Barritt Terry

Barritt Terry

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Barritt Terry

Barritt Terry

Thursday, July 19, 2018
gsherald.com.au
NEWS Page 7

Many reasons for pair to celebrate

Story and photo by Bob Garnant ©

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Joan and Terry Barritt with their family’s Monalta woolclip consignment that sold for 1840¢/kg greasy.

A lifetime of  blissful wool production will be celebrated when Terry Barritt OAM and his wife Joan toast their 55th wedding anniversary in November.

Mr Barritt, who will also celebrate his 80th birthday that month, received his Order of  Australia in 2012 for his service to the international community through Rotary International.

Now semi-retired from their Monalta Grazing Company farming enterprise at Broomehill, the couple were at last week’s Western Wool Centre. Their farm is now in the capable hands of  their son Douglass and his wife Carole.

“We were very pleased with how our wool sold,” Mr Barritt said. “Prices were on par with those of the late 1980s.”

The Monalta clip offering of 76 bales listed from the Primaries catalogue sold to a top price of  1840¢/kg greasy for a one bale consignment of  16.3 micron fleece shorn from mature-aged ewes. It was just 31¢/kg away from being Primaries’ sale topper of  the day. Monalta’s finest micron wool measured a length of  68mm and had a 69.2 per cent yield.

“Our June-shorn wool recorded one of  the most even averages of 17.5 micron,” Mr Barritt said. “Douglass is assisted by his son James in running a 3000 StrathHaddon blood  self replacing Merino ewe flock.”

Mr Barritt said Monalta thrives on a 60/40 cropping/sheep mixed farming enterprise.

“It’s been a very late start to the season and hand-feeding continues,” he said. “Although the feed bill has been significant, the strong wool prices today bring us a balance of confidence.”

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Terry Barritt is a member of the
Rotary Club of Armadale in
Rotary District 9465.

He and Joan are regular visitors
to the Rotary Club of Katanning.

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