What are the origins of the SAMM breed?
SAMM or South African Meat Merino is a wool and meat sheep originating in South Africa derived from the German Fleisch Merino.
South African producers set out to improve the quality of wool and meat they could produce in their local market.
- In 1932 the first German Merino were imported into South Africa from Europe.
- In 1971 South African Mutton Merino were first recognised as a separate breed.
- In 1996 the first SAMM were imported into Australia.
What is the origin of Prime SAMM?
The breed name changed to Prime SAMM upon the introduction of the SAMMs breed to Western Australia in 1996.
Are the SAMM lambs suitable for the domestic and export trade?
SAMMS have dominated carcase competitions in WA. These competitions evaluate lambs suitable for both these trades. They have won over 90 percent of placings in all categories over the past three years.
Are they easy lambers?
We have never had to assist a lamb at birth since we have been breeding SAMMS.
What micron is the wool?
21 to 22 micron
Do they leave their genetic stamp?
Because they are an old and pure breed, they stamp their progeny well, especially their carcase attributes. When mated with another breed, they have the ability to create hybrid vigour.
Do they have medullated fibre (kemp) in their wool?
Tests have shown that the content of medullated fibre is minimal and easily passes the acceptable level in merino wool of 0.4.
What are our delivery arrangements?
We will deliver any reasonable order free of charge within WA and will arrange delivery to other States.
Is our Sandown SAMMs product guaranteed?
We will arrange a replacement of stock or refund if a client is not satisfied.
Contact Graham Sutherland Ph 08 9523 8250 or Tony Abbey Mob 0428 529 106 for more information
What is the Wagin Woolorama?
This annual event is all about showcasing and celebrating Regional Western Australia and is WA’s largest regional agricultural show attracting over 20,000 visitors per year. Over 350 commercial exhibitors; over 1000 sheep, cattle, horses and chooks in competition; working sheep dogs; wool handling and shearing competitions plus a large range of rural industry products and services.
For Sandown SAMMs stud this is an opportunity to display our best of breed.
For more information about Wagin Woolorama click here