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SUFFOLK
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Why Suffolk?

ADAPTABILITY

For all environments.  The breed thrive in wet conditions with its hard black feet, having immunity to foot diseases. Suffolk’s are also outstanding in dry
areas where the high fertility rams work well even in hot summer
conditions.


IDENTIFICATION
Black points enable quick and easy identification of the crossed prime lambs making them ideal rams to put in as backups to merinos as the prime suffolk sired lambs are very easily identified and can be drafted out of the mob preventing merino wool clip contamination. 

RESISTANCE to PARASITES
Clean face, crutch and points, minimize fly strike. Hardy constitution gives high resistance to internal parasites.


EARLY MATURITY
Under favourable conditions Suffolk lambs mature for market as early as 9to12 weeks, or can be carried on to heavy weights.
 

EASE OF LAMBING
Lambs are born with narrow heads and smooth shoulders, and are very
strong at birth, minimizing lambing problems, loss of life and husbandry
supervision. The IDEAL CROSS BREEDER Suffolk sires are ideal for maiden
Ewes, merinos and first cross ewes alike, to produce the IDEAL LAMB for
today’s market.

CARCASE:
PREMIUM QUALITY
The Suffolk lamb carcase is full of choice LEAN meat. The Suffolk breed has a great record worldwide, including England, Europe Canada and U.S.A. for comparison trials and carcase competitions.

FERTILITY
Owing to tremendous libido, and greater activity, ram to ewe percentage can be reduced. more lambs can be dropped in a shorter period. Less rams needed — less management time.
Suffolk rams are not only very active workers, but are renowned for longevity, thus reducing replacement to a minimum
 

8weekoldtwin suffxmo lambs

8 week old twin suffolk x merino lambs with their mum

suff ewes lambs

2 week old suffolk lambs with their mums

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