In-Lamb females are being offered for sale now in January 2014. Having had a great conception rate and are expecting a 170% lambing percentage from nearly 200 ewes we are able to offer some of our females. The Wallington Texels are again leading the UK indices and the Suffolks are maintaining their high standard.
Many breeders discovered last year that ewes with a positive fat EBV were able to survive the terrible weather conditions much better. At Gallowshill we have concentrated on positive fats for some time as their progeny finishes so much easier as well.
FOR DETAILS GO TO: ” ON FARM SALES PAGE”
2013 Sale Reort:
Julie Pörksen with sale leader Wallington Talisman. For the full sale report go to the ‘On-farm Sales page.
The report on the sale is available on the ON-FARM-SALE page
Next years sale will be held again on the last Friday in August, this will be 29th.
This could be a very exciting sale as we got some of the highest indexed lambs in the UK for this year with both Texels and Suffolks including Suffolk ram lambs with muscle EBV’s of over 8mm.
The question of Europe is becoming very topical as UKIP has made a major impact at the recent council elections. I have tried to explain why continental Europeans may have a different perspective than many people in England.
5th May- “Tb or not Tb That is the Question ” Please read the Rampage for how I think we should tackle the bovine Tb issue. Rampage
1st May- lambing nearly over check out what’s happening at Gallowshill on the Rampage
Check out my comments on the horse meat issue and it’s implication for farmers on the Rampage.
Full details of how we manage our ewes and rams to get the best results from Laproscopic AI can be found on the shepherding page
Wallington Special Blend has at last performed at Innovis, Edinburgh. So semen is now available from this £3,000 ram. He is the sixth highest ram in the UK’s Texel Stock Sire List in 2012 (as recorded by Signet). See semen sales.