TLF ID M019385
This is a video about the operation of a Southdown sheep stud and olive plantation at Gum Park farm in South Australia. Introduced by farmer Dee Nolan, it shows the sheep in the olive groves, the lambing paddocks and birthing shed as she describes the farm's certified organic approach that starts from the soil up and uses an integrated system to combine ram and olive production. She defines a stud, explains why Southdown sheep are particularly valuable for meat production, demonstrates how the pregnant ewes and newborn lambs are protected from foxes and bad weather; and emphasises the importance of maintaining the Southdown gene pool. Livestock consultant Tim Fencham reinforces her comments about the value of Southdown sheep and meat and describes how the ewes are artificially inseminated. The video lasts for 5:06 min.