. 900 Merino's were on show and 490 fleeces.We also sold all three rams offered to three buyers to a top of $1750.
  • Sold merino lambs to $127. 
  • Hay Sheep Show,  Champion August Shorn Medium Ewe. Over 30 Studs from 3 States exhibited at Hay.
  • Loddon Valley Merino field day, 3rd place in pen of 3 ram lambs. (Poll)
  • Balmoral Show Result, Champion Medium Merino Ewe
  • 2013
  • Bendigo Sheep & Wool show 2013, L.Gleeson & Sons have won Champion Commercial Fleece of the show and came within .4 of a point of the Grand Champion Fleece. Gleeson's have been buying Koole Vale rams for over 15 years and were actually our very first client! This follows on from them winning Reserve Champion Commercial Fleece in 2009.
  • Koole Vale have won the Reserve Champion Strong Ewe, Champion Restricted Fine-Medium, Medium & Strong Ewes. Champion & Reserve Champion Restricted Fine-Medium Rams, in our best result ever at Bendigo.
  • Sold 4 rams at Hamilton Sheepvention to $2500 ave. $1600. Won Reserve Champion Strong Ewe.19.4m.
  • Won Reserve Champion All-Purpose Sale ram at the North East Sale. 17.5m 91.5kg. Sold 5 rams to $1900 & ave. $1060.
  • Melbourne Royal 2013 -  Won Most Valuable Fleece (4th time) $90.11
  • At the 2013 Ovens Valley wether trial Koole Vale wethers have come in at 2nd place, these wethers from Alans parents, Lindsay and Marj cut 8.71kg of 19.3 micron averaged $70.65 and had a body weight of 65kg. it was pleasing to see our wethers do well in higher rainfall, the trial was held at Everton North East Victoria.