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Castella White Suffolk Stud

Castella White Suffolk Stud Established in August 2018, Castella White Suffolk Stud aims to breed and produce high quality genet

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Had our first flock ram go out the gate yesterday to a happy returning client!We have 5 White Suffolk flock rams availab...
17/10/2022

Had our first flock ram go out the gate yesterday to a happy returning client!

We have 5 White Suffolk flock rams available this year! All born August 2021. OJD vaccinated, and we are brucellosis accredited ✅. PM for more details. Location, Konongwootong Victoria (15 minutes North West of Coleraine) 🐑🐑

Someone’s early to the party!! 🥳🐑First lamb for the 2022 lambing season has arrived, a cracking little ram lamb from one...
26/07/2022

Someone’s early to the party!! 🥳🐑

First lamb for the 2022 lambing season has arrived, a cracking little ram lamb from one of our original Fairburn ewes, sired by VALMA 212383 (Bought in partnership with Fairburn & Esperence Studs last year at the Adelaide Elite Sale).

Along with lambing starting early, we’ve been very busy lately, hence no updates!

If you’re in the Hamilton area this Sunday, and next Monday & Tuesday, be sure to come along to Hamilton Sheepvention Rural Expo for a sticky beak. This year I’ve joined the Sheep Show committee, so I will be around the whole three days if anyone is around and would like to catch up!!🐑🏆

Someone’s early to the party!! 🥳🐑First lamb for the 2022 lambing season has arrived, a cracking little ram lamb from one...
26/07/2022

Someone’s early to the party!! 🥳🐑

First lamb for the 2022 lambing season has arrived, a cracking little ram lamb from one of our original Fairburn ewes, sired by VALMA 212383 (Bought in partnership with Fairburn & Esperence Studs last year at the Adelaide Elite Sale).

Along with lambing starting early, we’ve been very busy lately, hence no updates!

If you’re in the Hamilton area this Sunday, and next Monday & Tuesday, be sure to come along to Hamilton Sheepvention Rural Expo for a sticky beak. This year I’ve joined the Sheep Show committee, so I will be around the whole three days if anyone is around and would like to catch up!!🐑🏆

Castella stud shearing 2021 is complete!🐑💪🏼 Big thank you to Doug & Tom for coming this morning to shear all our stud ew...
06/11/2021

Castella stud shearing 2021 is complete!🐑💪🏼
Big thank you to Doug & Tom for coming this morning to shear all our stud ewes and lambs.
And for Vivien Millicent Murphy and her dog Blue for coming along and being great helpers!
Quite pleased with how all our ewes and lambs have come out of their wool. 🐑

15/10/2021

Some Castella 2020 August drop ewe lambs that were sent down to Bailieston in June have grown out a treat for a client.

15/08/2021

Congratulations 🎉 Lucy Cook of Castella White Suffolk Stud for winning the 19-25 Young Judges Section of the QPL Rural Youth Sheep Expo!

Fairburn 180722, who we believe is the best ewe in our breeding program for 2021, finally lambed this morning giving us ...
02/08/2021

Fairburn 180722, who we believe is the best ewe in our breeding program for 2021, finally lambed this morning giving us two happy and healthy lambs, a ram and a ewe. 💪🏼

All of our ewes in our program this year have been displaying great maternal traits so far. Such as great udders and being very protective of their lambs! We have been recording these little things to help us improve on the maternal side of things in our stud.

Mondays aren’t so bad when your first stud lambs for 2021 arrive!!😍Ram and ewe pair of twins from Fairburn 170024 sired ...
25/07/2021

Mondays aren’t so bad when your first stud lambs for 2021 arrive!!😍

Ram and ewe pair of twins from Fairburn 170024 sired by Valma 192100!

We would like to thank Vivien from V M Murphy Livestock Services for coming to pregnancy scan at Castella this morning. ...
06/06/2021

We would like to thank Vivien from V M Murphy Livestock Services for coming to pregnancy scan at Castella this morning.

Our ewes were joined for 28 days in March and it worked a treat! Joined to Valma 192100 (purchased with Andrew Lakin, Esperance Stud, Lancefield) & KIS 160100, our ewes scanned at 170%, with 51 lambs expected! A lot of twins coming our way in August!
We are overwhelmed with the success for this year and we can’t wait to see all the lambs in August this year! 🐑🧬

Also would like to thank Tyler, and my Nan and Pa, Chris and Cheryl for coming along to help out and see the results.

Our main joining group for 2021 enjoying some lupins and hay during the foggy weather today! We have joined Valma 192100...
07/03/2021

Our main joining group for 2021 enjoying some lupins and hay during the foggy weather today! We have joined Valma 192100 (Purchased in partnership with Esperance Stud, Lancefield VIC) to 25 ewes this year, with ewe genetics including Castella, Fairburn, Mertex, Booloola, Waratah and Killara Studs! We also have KIS 160100, a repeat sire in the stud, in with some lovely ewes. We look forward to seeing what our two sires for 2021 produce for us this year.

Castella 200015 took out Champion White Suffolk Ewe & Lamb, and also swiped Reserve Champion Lamb of the Show at the Lan...
16/01/2021

Castella 200015 took out Champion White Suffolk Ewe & Lamb, and also swiped Reserve Champion Lamb of the Show at the Lang Lang Show 2021 today. Very happy and proud of this little ewe lamb! I believe she’ll grow into a great future breeding ewe for Castella.

200015 is out of Fairburn 150043, sired by KIS 160100.

13/01/2021
Castella’s Lang Lang Agricultural Show Team 2021 🐑

Our little show team for Saturday’s Lang Lang Show are all ready, and we are super happy with how they look!
Bit of a bummer we didn’t get them out of their wool in time, but we’re still really happy and keen to see the results on Saturday.
Three sires used in Castella in 2020 represented; KIS 160100, Wingamin 150402 & Booloola 190447 (in order when they stand in a line in the video!) 🐑

Our team here at Castella would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!🎄🥳We look for...
23/12/2020

Our team here at Castella would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!🎄🥳

We look forward to seeing what’s to come in 2021 🐑

Castella 200015 (sired by KIS 160100) with dam Fairburn 150043 (one of our founding ewes!). We’re very impressed with ou...
07/11/2020

Castella 200015 (sired by KIS 160100) with dam Fairburn 150043 (one of our founding ewes!). We’re very impressed with our drop of ewe lambs this year, with almost all of the 13 ewe lambs having great potential to be retained and bred with within the stud. We look forward to getting their weights at weaning and getting them out of their lambs wool soon.

Castella 190006, nicknamed “Katniss Junior” and dam, Killara 171051 “Katniss”. We have been watching 190006 closely sinc...
05/10/2020

Castella 190006, nicknamed “Katniss Junior” and dam, Killara 171051 “Katniss”. We have been watching 190006 closely since day 1, we think she’s the ‘top of the drop’ for 2020 here at Castella. She is sired by Wingamin 150402 (undefeated Senior Champion White Suffolk Ram in 2016). 190006 and many of our other lambs for 2020 are showing great growth and style, across multiple sires!

The last Castella lambs born for 2020 have arrived! Two healthy ram lambs sired by Booloola 190076, from Booloola 190360...
05/09/2020

The last Castella lambs born for 2020 have arrived! Two healthy ram lambs sired by Booloola 190076, from Booloola 190360.

24 stud lambs in total on the ground for the year! Really impressed and happy with how all the lambs are looking and growing!

04/09/2020

Everyone’s happy it’s Friday! Even the lambs!🐑🥳

31/08/2020
Valma 192100

🐑 NEW STUD SIRE FOR 2021 🐑
We’re very excited to have purchased in partnership with Esperance White Suffolk Stud, Valma 192100.
192100 is in the top 20% for all LAMBPLAN indexes (TCP, EQ, LEQ and MCP), and is also in the top 10% for Post Weaning Weight.
We believe 192100 displays excellent muscling, great depth of body, and strong sound structure. Three of the things we are aiming for!
We look forward to seeing his progeny at Castella and Esperance in 2021 onwards. 🧬

What a nice morning to be a lamb!🐑☀️
21/08/2020

What a nice morning to be a lamb!🐑☀️

More lambs for 2020 have arrived! With having lambs dropping like hot cakes at the start of August, then giving us a lit...
12/08/2020

More lambs for 2020 have arrived! With having lambs dropping like hot cakes at the start of August, then giving us a little break, they started up again yesterday when 3 of our Booloola ewes decided to all pop!
Two single ewe lambs and twin ram lambs!
We’ve also had some impressive KIS 160100 lambs born at the start of August (our first ram lamb from 160100 pictured first). We’re very excited to see the rest of his progeny for 2020.

More Wingamin 150402 (A.i) lambs born today! Twin ram lambs, from Fairburn 180651, SOD - Warburn 160032 ($21,000)And a s...
02/08/2020

More Wingamin 150402 (A.i) lambs born today!
Twin ram lambs, from Fairburn 180651, SOD - Warburn 160032 ($21,000)
And a single ewe lamb by Fairburn 180799, SOD - Anden 160257.
Lots of different genetics coming through our 2020 lambs which we are loving!

First lambs for 2020 are officially on the ground!🐑A set of twins (ram and a ewe) by Wingamin 150402 (A.i), from Fairbur...
31/07/2020

First lambs for 2020 are officially on the ground!🐑
A set of twins (ram and a ewe) by Wingamin 150402 (A.i), from Fairburn 180802 (sired by Penrise 140226).
We’re very happy with their birth weights and their White Suffolk type they’re already presenting. We look forward to the rest of lambing for 2020.

Just over a month until we start lambing here at Castella. Now lambing down 19 ewes for 2020, with 28 lambs expected.
18/06/2020

Just over a month until we start lambing here at Castella. Now lambing down 19 ewes for 2020, with 28 lambs expected.

Don’t forget to keep up to date on how our stud is progressing on Instagram also! Find us by searching  and follow our p...
11/06/2020

Don’t forget to keep up to date on how our stud is progressing on Instagram also! Find us by searching and follow our page!🐑

Our stud ewes grazing through the fog this morning! Happy Friday!🐑
28/05/2020

Our stud ewes grazing through the fog this morning! Happy Friday!🐑

Last Wednesday we had our pregnancy scanning for 2020. We’re excited to announce we’ll be having 14 lambs from 10 ewes s...
23/05/2020

Last Wednesday we had our pregnancy scanning for 2020. We’re excited to announce we’ll be having 14 lambs from 10 ewes so far, 6 of which are from our A.i program we completed in March, using sire Wingamin 150402. We look forward to seeing these lambs in August, and also receiving more ewes in lamb in June and July!🐑

Castella would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!
10/04/2020

Castella would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!

If you’re wanting anything from shearing hoodies to shearing singlets, the team at Just Shear will make it happen! Make ...
17/03/2020

If you’re wanting anything from shearing hoodies to shearing singlets, the team at Just Shear will make it happen! Make sure to check them out!

A.i 2020 for Castella is now complete, and it’s safe to say the process this afternoon went very smoothly, and our 9 ewe...
09/03/2020

A.i 2020 for Castella is now complete, and it’s safe to say the process this afternoon went very smoothly, and our 9 ewes are back in the paddock nice and settled.
We look forward to hopefully seeing progeny from Wingamin 150402 on the ground at Castella in early August.

I’d firstly like to say thank you to John Stephenson from Millinup White Suffolk Stud in WA for the organisation of the semen from 150402. We appreciate it greatly, and can’t wait to be the 2nd stud in Australia with progeny from 150402.

Secondly I’d like to thank David and Emily from GENSTOCK in Hamilton for performing the A.i this afternoon.

I’d also like to thank my Pa for coming to help with loading ewes into the cradles.



2nd Photo: photography Credit to Wingamin White Suffolk Stud. Pictured is Wingamin 150402 held by Caitlin Shillabeer.

08/03/2020
Castella White Suffolk Stud, A.i Ewes 2020

Our 9 selected A.i ewes are shedded and getting settled for A.i tomorrow afternoon. We are beyond excited and proud of this line up of ewes and the genetics within them. We hope this drop of lambs has a big positive impact to the growing of Castella.

CIDR’s are out. PMSG is in. Our 9 selected ewes are ready for A.i in 48 hours time!
07/03/2020

CIDR’s are out. PMSG is in. Our 9 selected ewes are ready for A.i in 48 hours time!

After making our final decision on which 9 ewes we would like to A.i to Wingamin 150402, CIDR’s are in and we couldn’t b...
24/02/2020

After making our final decision on which 9 ewes we would like to A.i to Wingamin 150402, CIDR’s are in and we couldn’t be more excited. We will also be naturally joining 3 ewes, which includes our 2019 drop ewe lamb which we hope to get some progeny out of.

Pictured is our 9 selected A.i ewes. Genetics in these ewes include Fairburn, Mertex and Killara (dispersed) Studs.

Our two new additions from Mertex Texel & White Suffolk Stud settled in extremely well over the weekend, and we are happ...
10/02/2020

Our two new additions from Mertex Texel & White Suffolk Stud settled in extremely well over the weekend, and we are happy to have gotten a proper photo of the both of them! We are certainly very excited to have these two handy ewes in our breeding program for 2020, and look forward to getting progeny from them for more years to come.

Our two newest additions to the Castella flock, Mertex 150271 & 150191. We couldn’t be happier with these two lovely ewe...
08/02/2020

Our two newest additions to the Castella flock, Mertex 150271 & 150191. We couldn’t be happier with these two lovely ewes sired by Depta Drove 130084, and look forward to seeing their progeny in August! These two ewes along with 7 other selected ewes will be A.ied to Wingamin 150402 in a months time!

Thank you to Tim Jorgensen from Mertex Texel & White Suffolk Stud for allowing us to purchase these two handy ewes. We look forward to having Mertex genetics in our flock! 🧬🐑

Our 10 stud ewes were happy enjoying some Lucerne x Pasture hay today!We’re very excited to announce our Artificial Inse...
20/01/2020

Our 10 stud ewes were happy enjoying some Lucerne x Pasture hay today!
We’re very excited to announce our Artificial Insemination program for the start of March 2020 has been confirmed, and we can’t wait to A.i 9 ewes to Wingamin 150402 (Purchased by Millinup White Suffolk Stud, WA in 2016). Wingamin 150402 has been heavily used at Millinup, and they have received some outstanding progeny! We’re absolutely thrilled we have the opportunity to use 150402, and look forward to seeing his progeny from our stud ewes.

Our 4 new additions from Fairburn Sheep Studs have arrived safe and sound after a long trip home! We are very excited ab...
05/01/2020

Our 4 new additions from Fairburn Sheep Studs have arrived safe and sound after a long trip home! We are very excited about our four new ewes, and can’t wait to add them into our A.I program in March 🐑

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