With the breeding season well underway for some of us andÂ fast approaching for others, we are delighted to make contact again with ourÂ latest list of rams available this year.
The rams this year have come out of winter it looking asÂ well as ever, having had a fairlyÂ hard winter, especially with the snow overÂ Christmas, but and their performance records are the best yet not only in the Suffolks and the Texels, but also in the SufTexâ€™s. There is a continued andÂ growing interest in the SufTex which are a cross between some of our very highÂ index Suffolks and Texels. Their growth in popularity is we feel due to theirÂ ability to compete with the best pure breeds in terms of performance but theyÂ have the added benefit of hybrid vigour, which will undoubtedly improveÂ fertility, libido and probablyÂ longevity.
We trust that the rams which you bought from usÂ previously, are performing well and have produced the sort of lambs you areÂ looking for. As you will know we are highly committed to selling rams directÂ from the farm because it enables us to fully concentrate on producing rams whichÂ are truly â€˜Fit for Purposeâ€™.
We continue to get positive feedback from our customers,Â and judging from the comments, it seems we are consistently producing the sortÂ of healthy and productive rams which you are looking for,Â and is what weâ€™re all about.
Confirming our breeding programme, most of our rams haveÂ been awarded Gold or Silver Order of Merit awards from the Eblex Better ReturnsÂ Programme, certifying that they are in the top 10% or 25% of the breed forÂ growth rates and muscling.
We continue our pledge to supply fit healthy active rams, reared on grass at sensible prices for commercial prime lamb producers.Â All rams come with a complete set of EBVâ€™s for growth rate, muscling, fat and FEC added to this, over the past four years, we can now supply additional individual data on ease of birth, lamb vigour and dagginess.
By maintaining our â€˜Genetics, not Cosmeticsâ€™ philosophy and selling everything direct from our farm, we continue to:
Produce rams which are:
Fit, active and fertile
Thrive on grass alone
Over winter with little or no supplementary feeding if suitable grazing is available, and
Produce lambs which:
Have good vigour at birth
Grow fast on their motherâ€™s milk and grass
Need fewer drenches
Produce top quality carcasses
We hope the figures (on the Stock for Sale pages) will interest you as much as they please us â€“ there is still plenty of choice but we naturally donâ€™t want you to miss the best of the pick, and so look forward to hearing from you very soon.
Peter & Louise Baber