2020 Stud Sires
Cooinda Breakaway 20
This is the third season we have used this extremely balanced and well muscled sire. He has outstanding muscling, eating quality and fertility ASBV's which are all in the top 5% or higher for maternal breeds. In addition to this, his BLX index is also in the top 5% for maternal sires giving an indication of how balanced his desirable traits are overall. Another strong trait to note for this sire is his high PFAT ASBV which is important when aiming to breed ewes with good 'doing ability' that are able to not only wean their lambs but maintain condition ready for the next joining. In our current climatic conditions it is invaluable to have ewes with the ability to do more with less especially when feed is in low supply and high expense.
Cooinda Lock 37
His 2019 progeny have been a real stand out in the drop and we look forward to seeing his second lot of lambs hit the ground in 2020.
Stong, balanced and powerful this young ram has excellent early growth coupled with very high maternal traits of milking ability and fertility. His excellent fat and muscling traits will also ensure his progeny are well balanced overall.
Johnos 'Neil' 17/215
We are lucky enough to have this big striking ram on loan from the Johnos stud as he will be an excellent compliment to our current ewe base. He has outstanding early growth and presence inherited from his father Retallack 'Earthquake' who was used in the Johnos AI program. His scale, length and bone strength will be well suited to our northern environment where we hope he will have a lasting impact on our flock. Many people say they rarely see their Border Leicester rams actually 'at work' however this ram must be the exception to the rule as his is rarely seen at rest, he really loves his ladies.
Johnos Aurora 83
He is one of the highest performing Border Leicester rams in the country with top performing sons. He has had a large impact in the 'Johnos' and 'Cooinda' Studs. He has outstanding longevity and even though he is now more of a silver fox than spring lamb he remains unbeatable in many key traits.
Johnos 'Max' 606
This stylish ram has had a large impact on the Johnos flock with many of his ewe lambs retained. The sire of Cooinda Lock 37 this ram continues to feature in the pedigrees of our highest performing animals.
Cooinda Hooker 122
If you are looking for a stylish, balanced and structurally correct ram this is your guy. Good looks don't make any money however so it is lucky he also pairs excellent early growth and fleece weight with his pleasing aesthetics.
Cooinda Breakaway 148
148 has a very similar pedigree to Breakaway 20 following on from the ever successful Johnos Aurora 83 family. He has outstanding early growth with his Post Weaning Weight ASBV in the top 10% for the breed whilst still maintaining the excellent fertility and eating quality's of his half brother.