A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE OLD RAM

The Old Ram-Australia

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G'day folks,"great news".We had our first Aswssi x Persian born today.Its a "girl". She will look like an Aswssi with a short Persian coat by the look of it. Mom has a very nice udder and the babe is drinking easily by what i observed this afternoon....Anyway here are the photos,i am sure we will get better ones in the future...T.O.R.
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THE END OF AN ERA: I have made the decision to sell all of the Suffolk's we have left. I was contacted by a lady on the Northern Tablelands last night about a line of ewe lambs i had advertised ,but were sold and as we "chatted" she said they run mainly Suffolk's and i told her we had a line of ewes in lamb and some ewe lambs for sale.She said "how much" and she would speak to her husband .10 minutes later she said they would take the "lot",sight unseen.This evening i sent her some photos taken this afternoon (attached).

The response to the add was overwhelming with over 450 hits,and they sold in under 30 minutes.

It has been so hectic in the last week or so ,we have sold 58 lambs and now another 18 to go along with another line i hope to select of 10 ewe lambs.We will carry over about 40/50 ewe lambs for breeders and join then in the spring to a Black-headed Persian ram which will not tax them too much.....T.O.R.
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Wow, that really is the end of an era. While you are no doubt happy to see them go to a good home, there has to be a twist in your heart. You spent a lifetime selectively breeding the best of the best. I hope the couple that is buying them knows what they are truly buying. Years and years of selection, they are fortunate to purchase such a flock.

I admire your spirit and tenacity. When the shearing got to be too much for you and your lovely bride, you didn't hang it up and quit. No, you just changed directions and set off on a new course of breeding a new composite breed of sheep, suited for your climate. Not too many people would do this at any age, I hope you are still out there in your 90's, doing what makes you happy. You may very well gift your country with an enduring breed, able to survive and thrive on available forage, raising good meaty lambs with no tail docking or shearing.
 

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I forgot to mention,I have a "new" contact in the USA,who breeds pure bred Aswssi's and i know one of you is really keen on them.More details later.T.O.R.
 

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Hi, another couple of photos,the two tall ones are rams we are selling the target market is people who live on small blocks,we have also offered packages of 3 ewes and a ram for those just starting out along with a delivery service.

The other two are new lambs one from a Damara x and the other from a W.H. Dorper...T.O.R.
 

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