Polwarths have lived on our property for 88 years. In carrying on the Polwarth tradition, we strive to breed big framed upstanding sheep which produce quality wool as well as a good meat carcass. - Greg Potter
Welcome to Fairview Polwarths
Fairview is located on loamy undulating country 14km south east of Colac with the average annual rainfall of 900mm.
The property carries 950 Polwarth ewes in a dual purpose wool and fat lamb operation. Ewes are mated to either Polwarth rams or White Suffolk rams.
Ewes lamb in June/July with lambs weaned at 14-16 weeks. The flock is shorn in December and lambs are fattened on a summer crop before being sold in March/April.
Breeding objectives for the next 7 years are for all ewes to achieve:
Body weight of 55-65kg
Micron range of 21-22 micron
Skirted greasy fleece weight of 4.5-5.5kg
Increase eye muscle diameter and fat depth by a minimum of 15%
To work towards our objectives efficiently, animals are individually recorded on Sapien Technology Kool Collect software where the following information is recorded: