Felix Rams focuses on producing efficient and profitable prime lambs by breeding high performance, structurally sound rams for efficient prime lamb enterprises. Their commitment to collecting good accurate performance data is in the DNA and is embedded as the fundamental approach to the way they breed sheep.
In the world of big data, whichever way you look at it, 27,000 lambs weighed within 12 hours of birth, 22,000 weaning weights, almost 18,500 scans with weights for post-weaning fat and muscle, 4,400 individual worm egg counts is a lot of data. This is the performance data that influences the ram selection and to the accuracy of the Sheep Genetics Lambplan asbvs on the rams you buy.
At Felix Rams they select for quick early growth, and maturity, grown in the paddock, not maximum adult ram size. Almost all of the selection is done at 6.5 to 7 months of age – reflecting the age most lambs are sold. At Felix it is all about the lambs.
Felix Rams selects for early maturity to efficiently produce a 22-28 kg lamb. Early maturity also means your suckers have the best chance of hitting the target year in year out, while attention to the “right” amount of fat means that you will almost always have finish on your lambs at market weights.
Felix Rams will offer around 140 Poll Dorset and 50 White Suffolk rams at their COVID-19 safe, on property sale at Greenethorpe on September 1st at 1 pm. Catalogues available at www.felixrams.com.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rodney 0417 499 204 or Isaac 0437 493 407 or from the selling agents, Allan Gray and Co Cowra 6342 2377.