Vortex White Suffolk Stud

 

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History
​The Vortex Stud was founded in 1989 by Robert and Ellen Hooper with their son Daniel later coming onto the farm.  The farm is situated at Goorambat East Victoria near Benalla. Vortex White Suffolks began with a base of Suffolk and Poll Dorset sheep which included Suffolk genetics from the USA to increase the size and length of the sheep. Vortex sheep were a regular at many of the major shows including Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo and Geelong which produced many champions for the stud including a supreme champion at Adelaide in 1996. While we no longer participate in showing, the quality still remains. Genetics are constantly sourced from top studs and rams around the country through ram purchases and an AI program to ensure our clients receive the highest quality genetics.  We have started a Charollais stud with the first lambs hitting the ground in 2013. 
 
Health
We are brucellosis accredited and all our stock are OJD vaccinated with Gudair and are Vaccinated with 6 in 1.  
 
​Breeding
Natural breeding is encouraged with our flock which has resulted in hardy animals which need very little assistance.  Artificial Insemination and ram purchases from as far as South Australia, all around Victoria and New South Wales have been a strong influences on our stud when it comes to bringing in improved genetics.  LAMBPLAN has been a valuable tool for us but is not the sole focus of our breeding program.

 

 

 

 

R, E & D Hooper

1093 Benalla-Yarrawonga Road

Goorambat, Victoria, Australia, 3725

Daniel: 0437 684786

Robert: 0428 641296

E-Mail: vortex.ws@bigpond.com