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The South Suffolk is a fixed crossA stout South Suffolk ram with a white body and black face and legs. between the Suffolk and the Southdown breeds. It was introduced into Australia in 1958.


The South Suffolk is hornless. The head, legs and feet are brown to black. The breed's main role is for use as a sire over other straight and cross breeds, for the production of fast-growing prime lambs.


Its wool is of the fine Downs type, and measures 24-26 micron in fiber diameter. Fertility levels are high.




Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation, 1989, 3rd Edition

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