Copyright© Earnscleugh Station 2008 – 2019
Poll section started in 2000 with selected horn ewes from Earnscleugh stud.
Poll ewes added since from Flairdale NZ and Grays Hills.
Sires used have been from Grays Hills, Centre Plus, Lorelmo, Petali, Roseville Park, Longford, and Coromandel.
To increase wool weight, hold micron, increase fertility to 140%, improve carcass and growth to 12 months. Moderate mature size on a plain bodied sheep. Wool type aim is a long stapled, free growing, nourished heavy cutting type suitable for Ice Breaker contracts.
Within the Poll Stud there are 2 other lines.
Fast growing with muscle and very long staple. Suitable for using as terminals with enough staple length to cut 70 mm before killing at 8 months. Incorporating LoinMax and MyoMax muscle genes.
Formed from the highest lambing record ewes and mated to the highest lambing record rams.
GFW 5.86 kg (excluding crutchings and 35% 2 tooths with 10 months wool.)