The Wiltipoll is a breed developed in Australia from the Wiltshire Horn for production of prime lamb.
Its short white fleece completely sheds each year and is of no commercial value.
Wiltipolls offer quality meat production with low costs, much less work and produce superior quality, excellent tasting, lean lamb.
- Wiltipolls have had huge success producing prime lamb in marginal areas - specifically in pastoral country, as they thrive on rough scrubby feed.
Advantages of wool Shedding
- Nutrition is directed towards meat and milk.
- Costs are cut dramatically - no need to shear or crutch.
- No jetting, dipping, mulesing or need to tail dock.
- No chemical treatment needed for flies or lice.
- Ideal for organic lamb production.
- Grass seed resistant.
- Adaptable to arable, pastoral and tropical areas.
Prime Lamb Sires.
- Wiltipoll rams produce lean, growthy offspring which are hardy and adaptable.
- Lambs of superior meat quality are equally suited to domestic or heavy export trade.
Wiltipoll x Dorset lamb at 2.5 months of age.
Note: Lack of wool around the breach, lower chance of fly strike.
Wiltipoll cross lambs maintain leanness to heavy weights under feedlot or supplementary feeding conditions with little fat being laid down.
Wiltipolls do not crawl and will readily remain in their allocated paddock.
Rams will breed all year round and can be crossed with other breeds to produce a prime lamb.
Wiltipoll x Dorset lamb 2.5 months of age.
- Wiltipoll ewes come into season in autumn - lambs are born in spring.
- Ewes lamb easily, milk abundantly and have a high percentage of multiple births.
- Percentages are usually 150% or better in a good season.
- Ewes may be joined at 6 or 7 months of age but success depends on maturity and condition of ewe at joining. Better feed at joining time results in more multiple births but twins come consistently from older ewes even on poorer pasture.