Aaron and Dee Pascoe are proud of what their clients have been able to achieve using Claronden genetics.
Clients have regularly topped the market with their lambs; last November Waratah Pastoral broke the Hamilton saleyards record achieving $280 for their top pen of suckers.
Poll Dorsets are known for early lambs and the Claronden Poll Dorset stud breeds to these strengths.
"We have specifically bred our Poll Dorset rams to have exceptional early growth," Aaron said.
"This gives our clients the ability to convert the peak growth period of spring into a quality finished product before the season cuts out."
The combination of using sires that have been outstanding lambs themselves, have top end lambplan figures (with emphasis on weaning weight) and plenty of length and shape, means all bases are covered.
Claronden has also been breeding Charollais X Poll Dorset rams, which offer clients an easy lambing option. They have exceptional carcasses and growth rate is not sacrificed.
"A notable point with the Charollais is their ability to perform on lower quality pasture," Aaron said. "When paddocks dry off, they have the ability to keep doing, so there is a longer window to fatten and there is less pressure to sell.
"We think they may offer advantages in southern areas, where pastures are more ryegrass dominant and stocking rates are higher."
The Claronden sale will be held on-property on October 8.