Read the full article from Farm Weekly Sept 13 2018
Breeders of Prime SAMM genetics
Sandown Samms stud located at Badgingarra 200 km north of Perth, was established in 2000 by principals Graham Sutherland and Tony Abbey. Both share a long-standing commitment to the SAMM breed.
As a result, Sandown SAMM stud is renowned for breeding sheep with fast growth rates, high fertility, good milk production, good wool quality and carcass measurements as required by discerning buyers.
The objective from the outset has been to produce highly productive maternal ewes which in turn would produce top quality lambs.
To achieve this level of breeding Sandown SAMM stud goes to the source of the best genetics available to complement locally grown genetics.
Graham Sutherland and Tony Abbey travel to South Africa annually to access some of the best SAMM genetics that country has to offer.
Why the Prime SAMM breed is ideal for Australian conditions
- an easy-care, low-maintenance sheep that can regularly register 130 – 150 pc lambing percentages
- converts well with good growth and fertility and produces top first cross lambs
- produces an acceptable fleece of wool that is nearly equal to that of a Merino
- makes sound commercial sense in today’s marketplace