he Australian White was developed to be a self-replacing, haired, meat sheep that required minimal maintenance. The four breeds of sheep that were selected to develop the breed were chosen for specific traits they could bring to the breed. These breeds were the Poll Dorset, Texel, White Dorper and Van Rooy. Graham, his brother Martin, and his sons James and Ross controlled the development of the breed through rigorous selection and breeding programs on the Tattykeel properties in Black Springs NSW.
The Australian White is a non-selective grazier. They eat what’s in front of them instead of chasing better pasture. The Australian White can utilise most feed and do well on varied types of feed all year round. The shedding breeds are a very exciting and increasingly important part of the high performance prime lamb industry. The breed is an absolute pleasure to work with. Turning out low maintenance, high quality lambs is our no. 1 goal. With inputs being so expensive it’s essential to manage these costs and keep them to a basic minimal without letting quality slide. We think The Australian White is definitely on its way to meeting this goal.
Australian White sheep are suitable for a variety of environments and are adaptable to cold and hot climates. Their growth rate is repaid and they finish well on grass. They do not require shearing and negate the need to treat them for parasites. This is an easy care animal that is very profitable. Since the breed was launched in 2011, the Tattykeel Team have continued to refine the breed. Continually selecting for improvement in the desired traits, conformation and eating quality. The breed is now being sought after all around the globe.
Other outstanding qualities of the Australian White are;
- High Yielding
- Excellent mothering
- No lice
- No flies
- Can withstand any environment and conditions
- Low maintenance
- Clean hair shedding
- Sound Feet
- Quite temperament
- Fast growing
- Early Maturing
- Self replacing
Very Fertile. The ability to lamb three times in two years
- Naturally mulesed/bare breach
- Great for hobby farmers
- Reduce your costs, no shearing, no chasing flies, no lice treatments
Quoted from the developer of the Australian White breed, Graham Gilmore “Tattykeel”, “The Australian White was developed to be a self replacing, haired, meat sheep that required minimal maintenance. The breed is a stabilised (not composite) breed which consists of four types of sheep, Poll Dorset, Texal, White Dorper and Van Rooy. These four types of sheep were chosen for their specific traits and what they could bring to the breed.
Australian White Sheep Prices
$500.00 – $1,040.00