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Ensuring animals are Fit to Load

17 November

Peak representative bodies WoolProducers Australia (WPA), Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) and Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association (ALPA) are reminding those in the sheep industry about ensuring that the sheep they are selling are ready for sale by meeting the requirements of the Fit to Load guide.

High growth rates & early maturity
Outstanding carcas attributes
Ease of management
Superior skins and wool
Fertility & lamb survival
High growth rates & early maturity
Outstanding carcas attributes
Ease of management
Superior skins and wool
Fertility & lamb survival

Poll Dorsets are the breed of choice for a growing number of farmers across Australia, Here our members tell us why.

Buyers I know – whether chasing trade or export lambs – all prefer the Poll Dorset first-cross, which I think comes down to the lamb’s shape, fat content, yield and clean, white skin

Tom Pattinson, Prime Lamb Producer,
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Passion for Poll Dorsets continues for Max

More about the breed

Formed in 1954, we are the largest representative association of Poll Dorset breeders in Australia.As a member you can:

  • Breed, register and sell pedigreed Poll Dorsets
  • Benefits derived from APDA’s marketing, promotion and communications activities targeted to further grow and develop the Poll Dorset breed
  • Ability to certify animal health (eg, Brucellosis Accreditation)
  • Exhibit sheep at various agricultural shows and events
  • Sell rams at multi-vendor events eg. Australasian Championships
  • PLUS MORE
Read about our membership