17-WEEK OLD SUCKERS: The Australian White is a early maturing, hardy animal with good temperament. Advertising feature
Nanjing Night Net

The outstanding development of the Australian White sheep breed and its many virtues will be demonstrated at a field day near Temora on Tuesday, August 30.

The field day will be held at the Sinclair family’s property, ‘Omaha’,Temora, from 10am.

The Australian White is highly regarded as an adaptable, productive and easy care sheep breed, giving it wide appeal across many farming enterprises.

At the field day there will be opportunity to inspect sheep and hear from those involved in the industry.

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Ray White TemoraGraham Gilmore, principal of Tattykeel, the breed’s foundation stud based at Oberon, will address the continued development of the breed and exciting potential for future growth.

The usefulness of the breed from a producer’s viewpoint will be discussed by Graham Sinclair, looking at how the Australian White has successfully been incorporated into his family’s large-scale grain and livestock operation.

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A veterinarian from Riverina Local Land Services will also be on hand to discuss ram management and testing for brucellosis.

And those in attendance will be able to taste how good the Australian White meat is with a lamb lunch provided.

The many attributes of the Australian White has seen its popularity grow across Australia, and it is a sheep well suited to this region.

Craig Pellow, principal of Ray White Rural Temora, said he has seen how well these sheep can contribute to a variety of enterprises, as their ease of maintenance and productivity makes them attractive for a cropping operation, mixed farming or to run on a smaller farm.

“As a shedding haired sheep, you don’t need all the traditional sheep management facilities, and there is virtually no lice or flystrike issues,” he said.

“They are low maintenance and versatile sheep that do really well under a variety of conditions.”

Early maturity, hardiness, strong feet and a good temperament are other qualities of the Australian White that more and more producers are finding appealing.

Add to that the outstanding results of the breed in carcass performance, with excellent feedback from producers.

The heavy weight lambs are hardy and reach slaughter weight quickly.

Tattykeel Stud recently won the carcass competition at the Dubbo Show Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook competition, further evidence of the breed’s yield and potential.

“The Australian Whites are becoming more and more sought after in the yards, over the hook they can outyield their competition,” Mr Pellow said.

Following on from the Temora field day, a multi-vendor Australian White sale will again be held in Narrandera, a twice-yearly event that has gone from strength to strength.

The sale in February was the most successful to date, further demonstrating the growing awareness and popularity of the breed.

On Wednesday, September 7at the Narrandera Showground, sheep from leading breeders, Tattykeel, Camden Valley and Ardess studs, will be available, comprising 80 rams and 20 stud ewes.

Tattykeel will then have its sale on site at Oberon on Friday, September 30, with 100 flock rams, 20 stud rams, and 50 stud ewes to be offered.

Buyers from both sales will be issued a Certificate of Authenticity from Australian White Stud Sheep Breeders, proving the animals are from a registered pure bred stud.

Ray White Temora, Narrandera and Boorowa/Harden continue their association with the sales and are delighted to be involved also with the upcoming field day at Temora.