THE ULTIMATE SIRE The East Friesian sheep breed is a large framed sheep that originated in the Friesland area of Northern Germany and Holland, like its bovine counterpart designed for its outstanding miking ability.
he highest at any sheep breed producing 2litres per day and with the longest lactation 240 days compared to 150 for XB sheep and 90 days for Merino’s. Although designed for their milk production also have a high yielding carcase and when crossed with another maternal or terminal breed they have great benefits to meat production enterprises. Their extra milk adds to their fecundity so they have the ability to wean very high % of lambs, 200% is achievable under the right conditions.
Warrawindi Farms will offer 100BL/ EF ‘Ultimate’ cross rams for sale on the 11th of Oct at our Annual on farm sale also offering 200 Poll Dorset rams, 30 Suffolk and 15 Border Leicester Rams. Warrawindi Farms aim is to produce more lambs, better lambs, naturally.
RIGHT: Our Granddaughter Mia helping out with the tagging at birth. A family affair!
They are widely used across the world to cross with other breeds to improve milk quality and quantity. The East Friesian is not very hardy or adaptable but their cross breeds are. Warrawindi Farms are crossing the East Friesian with the Border Leicester. The East Friesian is very lean and crossing them with Australian bred Border Leicesters , predominately Coolawang and Inverbrackie leading sires with extra fat is the perfect combination, to create the ‘Ultimate’ maternal sire for breeding 1st cross ewes over merino’s or self-replacing XB’s over first cross and composite type ewe flocks. Lifting production with more numbers of lambs weaned. These EF/BL cross rams used over 1st X and merino ewes are creating some super maternal ewes at Warrawindi Farms. Using high yielding warrawindi poll Dorset rams over these magnificent ewes which are producing 150% lambs averaging 30kg dressed weight. Warrawindi Poll Dorset sires are very high growth and high yielding suitable for producing heavy lambs using only the best genetics for our climate. Current sires Aberdeen and Ulandi park AI ,Bundara downs and Derrynock high index rams.
PENOLA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
RAM SALE 11TH OCTOBER 2019 AT 11AM David & Alison Galpin PH: 08 8737 2274
Ram & Lamb Magazine Issue 12 September 2019