With testimonials from commercial producers in Northumbria and Devon, an evaluation by Sam Boon Signet's Breeding Services manager, and Philip Derryman's thoughts on producing Hamp rams.
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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.
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.