GLEN ESK OBJECTIVES
The Glen Esk Story
Glen Esk Corriedale’s was founded by the MacKinnon Family from “Vaucluse Stud” sheep in 1948. Vaucluse was one of the original foundation Corriedale breeders in Tasmania. In 2016 Glen Esk Stud was put up for tender and was purchased by Rick Hoolihan Rydal NSW. Rick has been running the family Corriedale Stud “Rose-Lea” for 15 years and seen the Glen Esk sheep as ideal fit for his operation.
Breeding Program at Glen Esk
Glen Esk’s present breeding strength is 230 stud ewes. About 30 ram are available in September.
The style of Corriedale people expect to see from Glen Esk will continue, Big frame, heavy cutting bright white fleece with micron from 25-28.
The stud will be kept as a Tasmanian Bloodline .
Each year CFA ewes and some Hogget ewes will be available at the same time as the rams.
2019 Glen Esk used Quamby Plains 16334(AI) in the mating program, 16334 is ranked No.1 on the Corriedale Index on LambPlan. 2020 rams for sale will have LambPlan data.
Glen Esk Corriedales Performance
Glen Esk produce sheep that cut an average of 6kg fleece weight, micron 25-27 and Corriedales with carcass. Glen Esk are suited from high rainfall country to Western Victoria. At the 2016 Campbelltown Show Tasmania Glen Esk won the Interbreed Junior champion ram and also champion ram and ewe. Glen Esk has had a successful time showing in NSW since moving from Tasmania winning Grand Champion Corriedale Ram at the Sydney Royal in 2017 and 2018. Not only is Glen Esk successful in the show ring, they are commercially profitable in the paddock with ewes cutting $55 per head and August 2017 drop lambs selling for $135 in December 2017. Demand for Glen Esk Rams from merino breeders to produce 1st cross ewes have risen due to the rise in wool prices, Good wool, meat quality and temperament with constitution make them an ideal maternal sire for 1st cross ewe breeding.