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Brad Smith, with son Patrick, says Poll Dorset rams are consistent performers on their property at Frogmore, NSW. Poll Dorset performance key to upping demand Consistency of performance is crucial for sheep producer Brad Smith and it’s what makes him a staunch advocate for the use of Poll Dorset rams. Brad manages a 1000-hectare prime lamb property Neringah, near Frogmore in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, and his 930ha family sheep property, Fairview, in the same region. At Neringah last […]
PollDorset2012_logo_blue Passion for Poll Dorsets continues for Max Poll Dorsets have long been a passion for the Douglas family, with Max Kenneth Douglas, 77, a third generation studmaster of Dorset sheep. This year Max and his wife Coral, and their family, including children Shane, Julie, Brett and Marshall, will celebrate 40 years at Abelene Park. The Douglas family shifted to Tamworth and established […]
Ben Robilliard has been supplying lamb to Woolworths Junee for 15 years. (Image: Fabstock) Poll Dorsets play important role in Riverina production The renowned fast-growth of Poll Dorset crosses allow Ben and Narelle Robilliard to achieve a fast turnover for prime lambs in the New South Wales Riverina. With 15,000 lambs bred on-farm, plus additional feeder lambs, being sent to Woolworths in Junee each year, growth rate remains the main driver behind the Robilliard enterprise, which covers […]
Poll Dorset rams are valuable for prime lamb producer Tim Williams (right), pictured with farm hands Jarred Wiese and Brad Williams. Poll Dorset sires deliver prime lamb profit for Tatiara enterprise Using Poll Dorset terminal sires to produce prime lambs for meat production is proving to be a profitable facet of the Williams family’s mixed enterprise. Brothers Tim, Greg and Nick, and father Peter, farm about 2500 hectares of land in the Tatiara region, with properties near Bordertown, Mundulla and Frances. They run about 2500 Merino […]
Hamish McKindlay (right), Glenthompson, Vic, with his two boys Archie and Spencer. Fast growth genetics deliver sucker success When it comes to rams, Poll Dorsets meet the desired criteria of lamb producer Hamish McKindlay, Glenthompson, Vic. Hamish buys mixed age Merino ewes and joins them to Poll Dorset terminal sires to produce first-cross lambs which are sold as suckers to the store market through AuctionsPlus. Along with partner Belinda Cant, and his two […]
2017 APDAS Poll Dorsets top choice for Fleurieu production Poll Dorsets have proved the top choice for prime lamb production as part of Steve Eckert’s sheep and wool enterprise at Belvidere via Langhorne Creek, on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.  Every year 800 to 1200 fine wool Merino ewes are mated to Poll Dorset rams, varying dependent on seasonal and commodity price fluctuations. […]
DSC_0692 Poll Dorsets prime lamb pick for Toongi producers Farming is in the blood for Megan and Michael Brennan, Wambangalang, Toongi, New South Wales, with Megan a fifth-generation producer. While she only recently took up farming full time on the 680-hectare property 30 kilometres south of Dubbo, agriculture had been a long-time interest. Her father Mark Gavel moved to the Dubbo region in the […]
article_2016-apdas-case-study-brett-johnstonebrett-4 Over-the-hooks switch benefits NSW producer A switch to over-the-hook selling has led to big changes in Brett Johnstone’s prime lamb enterprise Malmo Partners at Woodstock, near Cowra, New South Wales. Using feedback has meant he has been able to tailor his Poll Dorset-sired lambs to match exactly what his local processor, Breakout River Meats, requires. “I’m convinced we get a premium […]
murray-brown Top drop of lambs despite floods at Glamis Water sports took on a new meaning for Bedgerabong producer Murray Brown, New South Wales, last month with the family ski boat being used to tow several ‘tinnies’ full of lambs for sale across 1.2-metre-deep floodwater at his ‘Glamis’ property. About two-thirds of the property flooded for six weeks in September and October. He lost […]
dsc_0292-crop531x800 Poll Dorsets key to prime lamb success at Forbes Poll Dorsets, and their predecessor, the Dorset Horn, have long been the terminal breed of choice for the Allen family at Bimbadeen, Forbes, New South Wales. Running a substantial mixed farming enterprise with sheep and cropping, family patriarch Keith Allen said they had used “Dorsets” for longer than he could remember, at least 50 years or more.