Why Suffolks?

The Suffolk sheep is a truly pure and unique breed that has been proven for over 200 years.

The uniformity and hardiness of this breed maximizes the hybrid vigour of the progeny and the use of the Suffolk sire is preferred on maiden ewes and makes identification of cross bred lambs easier.

The Suffolk sheep breed is the most recognised breed worldwide.

It is unsurpassed in eating quality and is considered the breed for the table. The black hard feet make sure that the Suffolk are built to go the distance and the early maturing lambs increase profits for prime lamb producers.

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Outstanding Features of the Suffolk Sheep Breed

Adaptability For all environments. The breed thrives in wet conditions with its hard black feet, having immunity to foot diseases. Suffolks are also outstanding in the dry areas where the high fertility rams work well even in hot summer conditions.
Resistance to Parasites Clean face, crutch and points minimising fly strike Hardy constitution gives high resistance to internal parasites
Fertility Owing to tremendous libido and greater activity, ram to ewe percentage can be reduced More lambs can be dropped in a shorter period Less rams needed, thus less managament time Suffolk rams are not only very active workers, but are renowned for longevity, thus reducing replacement to a minimum
Ease of Lambing Lambs are born with narrow heads and smooth shoudlers and are very strong at birth minimising lambing problems, loss of life and husbandry supervision
The Ideal Crossbreeder Suffolk Sires are ideal for maiden ewes, merinos and first cross ewes alike Produce the ideal lamb for todays market
Early Maturity Under favourable conditions Suffolk lambs mature for market as early as 9 to 12 weeks, or can be carried on to heavy weights
Quality Carcase The Suffolk lamb carcase is full of choice LEAN meat The Suffolk breed has a great record worldwide, including England, Europe, Canada and USA for comparison trials and carcase competitions
Skins A survey of NSW abattoirs show suffolk lamb skins are generally sold in mixed lots, the buyers not discriminating against the breed from which they originate
Suffolk Wool When mated with Merino or first cross ewes, suffolk cross wool is comparible to the best cross bred wools. It is readily used in the woollen trade and is renowned for durability Ideal for Home Spinners
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