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Annual On-Property Sale
~ Friday 13th October 2017 ~
(Always 2nd Friday of Oct)
512 Stokes Bay Road
Kangaroo Island
South Australia

~ 200 White Suffolk Rams ~
~ 44 Poll Merino Rams ~
~ 40 Maternal Rams ~
~ 1.00pm Start ~
~ Inspection from 11am ~
~ Lamb Pies Provided ~

Ella Matta Team
The Ella Matta Team

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Annual On-Property Sale
~Friday 13th October 2017
~
(Always 2nd Friday of Oct)

512 Stokes Bay Road
Kangaroo Island
South Australia

~200 White Suffolk Rams~
~44 Poll Merino Rams~
~40 Maternal Rams~
~1.00pm Start~
~Inspection from 11am~
~Lamb Pies Provided~

Ella Matta Team
The Ella Matta Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 












 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual On-Property Sale
~Friday 13th October 2017~

(Always 2nd Friday of Oct)
512 Stokes Bay Road
Kangaroo Island
South Australia

~200 White Suffolk Rams~
~44 Poll Merino Rams~
~40 Maternal Rams~
~1.00pm Start~
~Inspection from 11am~
~Lamb Pies Provided~

Ella Matta Stud Team
The Ella Matta Team

Ella Matta aims to breed rams that maximise our clients profit. This is achieved by having the highest quality Lambplan and MerinoSelect figures and focusing on traits that increase productivity. We also keep ease of care in mind and put our stud through a thorough visual selection process to confirm that they are well structured durable animals.

Continuing to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies in genetics (and sheep breeding as a whole), we do the endless hours of research and recording so that our clients have the peace of mind that they are using rams at the forefront of the industry.

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About Ella Matta

Ella Matta was the first registered White Suffolk stud in Australia (and the World!). Back in 1979 we were looking to innovate and increase prime lamb productivity and overall profits. Today we still maintain the same aim.

Our Poll Merino ram breeding program started in the early 90's and has used a range of bloodlines in pursuit of the best possible genetics. In 2002 our flock entered the Merino Validation Program, thereafter it has been fully measured with complete pedigrees recorded on Sheep Genetics Australia.

Our Maternal White Suffolk Composite flock started in 2014 with the aim of breeding a self-replacing maternal sheep that pumps out a high percentage of fast growing, meaty lambs. These are benchmarked on the maternal Lambplan database.

Our Breeding Aims

White Suffolk Stud

We continuously aim to increase overall productivity by having the highest quality Lambplan figures with an emphasis on:

Ellamatta Studs Carcass Plus
Ella Matta White Suffolk LEQ Index Average Compared to Other Studs (year indicates year of birth)

Maternal Composite White Suffolks

These rams are for a self-replacing prime lamb focused ewe flock. They are a Maternal Composite (mostly Coopworth) and White Suffolk cross. Their focus is:

Poll Merino Stud

Our main aims/achievements are to:

  • Increase fleece weight
  • Improve carcase traits (growth, fat & muscle)
  • Maintain a low micron
  • Breed worm resistant sheep

Other aims/achievements include:

  • Large framed and early maturing sheep
  • Bright white crimped wool
  • Plain bodied and wrinkle free sheep
  • Dermatitis and fleece rot resistant
  • Good type and structure
  • Long stapled free growing wool
  • High fertility and number of lambs weened
  • Sheep that perform in all conditions (wet or dry)

Worm Resistance

One of our main breeding aims at Ella Matta is for worm resistant sheep. We have been taking individual faecal samples from all stud lambs since 2001 with an aim to minimise drenching. Subsequently our flock is becoming increasingly more genetically resistant to worms.

Eating Quality

Eating quality is also an area in which we are beginning to investigate. Our most recent endeavours have seen us using genomics and DNA testing coupled with embryo transplants and artificial insemination, pushing us forward to produce the rams of the future.

Disease Free

Ella Matta keeps a closed flock to ensure that we maintain our disease free status, with new genetics only being obtained through (frozen semen) artificial insemination. All rams are OJD MN3 vaccinated, Brucellosis Accredited, vaccinated for Scabby Mouth and with 6 in 1.

Bred For The Real World

Our sheep are run in as close to commercial conditions as possible, and selected accordingly (i.e. rams not kept/hand fed in sheds, and ewes lamb in the paddock). To breed sheep that not only survive but thrive in commercial conditions, they need to be bred and recorded in commercial conditions!

Quality Rams Guaranteed

We are very strong on customer satisfaction and guarantee our rams. We believe that our rams are of the highest quality and speak for themselves.

Sustainable Farming

At Ella Matta we believe in sustainable farming practices. To read more please click on the below link.

Sustainability at Ella Matta


Also, please click below for:

More About Ella Matta White Suffolks

More About Ella Matta Poll Merinos

Lambplan Figures for 2017 Sale Rams

MerinoSelect Figures for 2017 Sale Rams

Figures for 2017 Maternal Sale Rams

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