Wimmera studs successful at Australian Sheep and Wool Show
Article at Mail Times - July 2017 - link to article IMPORTING New Zealand Texel semen has paid off for Donald’s Tullamore Park stud, which took out this year’s supreme champion ribbon, at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. Tullamore Park co-principal Liz Russsell said the stud got in just in time, with the Broadgate stud semen, imported for a 2016 drop. “Australia has now put a ban on the import of semen from New Zealand, because they have brought English texels into New Zealand and won’t allow imports,” she said. “This is probably the [...]
Liz and Peter Russell were excited about the first draft of their Tullamore Park Texels bought into the yards …
Liz and Peter Russell were excited about the first draft of their Tullamore Park Texels bought into the yards, for consideration for the show team and stud sires. The group's phenotypes, of great growth, structure and type, is the result of more than 20 years of breeding. Tullamore Park was founded in 1993, when the breed was imported into Australia via New Zealand. The Russells said Australian Texel breeders had honed the breed to be even better suited to Australia’s climate and markets – including improved growth rates and meat yield. The family has sold rams or semen into every Australian state, as well as to China and Russia.