Haven Park is predominately a prime lamb operation which runs 4000 breeding ewes which are East Friesian, Border Leicester, Corridale cross joined to Poll Dorset. With this combination we are consistently marking 140% lambs and able to sell these at export weights. Emphasis has been places on twin survival, wool quality and carcass weight, the average for the 2012 lamb drop was in excess of 25 kg carcass weight and a high percentage above 28 kg at four to five months of age.
The 2014 sucker lambs sold very well, in the space of a few weeks all lambs were sent to saleyards and abbatoirs with the top lambs selling for $160 in Hamilton Saleyards and others reaching that in abbatoirs. These lambs topped the saleyard prices for the whole of the eastern states of Australia for this week. Some lambs were sold early, with these particular lambs born in June and sold in mid November which were 25.4kg dressed.
2014 Sucker Lambs PD sires.