Dispersal Sale of Beltex x Suffolk Ewes

Thanks to all who supported our sale today.

The top price was achieved by a pair of 1 crop Beltex X Suffolk ewes who made £260 per head.

6 shearling ewes made £ 210 per head

The overall average was £ 181 for 37 in lamb ewes sold

Monday the 6th of February  at Carlisle Mart we are selling 36 in lamb crossbred ewes including 16 shearlings. All Beltex crosses are daughters of a stock ram previously used by David and Richard Findlay and all females on offer are in lamb to a Findlay bred ram.

The only reason we are selling our crossbred ewes is that we scanned over 200 tup breeding females this year and decided to concentrate on our Texel and Suffolk flocks.Indoor housing space is limited on our upland farm.

Ewes are going to lamb from the 1st March and Gimmers from the 26th of March. Of the 36 females on offer 27 are expecting twins and overall lambing % is 208. For details of individual sheep click below –

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Hans Fokker95 going again for semen collection

We are so impressed with his progeny that Fokker is going to AB Europe again for semen collection as we have very little left in his can.

having had comments from breeders like

” His progeny has doubled my usual muscle EBVs” and

“the lambs are so clean with no wool on their head and below their knees and hocks”

“None of his lambs had twisted toes and their feet are such perfect shape”

” It’s the first time we have had an actual muscle depth back  scan over 46mm in depth and a muscle EBV over 8mm, but the best thing is that lambs looks the part.”

Fokker should have well over 400 progeny by next tupping season so keeploking at the Basco website.

New! Best ever semen available

Our current Texel stock ram Drinkstone United has performed well and semen for the 2017 breeding season is now available. He is a great ram of large stature, a great backside and fantastic length

Suffolk stock ram “Hans Fokker 95” is having to go back to have more semen collected as we have nearly run out. Having been selected for the AHDB Ram Compare trial and having progeny in four pedigree Suffolk flocks has added to his extremely high EBV accuracy figures. John Key of the Midhope flock had a ram lamb by him with a muscle EBV of over plus 8mm and an actual measurement at ultra sound scanning of over 46 mm. “The best thing” says John, ” He hasn’t just produced the best figures we ever had but he also looks the part and is an excellent example of the Suffolk breed.”

The Essie flock sold four of his sons at the last Kelso ram sale. They averaged £975.

Don’t risk missing out.

The proof is in his Pudding Club.

 Order now while supplies last.

2016 On-Farm Sale

Kelso Ram Sale September 2016

Good news for sheep with full EBV information.

There were some really good results and I would like to congratulate Irene Fowlie with her excellent consignment from the Essie Suffolk flock.

Iren had purchased some semen from our home=bred stock ram Hans Fokker o95 (T79:13:095)

Four of his sons were at Kelso in the Essie pen and averaged £975. Fokker is the highest proven muscle EBV ram in the Suffolk breed. His dam T79:K14 is still in the flock and still looks great.

Fokker produced lots of good females and some are for sale privately this autumn. There is also plenty of semen in stock and he is the Suffolk ram picked by AHDB for their ram compare trial.

2016 on-farm sale – 3.30pm Friday 26th August 

Gallows Hill Farm, Cambo, NE61 4LB

Thanks to everyone who came and make it a good  auction

Texel shearling rams sold to £1800 and averaged £602 and Suffolk shearling rams sold to £1100 and averaged £502. Crossbred rams sold to £640.

Although not all rams sold on the day we have now sold out of Suffolk shearling rams and only have 3 Texels and a number of crossbred rams still for sale. There are also four good 2shear Suffolk rams available.

As we had a lot of female Suffolks born these last two seasons  we are happy to sell some privately and if interested please give me a ring on 01669 620032 or send me an email to hansporksen@btinternet.com