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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.

Joe-Henry

EBLEX Award 2015

Raburn Flock Wins Most Improved Flock Award for the Hampshire Down Breed

The Raburn flock, owned by Joe and Rachel Henry of Thropton, Northumberland, has been recognised by AHDB Beef and Lamb as the Most Improved Flock of Hampshire Down sheep in England for 2014.

The award is presented by the AHDB Beef and Lamb 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 ten UK breeds.

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Derryman108

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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Atkinson-Smith001

High Index Rams

Hampshire Ram Breeders Launch Web Portal for Commercial Sheep Farmers
www.highindexrams.co.uk
This season sheep farmers have watched finished lamb prices drop again without being able to do much about it. But what they can do is take steps to reduce the cost of producing those lambs. One step is to use performance recorded Hampshire high index rams because their lambs will finish faster   cutting down on input costs on both creep based and grass only systems. Finding such a ram is now much easier since a number of Hampshire ram producers got together to launch this website.
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Events

2015

Sat 26th Sep
HDSBA NW Region
Ewe & Ram Sale
H&H Carlisle

Fri 2nd Oct
HDSBA NE Region
Ewe & Ram Sale
CCM Skipton

Fri 23rd October
HDSBA AGM
Cumbria

 


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Sponsor of the
Caltech
Hampshire Down Flock Award

 

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