News & Media

  • Newsletter August 2018

    WELCOME to the inaugural Rocklyn Merino Stud newsletter. While seasonal
    conditions across the state are poor, wool and lamb markets are on all-time highs. We hope
    our readers have not been too severely impacted by the drought to capitalise on the current
    market situation. We have been lucky at Greenethorpe - our crops and pastures are hanging
    on; however, we don’t have to travel far to see that it will be a tough year for some...

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  • 2015 On-Property Ram Sale Report

    Rocklyn Merino Stud held its third on-property ram sale on Thursday 10th September at “Elon”, Greenethorpe. The sale, conducted by Elders, was well attended with several new clients present amoungst the eighteen registered bidders. 60 hogget rams were offered at the sale, of which 54 sold at an average of $1305...

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  • 2014 Drop Hogget Sale Rams Weigh In

    Following another successful on-property ram sale in September 2014 and sales of surplus rams exceeding previous years, Rocklyn will again hold an on-property ram sale. The 2015 Ram Sale will be held on Thursday 10th September, at ‘Elon’ 343 Barker’s Rd Greenethorpe. Inspections of the rams will be welcome from 10am, with the sale to be conducted by Elders at 1pm...

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  • New Livestock Overseer for Rocklyn

    Jake Nowlan has taken over as the new livestock overseer for Rocklyn Merino Stud. Jake, a ‘local’ from Bimbi, joined the Rocklyn team in January 2015 and brings with him a range of useful skills and experience as well as his incredibly talented working dogs. Jake has previously undertaken the role of livestock overseer for large sheep and cattle properties, ‘Big Badja’ and ‘Bobingah’, on the Monaro. He also shares Ralph’s passion for sport and, like his predecessor, is interested in dog trialling with one of his working dogs, ‘Democa Louie’, winning the Ultimate Stock Dog challenge at Taralga in May this year...

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    Category: Announcements

  • 2014 On-Property Ram Sale

    The Rocklyn Merino Stud 2014 on-property ram sale was held on Thursday 11th September at 'Elon' 343 Barkers Rd, Greenethorpe. For the second year, Rocklyn Merino Stud offered 50 rams at the annual sale, which was well attended. 43 rams sold at an average price of $1140, with the top price of $2500 being reached twice...

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  • Rocklyn prepares for another year

    Rocklyn Merino Stud manager, Ralph Diprose, and livestock overseer, Mitch Duffy, have been busy since the inaugural on-property ram sale last year. The main shearing of all adult flock and stud sheep was completed in November 2013 along with the shearing and fleece weighing of the ewe hoggets. This was followed by classing of the ewes in late January, prior to the artificial insemination (AI) program in early February and the natural joining program, which also commenced in February...

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    Category: Announcements