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COMMERCIAL | Armdale Poll Dorset Stud

Prime Lambs sired by Armdale rams.


Armdale have been producing Poll Dorsets for over fifty years and are one of the country's largest seedstock producers of Poll Dorset genetics marketing over 200 rams annually.

The stud's ability to make rapid changes to market trends has seen it continue to be one of the preferred suppliers to all leading meat processors and lot feeders. A good example of this being the demand for lamb with more shape in the muscle, particularly through the rack, loin and hindquarter where the most profitable cuts are achieved. This is made possible by Stockscans accurate scanning process providing the only accurate assessment of eye muscle area available today. This is a real figure and not an EBV, allowing producers to target specific markets for optimum premiums.

Visual appraisal, combined with muscle scanning has seen the depth of quality further developed through the rams we offer for sale annually.

Armdale rams are bred to produce lambs that will satisfy all market types and specifications. Strict emphasis is placed on mobility and correctness whilst maintaining functionality and fertility, ensuring prime lamb producers of an animal that markets itself.

Armdale Rams

Producers using Armdale genetics regularly boast an annual lambing percentage in excess of 140%, giving clients value for money.
Many clients are now using Armdale rams over merino and composite ewes with excellent results, both over the hooks and through the sale yards.

Meat buyers recognize the quality of Armdale sired lambs and regularly source their genetics both privately and through the weekly markets.

Armdale are dedicated to the continued success of the prime lamb industry, and continue to be leaders in both stud and commercial fields, of which Poll Dorsets sire in excess of 75% of the prime lamb market.

We regularly follow lamb markets to keep up with current market and pricing trends. We offer our clients after sales advice with the marketing of their lambs and breeding programs.