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About the Breed

Springdale Australian Whites are the superior meat breed. The Australian White has been labeled by breeding associations as having high stability in both breed type and functional traits. The animal is a large breed that displays sound mobility and conformation with early maturity, high reproductive capabilities and an open breeding season. The Whites are a self-replacing breed with hardy, fast growth lambs. These qualities suit the Australian conditions providing Springdale with a successful flock.

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Recently Purchased Sires

Latest sire

Tattykeel 210228

Purchased 2022

Tattykeel 190839
Purchased 2020
$29,000

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Springdale Auctions

Springdale Stud are proud to announce their 8th Annual Auction, which will be held at 1pm on the 15th of September! This auction will follow seven previous successful sales, this forthcoming sale will have on offer approximately 60 Springdale Australian Whites rams. 

 

Springdale Australian White rams make terrific terminal sires, with the added hybrid vigour they make for a great cross with any other breed. Springdale white rams are robust, healthy and hardy! They are second to none and are a tough, strong breed that will not disappoint. View our current rams below.

 

Phone Mark on 0417 247 372 or click here to email Springdale for information on their next auction and purchasing information. Alternatively, contact any of the following agents below.

 

 

 

Upcoming Auction Information

When:  15th of September 2023
Where:   Stanthorpe Showgrounds High Street, Stanthorpe, Qld 4380

2023 Top priced ram 
$5400

Contacts

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Ben Johnston  

0455964487

Ray White Warwick

 

Contacts

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Jason Traplin
0428838115

Ben Hammond
0428061622


Ben Johnston  
0455964487

Callum McNichol
0419020444

History of the Springdale Stud

Springdale first discovered the Australian Whites in 2013 through increased media attention and the following year, purchased two Australian White rams which were trialled over the White Dorper cross ewes. The results were over and above our expectations; the lambs were born full of vigour and grew rapidly with excellent conditioning through a tough winter.

The year 2015 saw Springdale purchase 20 Australian White foundation ewes from “Castlereagh” stud. At this time we also purchased two “Tattykeel” stud rams from the Gilmore family. By January 2016, we ran our first Embryo Transfer program, flushing 19 Australian White ewes. At this time Springdale also purchased a further 20 stud ewes from “Castlereagh” to increase the flock size and eventually produce the next generation of pure Australian Whites.

 

The progeny from this program continued to amaze us with the majority of the five-month-old ram lambs weighing upwards of 60Kg. And ewe lambs only 12 months old already giving birth without complications. The Australian Whites have displayed growth rates and fertility rates that are exceptional to our expectations.

In 2017 Springdale became a registered member of the Australian White Sheep Breeders Assocication, which means Springdale Australian White stud are registered breeders and all rams will carry a AWSBA blue tag and purchasers are assured of quality blood lines. Australian Whites registered as SPRINGDALE Flock Number 0083.

Today Springdale Aussie Whites boasts a flock size consisting of approximately 500 stud ewes which are joined yearly with stud rams sourced from pure AWSBA certified rams. The annual sale showcases the preceding years' progeny. 2023 brings 60 handpicked rams reared by the consistency of the Aussie White ewes and nurtured by the Davey family.

We pride ourselves on the consistency of our sheep through developing the strong traits of the Aussie Whites such as black points, shedding ability with a hair like coat, great mothering instincts and ability to thrive in numerous Australian terrains and climates. We achieve this by sourcing only the best sires for each years offspring, conducting embryo transfer and artificial insemination programmes for even genetic dispersion.

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SPRINGDALE Flock No. 0083

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Australian Whites Quality Meat

Australian Whites are becoming more and more popular as a meat sheep as the quality and texture of the meat is superior and unique to the breed.

 

Most commonly referred to as the wagyu of the sheep world.
 

The carcass is of a traditional shape and size for domestic trade lamb and also when grown out is also very suitable for the export market.

 

The meat is of a fine texture and appealing colour, it is succulent when cooked, due to the meats high intramuscular fat content. In conjunction with its low average melting point of around 37 degrees, in comparison to other sheep breeds which gives the meat its melt in your mouth quality.

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Gallery 

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Springdale is in the business of sheep, but are never too busy to answer any questions you may have! 

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