Easy lambing, good fat cover and excellent meat yield mean our White Suffolks are ideal for Merino ewes.
Our performance Poll Dorsets are most suitable for 1x ewes. Easy lambing, leaner and heavily muscled.
Brothers Alan and Ian Sharrock are the Principals of Lachlan Valley Rams.
Ian farms at Bribbaree on a 10,000 acre mixed farming enterprise near Young. This is where the bulk of the sheep are based. Along with the White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets, Ian runs 6000 Merino ewes, half of which are crossed with Lachlan Valley Rams White Suffolks. The first cross lambs are lot fed and regularly bring top prices at the saleyards.
Ian has dedicated many years to restoring and beautifying the Bribbaree land, planting many thousands of trees and improving soils and pastures.
Alan is a veterinary surgeon and has a small farm, “Carnarvon” at Forbes. Alan has been a rural vet for longer than he cares to remember but cannot escape the nine dedicated vets and nurses who staff his veterinary practice in Forbes and Grenfell.
Alan enjoys the genetics of breeding sheep especially with the tools of Lambplan and more recently individual feed conversion efficiency. The small irrigation Forbes farm is used as a ram sale depot.
Ian Murphy has been a member of the Bribbaree farm management for many years. Ian is heavily involved in the White Suffolk and Poll Dorset breeding programs. In 2019 Ian is enjoying selling first cross White Suffolk lambs to Wagga and Forbes saleyards for $300 or more. Rams are sold on farm.
Outside the farm, Ian helps run the Bribbaree show and special horse events at the Bribbaree showground.