~Proven Profitable Performers~

~Sheep Especially Bred for Kangaroo Island Conditions~

“Along with our 3 “P”s (Proven, Profitable Performers) and Tom’s 4 “C”s (Conformation, Constitution, Conversion, Coverage)

Deep Dene sheep tick all the boxes for any commercial sheep flock”

Deep Dene have objective data, phenotypic data and Australian Sheep Breeding Values to help you select the best ram team for your property. 

Auction Day 5th November 2021

Inspection 12noon

Auction 2pm

Sale by Nutrien Ag Solutions Kingscote | Auctioneer Paul Jardine

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Deep Dene 2021
Poll Merino Ram Sale

Lloyd, Christine and Caitlin Berry are proud to present their 2020 drop Poll Merino Rams for their 53rd annual Poll Merino Ram sale. 

~Sale 5th November 2021 on Kangaroo Island~

Berry Partners Deep Dene will have 80 Poll Merino Rams with exceptional figures at affordable prices, up for Auction at the 2021 Annual Poll Merino Ram Sale.

The 2020 mating season saw seven Deep Dene sires and Centre Plus’s 707040 evaluated. Being the fifth year of linking up Deep Dene Poll Merino Sires to Sheep Genetics, we are really seeing the benefits of using Sheep Genetics in improving genetics of Deep Dene sires. 

Linkage provided through Centre Plus 707040 who was selected as he had a very correct on his feet, great style to his wool and his figures for growth were in the top 5%. Here is a link to see Centre Plus Sire 707040, Nov-2019 - YouTube. He has been used been used widely around Australia, with over 500 progeny dropped on 8 different properties his linkage and accuracy are exceptional, as are all Centre Plus’s sires.

Deep Dene sires 160036 and 170472 provided linkage between years. Also evaluated in this 2020 are Deep Dene sires 180020, 180251, 180209, 180182 and 180128. All sire progeny are exhibiting impressive confirmation, growth and wool characteristics.

160036’s progeny are growing exceptionally well in the Kangaroo Island environment, we're really pleased with the progeny between Deep Dene ewes and Centre Plus 407185's son. Cross this guy's progeny with long stapled ewes to get some more density to increase CFW/ha. The progeny from this ram have been highly sought after in previous Deep Dene Poll Merino Ram Sales and sadly this will be the last offering of progeny from this ram. 160036 is being retained as a flock commercial ram on Deep Dene for the rest of his days.

170472 is the son of one of Deep Dene's favourite sires 150542, with superior constitution, confirmation, conversion and coverage. Tom Padbury classed him the #1 ram for our 2017-year drop. He's expressing good growth, wool quality, WEC, exceptional CFW and is highly suited to med-high rainfall zones. The progeny from this ram, all have impressive fleece and WEC traits with good confirmation and are true to type. Deep Dene have retained several sires from 170472 for their commercial and stud enterprises. This ram has progeny being evaluated in the Balmoral Sire Evaluation for this 2021 season and he is also a semen sire. This ram is in the top 5% of Australia in MP+ and FP+ Index’s.

 180020 is a son of Hazeldean’s ‘Hugh’ and a great-grandson of Charinga’s 080083 on his Dams side. He has a superior top line and performs well with the ladies, covering 98% of dams as a single mated ram in the 2020 and 2021 mating seasons. He is a true fine Poll Merino wool ram, measuring 17.6 micron as a hogget and adult with impressive fleece quality traits to match. He is being evaluated in the 2021 MLA Resource Flock joining and we are excited to watch how his progeny perform, 180020 is also a Deep Dene Semen Sire. He is an exceptionally high-ranked ram ranking in the top 5% of Australia in MP+, DP+ and FP+ Index’s.

​180251 is a son out of the old faithful 160036 (mentioned above) and has exhibited exceptional growth and produces progeny with impressive growth traits. He is an exciting ram and is well suited to the Dual-Purpose producer, especially in today’s market of wool and lamb prices. He is exceptionally easy-care true poll ram with low breech wrinkle and is ranked in the top 5% for DAG. 180251 is also a Deep Dene Semen Sire.

180209, son of one of Deep Dene’s favourite sires 160318 is a true poll ram offering exceptional confirmation on a large frame.

180182 is a grandson of Banavie 130333 is true to type, medium strength wool of good quality with low wrinkle and an exceptional WEC of -50.

180128 is also a son out of Deep Dene’s 150542, half-brother of 170472. White bright wool of good character on a large-framed animal.

Deep Dene continue to be excited about bench-marking their figures with rams across Australia and are seeing very productive benefits in selecting sires with ASBVs for their nucleus and commercial mobs.

Click '2021 SG Catalogue' to view Deep Dene's 2020 Sheep Genetics catalogue.

Click '2021 Printable Catalogue' to view and print Deep Dene's condensed 2020 Objective, ASBV and Index catalogue. 

2020 Poll Merino Ram Sale Catalogue Coming Soon!

Please see below 2017, 2018 and 2019 sale rams for Berry Partners Deep Dene Poll Merino.