Sunday 17 June 2012

June 2012 Update

Time has moved on rapidly  from the start of the year.March lambing was accompanied by fine warm weather. With much talk of drought the weather changed & nature began to redress the balance.

However,regardless of the weather,sheep are looking well & grass has grown in a way that we have not seen for the last two or three years.

   One last note from 2011 is a picture above from the Skipton Female Sale.Our 1st prize shearling ewe & reserve overall Champion DG0291 a Ballynoe House Isaac daughter,whose dam was sired by Ash Charollais Filibuster.

Moving forward into this year our stock ram Langstone K2 QU0067 (pictured above) is beginning to prove himself by siring some of our top performing lambs.K2 was purchased as a lamb at Builth 2 in 2010 for 1000gns from Nick & Mimi Hart.

Foulrice Lightening 11DG01588 our prize winning home bred ram lamb (son of Castellau Krypton) was used to serve 25 ewe lambs last October & has replicated himself remarkably well his best ram lamb a twin off a ewe lamb born on 9th March weighed in last week at 44kgs.

More to come this coming week as we prepare our shearling rams & ram lambs for Worcs. Premier on the 30th June