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~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 21st October 2022

Inspection 12noon

Auction 2pm

Sale by Nutrien Ag Solutions Kingscote | Auctioneer Paul Jardine

3% REBATE OUTSIDE AGENT (nominating 24hrs before sale)

Triplet lambs
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On-Property Sale: Welcome
Deep Dene 2022
Poll Merino Ram Sale

Lloyd, Christine and Caitlin Berry are proud to present their 2021 drop Poll Merino Rams for their 54th annual Poll Merino Ram sale. 

~Sale 21st October 2022 on Kangaroo Island~

Berry Partners Deep Dene will have an exceptional lineup of Poll Merino Rams with top figures at affordable prices, up for Auction at the 2022 Annual Poll Merino Ram Sale.

The 2021 mating season saw seven Deep Dene sires and Centre Plus’s 707350 evaluated. Being the sixth 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 707350 who was selected for his SL, CFW and growth. He has 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 170472, 180020 and 180251 provided linkage between years. Also evaluated are Deep Dene sires 170147, 180093, 190067 and 190172. All sire progeny are exhibiting impressive confirmation, growth and wool characteristics.

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 the 2021 and this 2022 season, 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 there, 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 Deep Dene 160036 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.

170147 son of late Turkey Lane's 140042 was selected predominantly for his production traits. 180093 is a grandson of Banavie 130333 is true to type, medium strength wool of good quality and low wrinkle with an exceptional structure. 190067 son of Deep Dene's 160036 was selected for his beautiful wool. 190172 is a son out of Deep Dene’s 170472 with white bright wool of good character and excellent figures 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 "2022 SALE" for our 2022 Poll Merino Ram Sale Catalogue or subscribe to our mailing list to receive a PDF version with objective data!

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