SAN 74/06 by HVN102 a few weeks after he came out of 105 ewes
SAN 62 of 2007 (by AVM281 and out of LT 9074).
Measurements 1-9-2007 121KG 7fat 51EMD
Reserve champion Prime SAMM ram 2008 Perth Royal Show.
Sold to John and Rhonda Peel, Everview SAMM stud, Geraldton, for $7100.
Sandown had 12 rams in the top 20 for 2006 drop male progeny on the latest Lambplan figures including 06 -0313 who was ranked number 1 on May 2007 report
Sandown SAMMs History The stud was established in 2000 from top South African and
Sandown goes to the source to complement locally grown genetics.
Sandown SAMM stud principals Graham Sutherland and Tony Abbey are so
committed to the breed that they travel to South Africa annually to
access some of the best SAMM genetics that country has to offer.
Graham and Tony made an original purchase of embryos from the Morriston
and Rickston studs which are among the top in South Africa. Since
then outstanding ewes from several other leading South African studs
have been purchased. These ewes
are from prominent South African studs including Baden Horste, AVM,
Greylings, Revack, Stelena, Clinton Collett and breeder Buks De Wet. Top sires have also been purchased and used in the program.
The Sandown SAMM has been selected
for fast growth rates. Sandown SAMMs are high fertility and good
milk producers. They have good wool quality and very good
measuring carcases. The object of the Sandown SAMMs is to produce
a highly productive maternal ewe which in turn will produce top
Current Program Sandown has been going through an
aggressive embryo transfer program to increase the number of animals on
the ground and to be able to produce more commercial rams for a growing
market. Sandown SAMMs have also imported embryos with the object
of placing superior genetics on the market.
Pure SAMM genetics Both Tony and Graham place great emphasis on the combination of visual
assessment and measurement figures when selecting stud sheep.
"I think you need to use a combination of both. Visually sheep
need to be right, but you can also learn a lot of their background and
breeding using figures," Graham said.
The pair believe the future of the SAMM lies within its maternal
"An excellent product can be produced using a Prime SAMM over a Merino
ewe," Graham said.
"Producers can utilise the F1 to produce a sheep that converts well, has
good growth and fertility and produces top first cross lambs.
"Plus there is the added advantage of getting an acceptable fleece of
wool that is nearly equal to a Merino's.
"Another important attribute for today's commercial man is that the SAMM
is an easy-care, low-maintenance sheep that can regularly register 130 -
150 pc lambing percentages without any problems".
Embryos and Semen - Available for Sale
Offering pure SAMM genetics based on an extensive embryo program
using the best South African genetics.
Tony Abbey or Graham Sutherland
GRAHAM – Ph/fax: 08 9315 4114
TONY – Ph: 08 9652 9106
Mobile: 0428 529 106 - Fax: 08 9652 9108
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