Sheep and pasture

Poll Dorset stud record – “This is as good as we’ve seen”

In early October 2018, the Galpin family sold one May 2017-drop Poll Dorset (used as a ram lamb) for $5200, a figure which achieved a new stud record for the South Australian-based pasturalist family. Below: watch David Galpin talking about his BioAg pasture fertiliser program (30 sec video). The sale, at their property “Warrawindi” near Penola in South Australia, was the Galpins 14th annual on-property sale, was described as “outstanding” by the auctioneers, resulted in a total clearance across all the three breeds, and also a lift in the three averages. While the sale was obviously a win for the Galpin’s, BioAg’s South Australian Area Manager Phil Toy was feeling something similar, since David Galpin has been a customer of Phil’s since 2014. Both David and BioAg share the belief that sol tests are a very effective tool when determining the correct inputs for any pasture, along with quantities and timing. Galpin/BioAg fertiliser program summary …