News, Open Days and Events

Top Ram in Ram Compare

We have now supplied AHDB with four rams for the RamCOMPARE Project and had a tremendous success last November when the first set of results were announced at the Sheep Breeders Roundtable. Indeed, the top ram in the project so far, is the first ram we supplied to Ram Compare. He was used in our flock as a ram lamb and we hope to use some of his semen again this year. We were also pleased to hear that the 2nd highest rated ram in the project is one of the rams we have used in both the last two years through AI. Such a result is enormously satisfying and gives us the confidence that we are making the ‘right decisions’ for ourselves as breeders and within the wider industry.

The current  lists of selected rams for sale are available on each of our Ram pages or by going to the links below.  The SufTex rams are included in the Suffolk list as they are all directly comparable to the Suffolks within the same valuation.

Suffolk Shearling Rams 2018

Texel Rams 2018

We have two major events this month.

1. The 2018 Exlana Ram Sale will be held on Wednesday August 8th and we expect to have about 70 rams with exceptional genetics that are the result of many years of ongoing recording and harsh selection. All animals are of course presented in their ‘’working clothes’’ straight from the field –we don’t disguise or ‘’pretty up’’ sheep with artificial colouring or trimming. SIG has a hard-earned reputation for producing sheep that go away and do ‘what it says on the tin’.

Ayshford Barns, Westleigh, Junction 27 on the M5.   The list of Rams for sale can be found on our Exlana Ram page or by clicking on the following two links:

Exlana catalogue 2018 sheet I of 2

Exlana catalogue 2018 Sheet 2 of 2

Follow the link below for further details on the sale and schedule for the day.

Exlana ram sale schedule and Sale Information 2018

2. Open Evening – AHDB Ram Selection & Breeding Evening – 14th August –   6.30pm start- also  at Ayshford Barns, Junction 27 off M5. The focus of the evening will be how to achieve Better Returns from using Estimated Breeding Values ( EBV’s).  Please Contact Us or register with AHDB if you would like to come.