"Prime Lamb Sires for the Serious Producers"

 

ICON Southie®

The ICON Southie is a breed developed by Chrome Sheep Studs specifically for the prime lamb market in Southern Australia.

The breed was developed by Matt Tonissen when he saw the Australian lamb industry needing a fast growing, very early maturing lamb. Matt saw the opening for commercial producers to target well finished light trade weight lambs for markets such as the Middle East. With most lambs not carrying enough fat, carcass shape or muscle to kill at these lighter weights, he used the hybrid vigour of cross-breeding to produce a sire that would.

The use of Southdown rams over a selection of ICON Poll Dorset stud ewes enabled Chrome to produce a line of rams that will produce an earlier maturing lamb. 

At marking, these lambs were already showing lots of early maturity and fat at this early age.

Other early benefits appear to be solid constitution, tough black feet and tighter, sappier skins.  These rams are very suitable for ewe lamb joinings, as well as mature age ewes.

ICON Southie Ram Lambs

ICON Southie Ram Lambs at 6 months

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Private Sale Rams

 NOW AVAILABLE

Chromedales, Perendales, Coopworths, ICON Poll Dorsets and ICON Southie rams are available now for private sale.

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Chrome Genetics Ewe Sale on AuctionsPlus

Date to be confirmed in December 2018

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Joining Ewe Lambs

At a Glance: • Must be 40kg  • Gaining weight up to and during joining • Lambing at 13 – 14 months • Mate to an easy lambing sire • Wean lambs early • Look after ewes post weaning • Use...

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2019 SUMMER RAM SALE

 FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019

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2018 Sale Reports

 Results of the 10th Annual Ram Sale (11th Oct) & 7th Summer Ram Sale (19th Jan)

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