The Australian White is an Australian breed of meat sheep. It derives from selective breeding of White Dorper, Van Rooy, Poll Dorset and Texel sheep, with the aim of creating a large white sheep suited to Australian conditions, and with a self-shedding hair coat.
|Country of origin
|National Australian White Sheep Society
Three breeders – Baringa, Highveld and Tattykeel - collaborated to create the breed.
In 2019 the breed was introduced into the USA.
In 2022 an Australian White ram was sold for AU$240,000, thought to be a record price for a meat sheep.