Performance

Maturity at LambingNo. of Lambs BornRange
Shearling Ewes1.581.3 - 1.8
Mature Ewes1.71711.5 - 1.9
Number of LambsShearlingsMature Ewes
Singles5.2kg5.6kg
Twins4.2kg4.7kg
Triplets3.7kg4.0kg

Ranges reflect different production systems, time of lambing and intensity of feeding / finishing. Ewe lambs achieve 90-92% of ram lamb figures. Suffolk cross lambs easily achieve 40kg weights at 15-16 weeks with ideal 3mm backfat.

 

Ranges

DaysWeight / ScanRange
56 (8 weeks)32.6kg25kg to 41.3kg
147 (21 weeks)70.5kg47kg to 88.1kg
147 Muscle35mm29mm to 46.8mm
147 Fat35mm1.5mm to 8mm