Ladies Day at the Stirling Sale

It was ladies day all the way at the Scottish Region Sale at Stirling Livestock Mart on 17th May with Ewe Lambs and Gimmers averaging well over £500. It was a Ewe Lamb that took the top price of 1000gns and this came over from Northern Ireland for Kevin McCarthys Creelly...

The Premier Sale Catalogue

What an entry we have for the Premier Sale at Shrewsbury Livestock Centre on 27th May. 57 Ram Lambs, 18 Shearling Rams, 23 Shearling Ewes, 26 Ewe Lambs and 51 straws of semen so there is something for everyone! The show will start at 9am and will be judged by Martin...

Stirling Catalogue

The first sale of the season is upon us and its at Stirling Livestock Centre on the 17th May. The show is judged by Josephine Wray from Knockstacken Flock, Northern Ireland and will commence at 11am with the sale at 1pm. The catalogue has a great number of both rams and females...

RamCompare Update

RamCompare update January 2022 – Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association Great year for Hampshire Downs as Kelsey and Normanby genetics lead the top ranking terminal sires in the country for growth rate in 2020/21, as major project shows the commercial value of performance recording and the selection of rams using...

Record Breaking Premier Sale

Trade can only be described as on fire for Saturdays Premier Sale of Hampshire Down Sheep at Shrewsbury Auction Centre, with the record for the top price being broken several times with three lots making over 4000 gns. Commercial buyers seem happy to invest good money in a ram to...

Hampshire Lamb Meeting demands for taste

A farmer and a butcher who teamed up in 2020 to meet the demand for high quality local lamb are joining forces again this year. Mark Duckworth says his customers highly value the Hampshire Down lamb that the Galbraith family produce on their farm near Kendal in Cumbria. High street butchers...