WHY USE HAMPSHIRE DOWNS?
Hampshire Down rams are the modern and intelligent choice of terminal sire at a time when the commercial farmer is looking to reduce inputs and increase margins. Cross-bred lambs are fast growing with exceptional feed conversion rates and the ability to finish off milk and grass without the need for concentrates. They will finish at target dead-weights from 12 weeks and grade within the preferred specification.
Hampshire breeders have embraced performance recording allowing them over the last 20 years to produce faster growing lambs with a longer, leaner, more muscled carcase.
Hampshire Down rams leave cross-bred lambs demonstrating
- average 0.380kg DLWG
- average 14 weeks finish off milk and grass
- expected conformation grades E, U & R
- hardiness – ability to thrive in extremes of climate
- easy to lamb and lively lambs