Welcome to Wattle Wood Springs

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Lamb Plan LogoThe Wattle Wood Springs Suffolk Stud is located at the property ‘Yankaponga' at Wattle Flat, half way between Myponga and Yankalilla in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Suffolk Advantage!

Easy Lambing                 *  Easily Identified

*  Carcass Quality               *  Hardiness

*  Longevity                          *  Consistent Performance

Brucellosis accredited flock 1249 / Lambplan


Chinese Purchase 22 Suffolk ewe lambs. 

A delegation of Chinese representatives visited the farm in July 2016 and have purchased 22 Suffolk ewe lambs through Austrex Australia. 

2016 Ram Sale

35 Suffolk flock rams  were auctioned on the property on Tuesday 11 October 2016.  26 rams were purchased with buyers coming from Kangaroo Island, the Barossa, Booleroo Centre and Parawa this year.   

See Ram Sale page for more information.

2015 Ram Sale

Our 2015 Ram Sale took place on Tuesday 13 October 2015 and was a very successful day! Many thanks to the Elders guys who contacted prospective buyers before the auction day and were there on the day to get the auction happening - big thanks to Scott Fleetwood, Simon Harding, Tom Penna and Scott Bevan!  Many thanks also to the buyers who came from Kangaroo Island, the Barossa, Crystal Brook, Melrose and Booleroo Centre. 

See Ram Sales page for 2015  Sale results.

Read 'Buoyant Sale at Wattle Woods Springs,' The Land, 2015. 

How did it start .......

Just to give a bit of background about us; Garry and Pauline Gum and the establishment of the stud in 2006.  It all started with the purchase of rams and ewes from Broughton Lodge Suffolk Stud from Crystal Brook and ewes from Pine Ridge Suffolk Stud at Strathalbyn. Garry's main aim has been to produce sheep that develop good growth under a variety of conditions. To date the rams produced at Wattle Wood Springs have shown excellent length and muscle density.

In 2008 Garry purchased a top ram from the Pine Ridge Suffolk Stud with what he considered to be great length and muscle qualities .  This added further depth to his matings. Then in 2009 a ram with a very robust frame and strong structure was purchased from the Allendale stud in Keith.

Further purchases:

  • Ram from Brechinridge stud purchased in September 2012.
  • Ram from Nobel-Lee stud purchased in 2013.
  • Ram purchased from the Bowen stud, NSW, at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show.
  • Ram purchased from Pine Ridge Suffolks, Strathalbyn in 2015.

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Latest News

2017 Suffolk Flock Ram Sale : Tuesday 10th October; auction starting at 1pm.  Rams can be viewed from 12noon along with sausage sizzle and refreshments.

 See Ram Sale page for full information.


Contact Us

Garry & Pauline Gum

Address: PO Box 132, Myponga, South Australia 5202

Phone: 0885 583 147

Fax: 0885 583639

Mobile: 0428 672 166

Email: gum@iprimus.com.au

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