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
Bara-Simbil semen arrives in America
November 2, 2021
We were thrilled this week to see a shipment of Bara-Simbil Wiltshire Horn semen straws safely arrive in the United States. It's exciting in this day and age that genetic material can be collected and transported to other countries right around the globe - a great way to diversify the gene pool and work to continually improve the quality of stock. We look forward to hearing updates as the offspring arrive in March 2022.
One of the rams collected for export to the USA
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.