Athlone sire Gooramma 80/19, ranked in top 10 percentile for ASBV post-weaning weight. Purchased September 2020.

Welcome to Athlone Poll Dorset and Southdown.

Our rams are bred to produce fast-growing and high-yielding lambs, primarily for the commercial market.

Situated near Penshurst in Western Victoria, Athlone rams are bred tough and honest – only ever grass-fed, so what you see is what you get. We’ve become one of Australia’s biggest studs because our clients come back, knowing they can rely of the performance of our rams. All rams are guaranteed for the first breeding season.

“Making the change to Athlone rams five years ago has proven to be a winning move for our prime lamb operation. With their easy care and fantastic fattening capabilities on pasture and/or stubble, the progeny of these rams suit our mixed farming operation perfectly. The simple transition from mother to market make them a fantastic financial advantage.”
Tim Whitehead, 'Spring Creek'
“Our farming enterprise requires rams that have the ability to join well to both Merinos and first-cross ewes. That’s why we’ve been buying Athlone Poll Dorsets for 23 years. The lambs are fast growing and low maintenance. We have benefited from the New Zealand bloodlines that Henry has introduced; these rams have greater breeding performance and genetics to match. Athlone Poll Dorset Stud meets all our prime lamb requirements.”
Rob Rentsch, Cavendish