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IN TIME, it is hoped Wellington prime lamb will be a household brand throughout Australia and even overseas.

That's what a group of Wellington district lamb producers and promoters are planning and the campaign started just three weeks ago.

Taking small steps at a time, Wellington could become the "Prime Lamb Capital of the West", according to Wellington Business Chamber president and Matchless White Dorper stud co-principal and lamb producer, Ian Law.

"It will take time, but we have started," he said.

The local prime lamb promotional campaign is one of several Wellington Brand projects devised by Wellington Business Chamber.

Mr Law and a Rotary team were the main force responsible for rejuvenating the local monthly markets, which last year took a leap to also include an annual market place named "Springfest" at Wellington showground with additional backing by Wellington Lions Club and Wellington Men's Shed.

This year Springfest became the platform to launch the prime lamb campaign.

Rotarian Tom Green, "Fairfield", Spicers Creek, co-ordinated and enticed 16 local producers to donate 20 lambs for the Springfest charity fixture.



Manager, Matthew Dodds,"Catombal", Yeoval,
and Breeder Graham Coddington (not pictured)
Holds his charollais/Dohne lamb
which sold for a top of $250 to the Cow
and Calf Hotel, Wellington, during the recent
Springfest spring carnival in Wellington.
With him is lamb performance comp
organiser Tom Green & auctioneer
Aaron O'Leary of Peter Milling and Co.

During the day the lambs were judged by local stock agent, Ross Plasto of Plasto and Company, then each was sold by Bruce Bryant and Aaron O'Leary of Peter Milling and Company, also local agents.

The lambs were slaughtered at Nyngan and carcases were broken down and primal cuts individually wrapped and packaged for each buyer by local butchers.

Once the bodies were broken down individual cuts were weighed to assess each entry's carcase composition.

The auction gross of just over $1500 went to the Springfest booty, which will be distributed to local charities in later months.

During the cutting up process the butchers assessed each carcase and awarded or discounted points for the merits of each.

"As it is the first time we have conducted the hoof and hook performance awareness project, this process will become the benchmark for future shows," Mr Green said.

"It is really a learning process for us and we will hold a de-briefing in the not too distant future to ascertain the positives and negatives and then hone the edges to make this project more meaningful."

First placegetter on the hoof and also on the hook for saleable meat yield was a five-month-old Charollais/Dohne lamb bred by Graham Coddington and Matthew Dodds, "Catombal", Yeoval, which weighed 55 kilograms live and had a carcase weight of 28.664kg, dressing out at 54.18 per cent.

This lamb's saleable meat weighed 19.95kg and as it topped the sale at $250, the buyer, the Lewsam family of the recently renovated Cow and Calf Hotel, Wellington, ended up paying $12.53/kg for their pre-packed fare.

However, they had in fact paid just under $4.55/kg live or $8.72/kg dressed.

"That's the price of publicity," Mr Green said.

The other 19 lambs sold at considerably lower prices from $2.30/kg live onwards.

That calculates back to $7 to $8 per kg for the packaged product and quite good bargains for local prime lamb, according to Mr Green.

Article from "The Land" 15 Oct 2013

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