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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.