Southdown sheep Australia
At Ponda Estate we run a flock of heritage Southdown sheep in the vineyard.
The short stature of these sheep make them outstanding weeders in the vineyards.
At only 50cm tall they can’t easily reach the grapes, they remove the unwanted shoots from the vine trunks, their relatively light weight doesn’t impact the soil and their manure helps with soil fertility.
The Southdown breed originated in the South ‘Downs’ of Sussex County in England. They are one of the oldest of the Down breeds.
English farms kept these sheep for the flavorful meat and fine fleece. In the early 1800’s these small, chunky Southdowns were imported to Australia.
The Southdown sheep raised by commercial growers today are larger than the traditional Southdown of years past.
However, our sheep are descended from the old Metcalf Brothers flock (Metcalfe, Victoria) and the Bell flock (Bellarine Peninsula) and have maintained their smaller size.
In America and New Zealand, heritage Southdown sheep are commonly known as Babydolls – a reference to their very cute, smiling, teddy-bear like faces.
The Babydoll Southdown breed is perfect for vineyards and smaller acreage farms.
Sheep for sale
From time to time we have Southdown “babydoll” sheep available for sale.
Lambing generally takes place in August/September and lambs are available in the new year.
Information regarding lamb and sheep sales will be placed on this website as lambs/sheep become available.which episode of happier with gretchen rubin is about advice for eliza What does ms mean in medical terms? What does 1133 mean? How to measure for a storm door? how to improve left hand dribbling What is the meaning of processed food? what is the difference between two-piece agitator or impeller What does in love mean? when ask about other skills how to improve your technical skills What contact center meaning? what is two factor authentication definition Flight gear cessna tips over when i apply brakes at landing? what strategy could improve electoral competition what is benefits received principle Where to buy rubber tips for canes? failed it!: how to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up How to get rid of razor bumps on private area? How to autofill in excel? How to draw braids? What team does chris paul play for? how to aegis helper to stop telling me my cpu is hot How to teach a rangers animal companion tricks in d&d? What does a box spring do? what is the difference between moto g7 and moto g7 play? What does adult adhd look like? what difference between perfume and eau de toilette What does universal mean? Guess who tricks? My mind tricks me when i try to meditate? What is the meaning of select your target audience? where do i file for social security disability benefits what is the difference between kpi and metrics What does preheat mean? what is the difference between hinge and pivot shower doors where do you get your investing news and advice what is the difference between water resistant and waterproof flooring what are the benefits of protein for your heart Reap what you sow meaning? how would you improve gmail How old do you have to work at starbucks? why do carriers and super carriers require the same skills eve What is the meaning of literary devices? What is the meaning of error 403?