Tough genetics on offer at Gooramma

Top genetics from one of Australia's largest Poll Dorset flocks will be on offer at the Corcoran family's annual on-property ram sale on Friday, September 20 in Boorowa.

James Corcoran said extensive genetic selection and implementation of on-farm technology has given Gooramma clients the edge with their prime lamb operations.

"The stud strives to produce high performing, structurally sound and, most importantly, economically enhancing genetics that increase the profitability of our clients' prime lamb enterprise," he said.

"Clients using Gooramma sires have consistently set the benchmark in the district for growth and yield.

"In tough years where pasture and grain is scarce, the producers focus on efficient, early maturing genetics has never been more important.

"Our breeding program has been designed to identify and replicate prime lamb genetics that perform in below average seasons.

"The ability to sell suckers straight off ewes if the most profitable system, and is even more important in years like 2019.

"The feedback we are getting from abattoirs is very positive. They are seeking out Gooramma-sired lambs as they know the product is extremely consistent and aligns with the specifications they require to sell into the domestic and international markets.

"We don't like to get complacent, so we are constantly adding value to Gooramma genetics through DNA technology."

Gooramma was the first Australian stud to use cold tolerance gene marker DNA technology and have been using this tool for over seven years to increase lamb survival and ensure their clients maximise lamb output.

"The use of DNA technology is actively used within our breeding program to identify high performing animals and to remain at the forefront of the prime lamb industry," Mr Corcoran said.

Gooramma also uses multiple quantitative genetic programs, embracing both the Lambplan and Stockscan systems.

Gooramma has seen some extraordinary muscle scanning results within the 2019 Sale rams many of which are sired by leading industry sire, Gooramma 'Guru'.

"We are excited to be offering the first sons of Gooramma 'Guru' in the 2019 Sale. He has sired over 2000 progeny in the last twelve months across six countries and has made remarkable genetic gains in meat yield and growth," Mr Corcoran said.

"These rams are proven grass performers. The 2019 muscle scanning results confirm that our breeding program produces repeatable and consistent genetics, regardless of the season."

110 high performance Poll Dorset rams will be offered at the 2019 Gooramma Ram Sale, with inspections from 11:30am and sale commencing at 1:30pm.

For further information, contact James Corcoran or visit www.gooramma.com.au