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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.

Autumn Sales 2015

Friday 16th October at Kivells Exeter Market
HDSBA SW Region Ewe & Ram Sale

Saturday 26th September at H&H Borderway Market, Carlisle
HDSBA North West Region Ewe & Ram Sale: catalogue

Friday 2nd October att CCM Skipton
HDSBA North East Region Ewe & Ram Sale: catalogue


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.


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.










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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Hampshire Down Flock Award



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