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MLA: Sheep flock predicted to reach 70 million this year

13 October

The forecast of a wet spring in many key sheep producing regions in Australia will drive the national flock to over 70 million head in 2021, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2021 October sheep industry projections.

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

Preferred Prime Lamb Sire

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
Read about our membership