Haven Park is predominately a prime lamb operation which runs 7500 breeding ewes which are East Friesian, Border Leicester, Corridale cross joined to Poll Dorset. With this combination we are consistently marking 140% lambs and able to sell these at export weights. Emphasis has been placed on twin survival, wool quality and carcass weight, the average for the 2017 lamb drop was in excess of 28kg carcass weight and a high percentage above 30 kg at four to five months of age.
The 2017 sucker lambs sold very well, in the space of a few weeks all lambs were sent to saleyards and abbatoirs with the top lambs selling for $245 in Hamilton Saleyards (an Australian record at the time) and others reaching that in abbatoirs.
In November/December 2020 we topped the Hamilton Lamb Market 3 weeks in a row with lambs selling to $258.
Bernie Grant and Rick Foster with lambs at Hamilton Sale, December 2020 - $258