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Richard Halliday is a dedicated wool grower and merino stud breeder. In addition, Richard is the current president of WoolProducers Australia, the national voice for wool growers in Australia. In this interview, Richard talks about his operation and his passion for wool. Richard takes the time to explain various sheep terms such as hogget or wether. As the President of WoolProducers Australia, Richard also introduces the organisation and shares his motivation to be serving the wool industry.
About Richard Halliday
Richard has worked in the wool industry all his life. Richard, Jacquie and their children Sarah, Angus and Thomas run the Callowie Poll Merino stud and commercial sheep flock. Their property is located in the south-east South Australia near Bordertown. Richard joins WoolProducers from Livestock SA’s Wool and Livestock Committee.
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Key Time Stamps
Richard describes his Callowie property
What is a merino stud farm?
Richard’s breeding objectives
Importance of marketing your wool operation
What is special about the Callowie sheep?
What to look out for in a ram
How to get a sheep to stand still for a photo?
Why sheep farmers only speak about their number of ewes.
What is a wether and a what a hogget?
What is the difference between dry sheep and lactating sheep?
About WoolProducers Australia
Favourite moment of Richart Halliday
How to connect with Richard and with WoolProducers Australia