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:
Wool & Carcase measurements
Christmas has come early for Jilly and Bailey sporting their new pink and red collars from @droverssaddlery 1 Comments
Pam Dickson So lovely to see the next generation being such a part of it. Beautiful Family xxRhonda King Great photo s,hope you got some winners.looking very professional there dulceLee Irwin 😍😍
The dust has settled after our annual ram sale. Given the current outlook for sheep markets, we were satisfied with the sale result. Once again, we thank everyone who placed bids on the rams and con ... 2 Comments
Behind the scenes preparation for our sale is well advanced, while down the paddock the rams are contentedly enjoying this glorious spring weather. Click on the link for the Catalogue https://www.fair... 16 Likes
Rhonda King Well done Fairview polwarth,well werth the trip over
Feature Breed display looking the goods at this years Royal Adelaide Show. Thank you to everyone that helped put this together. Special mention to Talisa for organising much of the display, Imperial ... 8 Likes
Photos from Fairview Polwarths's postThe four year old was on the job today helping collect wool samples from the sale rams. This year’s data will also include staple length and staple strength. Sale day is Friday 20th October. #polwarth... 2 Comments
Pam Dickson Well done precious Dulcie, loving the jobRhonda King Dulcie,you. Look great with that nice fleece,hope it’s a winner
Katrina Kellett Looking pretty sweet!Tom Dennis Where do you get the sample from? A cheeky little patch off the flank?Kaye Potter Tom Dennis just below the short rib and midway between the back and belly 😊
A rare photo of three different age groups. In front, ram over 2.5 years, middle, ram 1.5-2.5 years and back, ram under 1.5 years. Heading to the Royal Adelaide Show at the start of September. 2 Comments
Photos from Fairview Polwarths's postA massive few days at Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2023. It’s like our Grand Final each year and we’ve come away feeling very proud and happy with our performance. For us, the ASWS is about represe ... 11 Comments
Girls, it’s been left to me to tell you there is no dinner tonight because in the morning we are leaving very early for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. I promise as soon as we get to Bendigo, you ... 7 Comments
While mother was taking wool samples for AWTA testing, 4 year old Dulcie bagged up her own samples complete with writing on the cards. Not sure what AWTA (Australian Wool Testing Authority) would thin ... 3 Comments
It’s true, this young mumma is receiving special treatment. Her triplets were born down the paddock 10 days ago, we bought them in and they spent the first couple of days in the shed bonding. Now, the ... 4 Comments
Robin Smith At last someone put some Finn in Polwarths!Fairview Polwarths Robin Smith hoping that’s a joke…we prefer if our ewes don’t have triplet instead raising 1-2 good l ...Robin Smith No, we dont need triplets, but my experience of Polwarths singles drove me to Finns!
Celebrating our joint birthday with a selfie in the side by side on morning lambing rounds. It was a two hats, five layers bitterly cold wet day. Sensibly, the ewes and lambs were all in the most shel ... 11 Comments