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Welcome

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.

Stirling Sale 2016

The inaugural Scottish Region Show & Sale of Rams & Females will be held at United Auctions Stirling Market on Wednesday 25th May.
56 Lots have been catalogued, all from MV Accredited flocks and most are also SRS performance recorded.
Please see the catalogue for further information.

Crediton Open Day

Fast finishing lamb from forage

AHDB Better Returns open day, Crediton, Thursday 5 May 2016

Sheep producers will be able to find out more about improving flock profitability by carefully selecting genetics combined with forage based systems at an AHDB Better Returns open day hosted by Matthew Crooke at Cross Barton, Crediton on Thursday 5 May.

Matthew will discuss how grazed grass combined with folded kale and swedes are making a significant contribution to the unit’s crop of Hampshire Down cross lambs which last season achieved an average 19.5kg deadweight at 15 weeks and graded R3L and U3L, performance which was reflected in gross margins.

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Commercial Producer News

Hampshire Down rams are working in commercial flocks operating under different management systems throughout the UK.
We’ve asked some of their owners how they are getting on this season and we’ll continue to follow their progress in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

2016

Wed 25th May
HDSBA Scotland
Ewe & Ram Sale
Stirling Market

Fri 1st July
HDSBA National Show
Stratford upon Avon
Livestock Market
Clifford Chambers

Sat 2nd July
HDSBA Premier
Breeders Sale

Stratford upon Avon
Livestock Market

 


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Sponsor of the
Caltech
Hampshire Down Flock Award

 

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