2024 Training Weekend

We have exciting news that we are yet again holding a Training Weekend filled with lots of educational tips and it's always a very sociable event. The weekend will be held in Whitby, Yorkshire by kind permission of Louis Stainthorpe WHITBY Flock on the 27th & 28th April. Saturday morning will be...

Fast finishing Hampshire Downs now finish faster

By Bridget Lloyd, RamCompare Project Manager New AHDB research shows clear advances in the Hampshire Down breed, with selection for growth leading to both an increase in carcase weight and a reduction in days to slaughter. In performance recorded flocks we use estimated breeding values (EBVs) to demonstrate a ram’s genetic...

Belgian Flock Competition Results

The results for the 2023 Belgian Flock Competition were announced at the Association AGM. Winner was the Lime Tree Flock of Klaus Soenen and Reserve was Philippe Vereecke Honey Flock. Judge Adrian Rundle thanked the Belgian breeders for their fabulous hospitality and the high standard of sheep. Judge: Adrian Rundle Small Flocks: none Medium flocks: 1....

Kelsey Trophy Heads to Wales

KELSEY TROPHY 2023 This year’s Kelsey Trophy winner is Steffan Harries and his Llainterfyn flock, with the greatest gain in overall Terminal Sire index, the flock now sits in the top 25% of the breed. Much of this improvement can be attributed to the strong ram selection team this year, with...

Flock Competition Results

The results of the 2023 Flock Competition were announced at this weekends AGM in Halifax. Judge, Geert Dehaese from Belgium spent two weeks travelling from Devon to Inverness to Suffolk judging the 37 flocks. Champion Flock went to Kevin & Anna McCarthys BALLYCREELLY Flock from Co Down, Northern Ireland and Reserve...

Older Ewes Take the top prices at Exeter Sale

It was the senior ladies that took the buyers eye at the South West Society Sale at Exeter this year, with a top of 1150gns and an average of £931.88 in that section. Buyers were selective with their purchases and sheep sold as far a field as Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Hampshire...

Exeter Sale 6th October

Good entry of 23 females, ten of which are in lamb and 7 rams for the Exeter Sale on 6th October. The show will be judged by Stephen Short HIGHCLIFFE Flock and the show will commence at 11am and the sale approx 12.30. Online bidding is available via Marteye but please make...

Hampshires in demand at Carlisle Sale

Champion Whitby & Reserve Champion Graylen with sponsor David Taylor of Merlin Vet Trade was on fire yesterday for the Hampshire sale at Carlisle with only one female not securing a new home and 9 out of 11 rams selling which is significantly more than previous years with a Carlisle record...

Northern Ireland Sale Report

Ewe lamb tops the sale at £920 It was another fantastic sale for females at the Hampshire down in lamb Ewe, Ewe lamb and Ram sale on Saturday at Beatties Livestock Mart. The demand for females was still very strong seeing a 91% clearance in females on the day. Ewes in...

Carlisle Sale Catalogue

We have a great entry of 60 females, both in-lamb and maiden and 14 shearling and ram lambs. Judging will start at 8.30am and our judge for the day will be Allen McFadden from the Ashley Flock, Northern Ireland. The sale will start at 10.30am and bidding will be available in the...