2016 MILESTONES

2016 Annual Sale: total clearance 121 rams Averaging $1582.

2016 Drop lambs average 203.5 on Carcase Plus Index
2015 Drop lambs average over 200 on Carcase Plus Index

2015 MILESTONES

ADDITION OF TWO SIRES.

Hillcroft  Farms 130497 purchased with syndicate at Perth Royal Sales for new world  record price for a Poll Dorset ram of $31,000
Hillcroft Farms 130756 purchased for top price at final on property annual production sale for $10,000

2014 MILESTONES

GENOMIC TESTING (or DNA)
All sires and 19 top ewes. Genomic testing is classified still in research stage at this point we are using genomic testing to confirm physical testing that provides data for EBVs and to provide Eating Quality information.

EMBRYO TRANSFER PROGRAM WITH THE MEA GROUP

The MEA group have tested 19 ewes for the program.

2013 BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS

ELITE SIRE LISTING JUNE 2013:
Number 1 sire on Car+ Index
HERMES 110127   BWT 0.52 WWT 10.2 PWWT 16.0 PFat -0.3 PEMD 4.1 CAR+227.5 2020 117.1
5 Sires top 50 Car + : Hermes 090454 (No. 9) Hermes 110181, Hermes 09030, Hermes 110376 and Valma  100014

ELITE YOUNG RAM LISTING JUNE 2013:
9 Rams top 50 Car+
Hermes 120556 (No. 3), Hermes 120548 (No. 9), Hermes 120567 (No. 11), Hermes 120217 (No. 17), Hermes 120559 (No. 18), Hermes 120549, Hermes 120497, Hermes 120597, Hermes 120525

ELITE FEMALES LISTING JUNE 2013:
12 Ewe hoggets top 50
Hermes 120477 (No. 10), Hermes 120459 (No. 12), Hermes 120504 (No.13), Hermes 120613 (No15), Hermes 120569 (No.20), Hermes120545 (No.23), Hermes 120661 (No.24), Hermes 120583 (No.25), Hermes 120471, Hermes 120508, Hermes 120488, Hermes 120589

ELITE DAMS LISTING JUNE 2013:
6 dams top 50 Car+ Index,
Hermes 090481 (No2), Hermes 090482, Hermes 110219, Hermes 090057, Hermes 110050, Hermes 110232

2012 BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS.

ELITE SIRES LISTINGS
Hermes 09454 (1627502009090454) Sire Hermes 08481
BWT  0.35    WWT 8.8      PWWT  14.4  PFAT  –0.9    PEMD  3.4   INDEX CAR+  213.5    INDEX 2020  115.3
Hermes 9454 Placed 2nd on CAR + INDEX for Lambplan May Run and 3RD for June run.
Hermes 09459 and Hermes 09030 also placed all runs for year.

ELITE DAM LISTINGS
Hermes dams 4 of top 10
Hermes 09481 No.1 for last 2 years for CAR + INDEX
Hermes 09482 No.2 for last 2 years for CAR + INDEX Hermes 09057 No.7 Lambplan June run for CAR + INDEX
Hermes 09386 No. 9 Lambplan June run for CAR + INDEX Hermes 09438 No. 30 Lambplan June run for CAR + INDEX

MEAT ELITE AUSTRALIA
Hermes Poll Dorsets is a member of the MEA, the following scanned article is featured in MLA’S feedback Magazine, August 2012.