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Brad manages a 1000-hectare prime lamb property Neringah, near Frogmore in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, and his 930ha family sheep property, Fairview, in the same region.

At Neringah last year, 1250 first-cross ewes were joined to Poll Dorset rams, with more than 1870 lambs sold. The property is also home to a commercial Poll Hereford herd of about 250 females.

A diverse sheep operation is run at Fairview, with 1000 to 1200 first-cross ewes joined to Poll Dorset rams, about 600 Merino ewes joined to Poll Dorsets, as well as Merino ewes joined to Border Leicester rams, and a self-replacing Merino portion of the flock.

Brad said they achieved outstanding breeding and sale results last year, averaging $155 to $160 a head for all lambs topping at $220, with great lambing percentages a notable feature of their on-farm practice.

“In the first-cross flock mated to Poll Dorsets we’re regularly marking more than 180 percent of lambs and in the Merinos crossbred lambing rates are upwards of 140pc,” he said.