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Poll Merinos from the Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud

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Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud  based in Armidale breeds Poll Merino sheep of high quality. Established in the 1960s by John Cordingley Sr., the Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud has played a pioneering role in the breeding of Poll Merinos and the offering of long soft wool.

John Cordingley Sr. introduced the first Poll Merino ram to the Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud in 1966. Though the poll gene was not so popular then, John Cordingley Sr. persisted with his efforts. In due course, he bred robust sheep with the finest long soft wool.

The efforts of the owners of the Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud were awarded in 1999, when the Lorelmo 910246, a Merino ram, won the World’s Finest Ram competition. The ram was awarded for siring the best progeny during a two-year period. Lorelmo 910246’s progeny produced finest wool with an average of 15.2 micron.

Genetics from Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud manage to produce the same high quality sheep even outside Lorelmo. Studs in New Zealand and South Australia use Lorelmo Poll Merino Stud genetics to produce sheep that have strong siring capacity as well as wool producing ability. Willalooka Park Stud in South Australia is trying to create a pure Lorelmo flock by using the embryo transfer technology.

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