Article by Ian Turner
This year's annual Coolawang Border Leicester ram sale at Mundulla will hold special significance for the James family as they celebrate 40 years of successfully breeding Border Leicesters.
While Trevor, Judy, Lachie and Olivia James are tremendously proud of the numerous successes Coolawang has achieved, including more major awards at this year's Adelaide Royal Show, these are not where their main breeding focus lies.
"Our clients have provided wonderful support of our program over our forty-year journey, and we value them deeply," Lachie James said.
"It is their success that is the centre of focus in our breeding program and really is the true measure of our success as stud breeders," Lachie added.
Senior principal, Trevor James added, "Our objective has always been to breed commercially relevant sheep that can consistently produce top quality progeny for our clients."
"Also, with them in mind, we have striven to maintain affordability, while keeping quality at the highest level we can produce," he said.
In line with growing demand, Coolawang has offered a few more rams each year. However, with the exceptional demand last year, they are offering an extra 35 rams in this year's sale, hoping all clients can get quality rams at good value. There will be 10 specially selected stud rams and 210 flock rams offered this year.