Supreme Champion Ram of the Warrnambool Show 2018
Nedelle Downs Southdown Stud | Performance Based Flock
Nedelle Downs Southdown Stud | Performance Based Flock
Nedelle Downs Southdown Stud | Performance Based Flock

Nedelle Downs Southdown Stud

Nedelle is owned and managed by 3rd generation farmer, Anthony (Ned) Nagorcka and partner Jaynel. We are located 13 km west of Hawkesdale in Victoria's south-west.

Since Nedelle was formed in 2003, we have maintained our aim to breed easy lambing, tight skinned Southdown sheep, while also selecting herd for increased growth, high yield, early maturity and a healthy covering of fat and muscle.

We aim to breed rams which suit the modern day lamb producer, enabling large numbers of high value lambs to be sold off pasture. It is of upmost importance to us that our rams are highly fertile, structurally sound, and subjected to commercial conditions prior to leaving our farm. We are completely confident that our rams will perform for you.

We look forward to assisting you in an industry we are passionate about and love.

Why Southdowns?

Southdowns continue to be the breed of choice for joining maiden ewes, particularly ewe lambs, where other breeds have a higher potential of throwing large lambs giving birthing difficulties. In recent years, many producers have switched to Southdowns as their sire of choice across their entire flock, benefiting from the high demand we are seeing in the market place for Southdown sired lambs.

We credit this to the exceptional carcass qualities, doing ability and genetic gain we have made with our performance-based flock. Performance recording has given us the ability to identify high performing individual animals and specific traits. With the use of AI and ET services, we can rapidly increase the number of desirable animals.

Latest News & Updates

We had a fantastic few days at Sheepvention with the opportunity to catch up with current and new clients it’s always great to hear how our rams are performing . Read more
Nedelle Downs 170322 champion ram and sheep of the show at koroit! Read more
by Everard Himmelreich, The Standard, October 31 2018 This year’s one-day format for the Warrnambool show’s sheep competition was a success, attracting about 100 entries. A Southdown Ram from first time Warrnambool Read more