Challara Poll Merinos Newsletter – 2020

Welcome to the Challara Poll Merino Stud’s 2020 newsletter.  The drier weather conditions have made Merino sheep breeding more challenging in the past year.  Having said that, it is a great time to be involved in the wool industry, especially with the plain, productive, easy care sheep that we are breeding here at Challara.

2020 Challara – ON PROPERTY RAM SALE

Challara  – ON PROPERTY RAM SALE Open Inspection Day: Friday, August 28th  — 10am 4pm. Sale Day: Thursday, September 3rd — Inspection from 10am — Sale starts at 1pm. Classings Classic Ram Sale at Murray Bridge South Australia — Monday, September 7th. The Dowerin Field Days was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Spring shorn ewes sell to $190 at Eneabba sheep sale – 31 OCT 2019

spring shorn ewes sold to $190 to top solid results at the annual Primaries sheep sale at Eneabba last week. After being mothballed for almost two decades, Primaries held the first sale at the Eneabba Community saleyards in 2013 and following another short spell, the company has now held three consecutive sales as the fixture … Continue reading Spring shorn ewes sell to $190 at Eneabba sheep sale – 31 OCT 2019

CHALLARA POLL MERINO STUD RAM SALE – 6 Sept 2018

ON PROPERTY RAM SALE Thursday 6th September Inspection from 10am. Starts 1pm Ron & Deanna Wilkinson PH: 08 9652 9062 F: 08 9652 9189 Sheep Classer: Bill Walker 0428 973 804 Download the  Challara Sale Catalogue 2018 Please note some important amendments to this year's catalogue values "I am sorry to have to do this, … Continue reading CHALLARA POLL MERINO STUD RAM SALE – 6 Sept 2018

Spring shorn ewes top $150 at Eneabba – Farm Weekly 26 Oct 2017

by: KANE CHATFIELD The Wilkinson family, Challara stud, Badgingarra, who previously sold their surplus ewes at the Moora fixtures, was the sale’s volume vendor offering 1329 September shorn Challara blood ewes aged from 1.5 to 5.5-years-old. They topped the sale with a line of 146 4.5yo ewes selling at $150 to Greg Wootton, Primaries Badgingarra, who was representing Lane Farming, Wongan Hills. Read the full article Spring shorn ewes … Continue reading Spring shorn ewes top $150 at Eneabba – Farm Weekly 26 Oct 2017

Six-month shearing cycle pays dividends -Farm Weekly

By MAL GILL HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra. Their Challara Merino stud and commercial hogget lambs, shorn in December, and ewes, shorn in late March, went through the shearing shed again five weeks ago and produced 84 bales of wool sold … Continue reading Six-month shearing cycle pays dividends -Farm Weekly

Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000 – Farm Weekly 14 Sept 2014

Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000

By CATHERINE MILLER $18,000 second top-priced ram to Peter Wilkinson, Challara stud, Badgingarra. NEARLY 100 registered bidders from across Australia converged on the 2017 Classings Classic ram sale at Murray Bridge, South Australia on Monday, with rams selling to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and WA. And the best was saved until last at the multi-vendor ram sale, with a wildcard entry from White River stud, Poochera, South Australia. The … Continue reading Murray Bridge wildcard hits $21,000 – Farm Weekly 14 Sept 2014

$3800 top for Challara on-property sale – Farm Weekly September 14, 2017

Farm Weekly Article on Challara

By COURTNEY WALSH THERE was no shortage of competition in the bidding last week at the Challara Poll Merino stud on-property ram sale at Badgingarra, where prices hit a top of $3800. In fact values were up on all fronts for the stud, with despite one less ram selling under the hammer in comparison to last year, the  top price, gross and average were all … Continue reading $3800 top for Challara on-property sale – Farm Weekly September 14, 2017

Challara leads the Merino ewe evolution – Farm Weekly 24 August 2017

Farm Weekly article Challara

WITH a positive outlook for sheep meat and wool, the opportunity to invest in quality Merinos has never been greater. The evolution of the Merino ewe over the past 15 years has achieved a level of production and ease of management that make the Merino the dam of choice. At the Challara Poll Merino stud, the focus on producing the most productive ewe that is easy to manage … Continue reading Challara leads the Merino ewe evolution – Farm Weekly 24 August 2017