Welcome to the Hampshire Down
Sheep Breeders’ Association
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 Down ram is long lived and vigorous and is able to cover a good number of ewes each season.
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Russ Gleeson, Lincolnshire tells us 'we acquired a Hampshire Down Tup from a friend to use on our varied flock. Herdwicks traditionally take so long to finish to a decent weight so we thought we would see how the cross works out. As you can see the results look promising!' pic.twitter.com/hKrytddLgg
If you are looking to expand or start your Hampshire Down flock the NEW sheep sales pages on our website list the very best in Hampshire Down genetics for sale from our breeders across the UK.
For commercial buyers looking for a ram that is proven to sire lambs that finish fast on grass and produce a longer leaner carcass with more muscle than other terminal sires, there are breeders across the country with stock for sale.