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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.

Janet-Hill-14

QMS Planning for Profit

QMS (Quality Meat Scotland) Planning for Profit initiative
Brian and Janet Hill are continually attempting to improve productivity and profitability on their 1,600 acre hill farm, and they are succeeding. Since relocating to the Isle of Bute unit in 1994 they have completely transformed the traditional livestock enterprises at Plan Farm, Kingarth.
Follow the link to hear how they are achieving their goals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfbez0Ns0Hg&feature=youtu.be

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Commercial Flock of the Year Award 2014: Launch

Caltech Hampshire Down commercial flock of the year award 2014 launched

The search is on for the Caltech Hampshire Down commercial flock of the year. The award is open to all commercial sheep producers in Britain using two or more performance recorded pedigree Hampshire Down rams over a portion of their flock.

A total of £1,000 of Caltech product is at stake together with £50 ram purchase vouchers for each of the four finalists. The awards will be presented at NSA Sheep Event 2014 held at Malvern in July.

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Events

Monday 14th April:
Meeting
of HDSBA's Council
Stratford upon Avon

Wednesday 4th June:
NSA Scot Sheep
Berwickshire

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

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

Wednesday 30th July
NSA Sheep Event
Malvern


Crystalyx

Sponsor of the
Caltech
Hampshire Down Flock Award

 

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