Suffolk

We pride ourselves on producing high scanning, mid sized, correct sheep that will last and do the job for you the commercial farmer. Ewes are made to work hard over the year with little pampering, ram hoggets are given as much as is available to allow them to reach their full potential, ewe hoggets are mated.

I like to leave scanning until mid to late April as this generally allows them to be on the up if it has been dry.I don't beleive doing scanning any earlier is of any benefit at all, yes some may show up as doing better in dry but generally all I feel scanning under stress does is distort readings.

Days to kill is the number one priority to most farmers,it should be noted that this is where the Suffolk excells. Over the last few years the breed has dominated the Central Progeny Test results for weaning weight BVs, in fact this last year the top ram and 5 of the top 7 rams were SUFFOLKS!!!

Champion Suffolk Ram Hogget
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Christchurch A & P Show 2008
Champion Suffolk Ram Hogget
Christchurch A & P Show 2008

Our Lastest Suffolk Stud Sire

Current Stud sire Little River 49/15 has done a superb job for us!! He caught my eye in placing fifth at ChCh show 2016 and was purchased by us during the show. His first crop included all of our successful 2018 ChCh show team and two other rams sold as stud sires........his third crop of lambs will arrive in the coming weeks.

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