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    BIRTH PLACE OF THE AUSTRALIAN WHITE SHEEP BREED
    Tattykeel - “Your Key to Quality” Meat Sheep Breeding in Australia & Overseas.
    World renowned for producing Elite Poll Dorsets.
    Tattykeel's Perfect Day at 2015 Sydney Royal
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    GENETICS
    Artificial insemination and embryo transfer programs to maximise genetic gains.
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    POLL DORSETS
    Poll Dorset’s true to their breed type.
    Moderate in size, packed with meat and bred to finish on grass.
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    Australian Whites
    Tattykeel - Birth Place of the Australian White Sheep Breed.

CHAPTER 1 - OUR STORY

Tattykeel has a history of producing consistent quality, award winning meat sheep through improved genetics and breeding.
Read more of our story below and within the pages of our website.

CHAPTER 2 - GENETICS

Graham and Martin Gilmore took their parents focus on quality a step further and intensified the line breeding principals used in the stud to further improve the quality and consistency of the sheep. Selective line breeding was also used by the family to enhance positive traits and reduce negative traits in the sheep, and Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer programs were introduced to maximise genetic gains.
  • Selective Line Breeding
    Resulting in improved the quality and consistency.
  • Artificial Insemination
    For controlled genetic improvement.
  • Embryo Transfer
    Introduced to maximise genetic gains.

Tattykeel is now considered the most successful Poll Dorset Stud on record in the Australian Show and Sale rings.
Genetic Improvement

CHAPTER 3 - POLL DORSETS

Tattykeel Poll Dorset’s are true to their breed type. They are moderate in size, packed with meat and genetically bred to finish on grass. Their genetics are Homozygous, so they throw consistent lambs when used as a terminal sire.

This has resulted in Tattykeel genetics being sort after by quality processors like Breakout River Meats Cowra, and the lambs being termed as “Tattykeel Type” at saleyards.

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CHAPTER 4 - AUSTRALIAN WHITES

Tattykeel is the Birth Place of the Australian White Sheep Breed.

The Australian White was developed to be a self-replacing, haired, meat sheep that required minimal maintenance. The four breeds of sheep that were selected to develop the breed were chosen for specific traits they could bring to the breed. These breeds were the Poll Dorset, Texel, White Dorper and Van Rooy.

Graham, his brother Martin, and his sons James and Ross controlled the development of the breed through rigorous selection and breeding programs on the Tattykeel properties in Black Springs NSW.

FIELD DAYS

Tattykeel will have a site at the following field days and will have both Australian Whites and Poll Dorsets on display. Please come and visit us and talk to one of our team about the benefits of these breeds and their suitability to your operation.

  • 5th-8th April, 2017 — Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • 26th-28th May, 2017 — NSW Sheep Show, Dubbo
  • 14th-16th July, 2017 — The Australian Sheep & Wool Show (A.S.B.A), Bendigo, VIC

SALE DATES

Tattykeel are involved in a number of key sales during the year.

13th February, 2017

13th February, 2017

Narrandera Australian White Sale.

....details here.

20th September, 2017

20th September, 2017

Tattykeel’s 42nd Annual Poll Dorset Stud Sale.

....details here.

22nd September, 2017

22nd September, 2017

Annual Poll Dorset Flock Ram Sale.

....details here.

27th September, 2017

27th September, 2017

4th Annual Australian White Sale.

....details here.