"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

Latest News

Hamilton Sheepvention 4th - 6th August 2019

Chrome Sheep Studs will be having a display at Sheepvention situated in the Sheep Tech Marquee.

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Henty Field Days 17th-19th Sept 2019

 Chrome is heading to the Henty Machinery Field Days. Site 1047A Block V

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Pre Sale Inspection Day

 Monday 7th October 2019

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11th Annual Ram Sale

On Property at "CHROME" on Thursday 10th October 2019

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2019 Sale Reports

8th Summer Ram Sale (18th Jan)

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