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Welcome to the official website of the
Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association (UK).

The Hampshire Down is a UK native, terminal sire breed. Hampshire sired lambs are easy-care with easy lambing. The lambs are quick to suckle and robust, with tight skins making them hardy from a very early age. They will finish quickly on grass with no concentrates. The carcass is well fleshed with one of the highest eye muscle scores of any breed. The Hampshire Ram is long lived and vigorous and is able to cover a good number of ewes each season.


HCC Farm Walk



Maximising flock and forage potential: Whitland farm walk, Thurs 3 July  

Rearing faster finishing lambs from forage will come under the microscope at a farm open evening staged at Maes-y-Felin, Hebron, Whitland on Thursday 3 July and organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association.


2014 Breeders Sale and National Show

Hampshire Downs establish 3,000gns record

Record ram lamb average £771, 72% clearance

Hampshire Downs achieved a new 3,000gns record price together with a £771 ram lamb average and 72% clearance at Stratford on Saturday 28 June at the association’s annual national show and sale.


EBLEX Flock Award 2014

St Paul flock wins Most Improved Flock Award for the Hampshire Down breed

The St Paul flock, owned by David and Denise Middleditch of Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Flock of Hampshire Down sheep in England for 2014.

The award is presented by the EBLEX Better Returns Programme (BRP) to the recorded flock that shows the greatest genetic gain for commercial characteristics over a 12-month period. There is a separate award for each of 10 UK breeds.



Friday 27th June:
HDSBA's National Show
Celebrating 125 years!
Stratford Auctions
Saturday 28th June:
Premier Breeders Sale
Stratford Auctions

Saturday 28th June:
NSA South Sheep
Lewes, E Sussex

Wednesday 30th July
NSA Sheep Event


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Hampshire Down Flock Award



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