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Farrer 130254

Farrer 130254 was purchased by Ida Vale in 2014 from NSW at a record price of $17000. 


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Founded in 1985 by the late Bronte Gardner, Idavale was the first West Australian White Suffolk stud to be established. The aim was to create a superior terminal breed with white wool, clean points, low birth weights and a good shoulder setting for ease of lambing. Now, more than 25 years on the White Suffolk breed is firmly entrenched in the Australian prime lamb industry.

Ida Vale has a reputation for producing robust, high performing and structually sound sheep that are well suited to the prime lamb industry.

Each year we invest in carefully selected, quailty genetics from leading studs throughout Australia. To fast track our genetic progress we use the latest technology such as electronic tags for data recording, artificial breeding and performance testing through Lambplan.

Ida Vale has in excess of 500 stud White Suffolk ewes and each year sell up to 180 rams to stud and commercial producers throughout Western Australia. Rams are available at our Annual Production Sale in Kojonup as well as on farm. Stud ewes are available on farm by private selection.

See below for list of sires used. (currently being updated)

2016 Drop sires used

Koonawarra 140259 (semen available)

Farrer 130254 (semen available)

Ida Vale 148985 (semen available)

Ashmore 140120


2015 Drop sires used

Farrer 130254 (semen available)

Burwood 100210

Kantara 130030

Iveston 110924

Blackbutt 122086


2014 Drop sires used

Mount Ronan 100337

Ridgetop 110220

Blackbutt 122086

Iveston 110924


2013 Drop sires used:

Ashmore 110121   (semen available)Top priced ram at Ashmore 2010 Sale Sth Aust purchased by Ida Vale. Son of Ashmore 080179.

Ridgetop 110220

Ida Vale 124195

Iveston 110924

Kiara 110006

2012 Drop sires used:

Kiara 110006         Record priced ram lamb at Perth Royal 2010 $6000 purchased by Ida vale

Illoura 100653

Detpa Grove 06520

Detpa Grove 080644

Ida Vale 094129

2011 Drop sires used:

Ida Vale 094100

Ida Vale 094067

Ida Vale 094096

2010 Drop sires used:

Ida Vale 074138

Ida Vale 084182

Ida Vale 094015

Ida Vale 094103

2009 Drop sires used:

Bundara downs 075269

Pendarra 075492

Woolumbool 050463"Dr Phil"

Ida Vale 074138

Depta Grove 060520


2008 drop sires used:

Accelerator 050627

Anden 050042

2007 drop sires used:

Accelerator 050627

Anden 050042

Depta Grove 050237

Warratah 050657