Virtual Flock Challenge success!
October 27, 2020
This year has certainly proven to be incredibly challenging for everyone across the globe, including farmers. The Australian Wiltshire Horn Sheepbreeders Association took the initiative to provide breeders with an opportunity to showcase their sheep during these difficult times. The first ever Wiltshire Horn Virtual Flock Challenge was run and Bara-Simbil was thrilled to take home first prize in the Mature Ewe group showcasing a group of six ewes. The criteria for judging can be found here.
An exciting year for Wiltshire Horns
May 19, 2019
A big thank-you to the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association (ASSBA) for the feature on the Wiltshire Horns in the May edition of The Muster - complete with a front page Bara-Simbil (Davis family) photo + 5 page spread! With the Wiltshire Horns featuring at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show and Bara-Simbil celebrating 50 years since it's establishment in 1969, it is shaping up to be an exciting year for the breed.
Leading the way.
Easy care, woolless meat sheep
Originally from southern England, Wiltshire Horn Sheep have the unusual characteristic of moulting their short wool and hair coat naturally each Spring. This removes the need for shearing or crutching and minimises problems associated with flystrike. With high lambing percentages and excellent mothering, Wiltshire Horns are a popular choice for both small land owners (including hobby farmers) and larger scale producers.
In the late 1960's, with vision and determination, the late Mr. Leo Harwood took ownership of all remaining Wiltshire Horn sheep in Australia and established the Bara-Simbil Wiltshire Horn Stud. Today, we uphold this proud history by continuing the foundation bloodline from which all Wiltshire studs in Australia have grown.
The late Mr Leo Harwood alongside his son Robin, holding one of the first Bara-Simbil Stud ewes