Thirty years of breeding,
backed by objective selection, performance and science,
has resulted in an Australian bred sheep tailored for Australian conditions.
White Suffolks are simply better by design
WHITE SUFFOLKS offer:
- Lambing ease
- Early maturity
- Clean points
- High libido
- Longevity and good temperament
- Terminal and maternal lines
- Quality skins
- White Downs type wool
- Market flexibility – trade or export weight carcasses
- Meat eating quality backed by science
The White Suffolk provides superior all round performance – consistent and measured rams producing high yielding carcasses able to hit the right fat specifications. This means a better bottom line for the prime lamb producer and the best eating quality lamb for the consumer.
The AUSTRALIAN WHITE SUFFOLK ASSOCIATION aims to:
- be at the forefront of marketing and promotion of the White Suffolk breed
- better educate our members and commerical breeders on providing superior genetics to the Australian lamb industry
- continue to develop the White Suffolk breed to the advantage of all involved in the Australian lamb industry
- encourage extensive use of genetic evaluation and continue to benchmark the White Suffolk breed to become the leading performance breed
- remain at the forefront of recent technological advances within the livestock industry
Generating cash flow using Merino ewes
John and Louise Gray and sons, Ian and David, run a cropping, Merino and prime lamb enterprise in a 550mm rainfall at Esperance, Western Australia. The family's 4200 Wande-Arah Merino stud and flock ewes average 21 micron and cut 6.5-7kg of wool.
White Suffolks profitable in low input regime
South Australian commercial producers Gary and Wendy Kilsby use White Suffolk genetics to generate cash flow within their wool and prime lamb enterprise. They farm the 770ha property, "Lowan", at Kalangadoo, north of Mt Gambier, in a 700mm rainfall zone.
White Suffolk lamb "sells itself"
Butcher Phillip Groves buys prime lambs (carcass weight 20-25kg and condition score three) out of the local Quoiba (Devonport) saleyards for his Perth butchery, The Sausage Shop. He also sources White Suffolk lambs directly from a local commercial producer, and has been impressed with the breed's yield, eye muscle depth, reduced trim and enhanced flavour.
Meat Eating Quality in the White Suffolk
Members of the Australian White Suffolk Association (AWSA) have always been quick to adopt new technology which has been the catalyst for the White Suffolk breed being genetic leaders within the Australian lamb industry.