Fairbank seeks out top genetics
FAIRBANK Southdown stud was established in 1922 and has been sourcing and investing in some of the best genetics available via AI from Australia and New Zealand in recent years to ensure the stud continues to meet industry demands.
This year’s draft includes some the highest Southdown EBV rams in the country.
The Fairbank flock has 40 per cent more eye muscle and 25 per cent more growth than the Southdown breed average. Lambplan ASBV data is available on all sale rams to aid visual selection.
This year Fairbank is offering 55 top-of-the-drop Southdown rams.
The rams are even and display all the characteristics that are desirable in today’s prime lamb industry.
Feedback from lamb buyers and processors confirms their desire to see more Southdownsired lamb due to the consistency of the product.
To continue the research in this area, Fairbank has five sires represented in this year’s sheep CRC research project, which will assess Southdown genetics against the top sires of other breeds.
In total the stud will offer 156 terminal sires at the 13th annual sale.
Fairbank has been vaccinated against OJD since 2003 and is brucellosis accredited free.