White Suffolk Stud
Farrer breeds high quality White Suffolk rams using reproductive technologies and objective measurement. The White Suffolk Stud is managed by Ag Teacher Darren Smith with approximately 400 sheep. All animals are recorded on Lamb Plan and we are MN3 level Ovine Johne’s disease accredited.
An extensive A.I. program is conducted annually and run by the students under teacher supervision. This program involves work outside school hours as lambing starts in August and extends over a six-week period.
Farrer conducts a sale annually in September, both on-site and online. Students are invovled in the organisation including advertising, sale catalogue development, animal selection and preparation. As part of their learning, all activities with the sheep are managed by the students on a rostered basis. It’s a real life hands-on rewarding experience for the boys.
This ‘Farrer White Suffolk Breeding Program – Achieving a product of distinction’ video documents the production of these rams from selection of the compatible parents through to the final sale of the rams.
The stud is accredited with:
- Brucellosis Accredited
- MN 3 OJD Status
- Independently Structurally Assessed
- SuperWhites Member
- Lambplan GOLD Quality Data