The Mount Monmot Team have once again excelled in their attention to ensuring that they produce robust, ‘true to type’ Perendales that meets high expectations in terms of conformation, wool and structure.
This article featured in the ‘Stock and Land’ following the Mount Monmot team successes at the recent Bendigo Show.
‘Perendale shows true colours’
Jeanette Severs – 16 Jul 2016, 10:07 a.m.
A weaner ewe from Mount Monmot Perendales showed up the rest of the competition, to take out the historic Dick Clayton Perpetual Trophy as supreme champion.
The weaner ewe that won the Dick Clayton Perpetual Trophy for Perendale breed, along with judge Malcolm McKelvie, Gavin Wall (president ASSBA) and stud principals, father and daughter, Malcolm Fletcher and Trudy Boyer, Mount Monmot, Skipton.
Stud principals Malcolm Fletcher and (daughter) Trudy Boyer gathered a small flock of weaner and grown rams and ewes to show at Bendigo. The supreme champion was faultless, according to judge Malcolm McKelvie.
“I couldn’t find a fault with her. Her head, body and loin were correct in every department and she had magnificent, soft handling, high crimping fleece,” Mr McKelvie said.
Mr Fletcher said he encountered Perendales at Langi Kal Kal Prison where he was stock manager and slowly changed his merino flock across to the breed.
He continued to import sires from New Zealand.
Newhaven Perendale stud has been run by Mount Monmot’s genetic partners, the Smith and Ruddenklau families since 1972. Blair Smith said from their Newhaven base “we are really proud of the way in which the Boyer and Fletcher families have continued to make substantial genetic gains by utilising these proven New Zealand bloodlines and ensuring that their high performance expectations are adhered to at all times. We are delighted that the challenging climatic extremes that we have operated our Perendales in over the past 4 decades have continued to be mirrored and challenged even further in the Skipton environment. The demand for Mount Monmot genetics continues to grow as astute sheep breeders realise the value in ‘dual purpose’ stock (self – replacing meat and wool breeds). Well done to the Mount Monmot team”.
Contact the Mount Monmot Team today for further details on how Mount Monmot Genetics can be integrated into your flock to push the barriers on performance, longevity and profit.