Prospect East Friesian Stud is located at Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges, 75 km north of Melbourne. It comprises 230 acres of undulating fertile country 500 metres above sea level, just perfect for the breeding of East Friesian Dairy sheep.
In 2003 we purchased our first stud ewes, they came from Bramwell Heazlewoods ‘Meltonvale Stud ‘in Tasmania. These ewes were of exceptional quality, all true to type, excellent in confirmation, outstanding in temperament and all with individual pedigrees dating back to the original sheep imported into New Zealand. They produced us many sets of triplets and quadruplets with copious amounts of milk to feed their lambs.
Our first stud ram (682/02) came from Mt Elephant Station at Derinallum, his progeny have been stamped with his outstanding temperament and many of our top index ewes are sired by this ram.
Our breeding program for the last few years has combined the use of both Artificial Insemination and natural programs in late March. Each year we join approximately 50 stud ewes to both pure East Friesian rams and Border Leicester rams.
Our lambing (August/September) is fairly chaotic with all our multiple births, we find it easier to lamb the ewes in the shed for ease of tagging and prevention of fox attacks. The ewes enjoy the routine of shed life and often have to be hunted out to the paddock in the daytime, they line up at dusk to come back into the shelter.
Our lambs all have the necessary health management. They are all double tagged with individual ear tags and the pedigree information recorded within hours of birth. 4-6 weeks later they receive their vaccinations of 6:1, scabbi-guard and then guidair within 12 weeks of birth. The East Friesian X Border Leicester lambs also have their tails docked, something we do not have to do with the pure East Friesians.
OUR AIM is to continue breeding both pure East Friesian and East Friesian X Border Leicester rams for use as Maternal sires within the prime lamb industry. The use of East Friesian genetics mean more lambs (fertility) and more milk to feed these fast growing lambs.
And also to supply and boost the sheep milking dairy industry within Australia, we cannot keep up with the demand and enquiry for ewes suitable for milking.
We are a member of the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association (ASSBA) – flock number 19 and have exhibited our sheep at the major shows including the Bendigo Sheep and Wool show and Hamilton Sheepvention.
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