The Kelso Maternal is a dynamic breed for farmers who seek ongoing performance gains from the carefully planned diversification of the genes of their maternal flock. Diversity and dynamic change are hallmarks of Kelso and result in high survival rates, higher lambing percentages with leading growth rates and meat yields.

The key traits that we select for in our Maternal rams are:

  • Fertility
  • Survival – lamb vigour
  • Lamb Growth – birth to weaning, weaning to slaughter
  • Meat - yield (kg meat per kg carcase weight)
  • Adult Size – ewe efficiency
  • Body Condition Score
  • Wool 
  • Worm FEC
  • Facial Eczema 

Facial Eczema Tolerance

Kelso's goal is to provide the sheep industry with rams that have a known level of facial eczema tolerance while retaining the other key attributes listed above. 

The Kelso Advantage

Analysis shows that an average Kelso 2744 ram will produce an additional profit per ewe mated per year compared to the industry average.

Kelso Maternal 2ths

There are five Kelso Maternal Ram Options, based on their SIL HPO Index (High Performance Overall):

HPO Index $
3000+ 1700
2000+ 1500
1500+ 1300
1000+ 1100


Click here to buy Maternal 2ths

To discuss your Maternal ram requirements please contact Matt Holden

M: 027 437 1550




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