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The Aberdeen Stud has been breeding Dorset Sheep for 77 years. The Stud was founded in 1940 by HC Yates and Sons. In 1975 the stud purchased the entire "Parack" Stud Flock Number 788.

In February 2006, Aberdeen Poll Dorset Stud took on a new direction under its new location and management with us. It involved the transition of 1300 stud sheep onto our Marabou property. We had been using Aberdeen rams for 30 years in our prime lamb enterprise so we were very privileged to have been given the wonderful opportunity from the Yates family to purchase and take on the Stud as an entirety. Over the years as a prime lamb producer we introduced many different rams from different studs into our sheep enterprise to strive to achieve maximum results to turn off lambs in minimum time with high carcase weight. We discovered that our best results and greatest profit in our prime lamb production began when we introduced Aberdeen rams into our sheep enterprise.



Aberdeen Rams are my choice because they have fantastic growth rates and figures without losing sight of the "real thing", length, shape and muscle.
I weaned 60% of my lambs onto Woolworths to average 24kg (cwt) at 15 weeks of age, 2 years in a row. The rams speak for themselves.


We trade and finish a number of lambs in our feedlot. We keep a close eye on the performance of all lambs that we finish. Consistently, our own bred lambs utilising the Aberdeen genetics outperform all other lambs. Whether it is for trade weights or the heavy export markets, we get exceptional weight gain without them laying down too much fat. We couldn't be happier with the Aberdeen rams as they tick all the boxes of structure, shape and exceptionally high figures. They certainly give us a great return on our investment.