Turkey Lane is relatively small farm with a 540 hectares property located near Parndana on Kangaroo Island which is dedicated to wool growing. The property runs a commercial flock of around 6000 Merinos and receives an annual rainfall of 722mm. Approximately 40% of the flock consists of wethers to maximise wool cuts per hectare. A nucleus flock of 250 fully pedigreed ewes are used to breed our seedstock. These ewes are subject stringent classing assessment of both ASBVs and visual classing.
All nucleus ewes, rams, hoggets and weaners run under the same stocking rates as flock sheep. Weaner rams are separated from all other weaners in December but run under the same conditions apart from allowing worm burdens to increase to high enough levels to do individual WEC’s.