WILLOW DRIVE SOUTH SUFFOLK STUD

SOUTH SUFFOLK - THE EASY LAMBING BREED

 

Description of a South Suffolk Sheep 

 

FROM THE AUSTRALIAN STUD SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

 AUSTRALIAN FLOCK REGISER

 

HEAD     

Medium length, with moderately strong muzzle.  Hornless. 

Face colour chocolate, with a topknot of white wool on the forehead.           

         Face clean.             

Ears dark and of fine texture. 

Eyes bright and full.

 

NECK    

Short and well set in the shoulders.

 

SHOULDER    

 Broad and oblique.

 

CHEST       

Deep and wide.

 

BACK AND LOINS       

Back of good length and level. 

Ribs well sprung with no hardness on shoulder. 

Tail broad and well set on.

 

LEG AND FEET     

Forelegs set well apart- hind legs well filled with meat. 

Legs chocolate, clean short and flat boned. 

Hooves strong and black.

 

BELLY  

Well covered with wool.

 

FLEECE     

Short to medium length fleece of medium fine "downs"

type wool, even throughout.

 

SKIN           

Fine, soft and pink.

 

CARRIAGE        

Bold and active.

 

DISQUALIFICATION    

(1) Horns, or any evidence of horns.

(2) Blue skin.

(3) Defective jaw.

(4) Bad wool and black fibres

 

 

 

South Suffolks are a large, comparatively heavy meat breed of sheep.

Rams are for use as terminal sires, used in cross breeding for early prime lamb production.

In australia South Suffolks can be found in Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland & Tasmania.

South Suffolks can also found in New Zealand, where the breed originated.

South Suffolk Rams can weigh from 90 - 140kg

South Suffolk ewes usually weigh from  70-100kg

Lambing %  is from 130 - 160%

The South Suffolks wool is a short, fine, downs type, the fiber diameter is between 24 - 28 microns.

The Staple length being 75 -100mm, & the weight range from 3 -4kg

South Suffolks wool is used for knitting yarns and for apparel.

 

 

 

Contact Details

 

 

Australian South Suffolk Society -

Victorian Branch

 

Web Site; 

   http://www.victoriansouthsuffolksociety.com 

Secretary;

 Mr Barry Shalders

98 Grassmere/ Hexham Road

Grassmere Vic, 3281

Ph. 0427 202 862

 

 

Australian Stud Sheep Breeders

Association Limited

-Flock Register

 office; 31 Labilliere Street, Maddigley, Vic, 3340

Telephone:  03 53672901  Fax: 03 53673609

E Mail: secretary@assba.com.au

web site: www.assba.com.au

 

 

For other South Suffolk Societies in Australia -

contact the

Australian Stud Sheep Breeders

Association Limited -

 as above

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South Suffolk Sired lambs  (X bred lambs, bred for the meat market)

Willow Drive's personal stock ready for market ( from Merino /  English Lester mothers, Sired by South Suffolk)

 

 

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