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AI Reference Ram

PPK1400417 Kimbolton Voyager

Bred by Paul Phillips this ram was purchased in 2015 for Bradley Farm and has been used both years as a natural service ram, this year we are using semen retained from him to link all UK flocks (not including AFBI flock) through AI. With 140 progeny already on the ground his index is 390 (top 5% for breed) with his growth and carcase EBVs consistently in the top 5% across the board. Sired by Avon Vale Real Deal a well known ram in the breed with 447 progeny on the ground this ram retains an index of 494 (top 1% for breed) with a scan weight and muscle depth EBV in the top 1%.


AI Sires

ORL06032 Lumbylaw Madras

Bred by R Oates this ram has a lot of history with 612 progeny behind him providing great accuracy, his index is maintained at 360 keeping this aged ram in the top 5% for the breed, with his muscle depth index remaining in the top 1%. Semen was sold from AB Europe to offer him as an AI sire this year.


AAS:1501680 Miserden Young Rebel

Bred by Aubrey and Sue Andrews, Miserden Young Rebel is an up and coming Blue Texel sire with semen taken for use at home as well as within RamCompare.


LHY:16:00552 Derryloman Prince of Peace

Bred by Rodney Attwell this ram weighed 78kg at 129 days making him the heaviest ram produced in the flock to date. Figures demonstrate that his progeny are growing significantly faster than their mothers. With an index of 4.63 he is in the top 1% for the breed for overall index as well as for the 8 week weight, scan weight & muscle depth EBVs. Sired by Perrinpit Peacemaker a ram with high growth and good muscle.


JUB:H0045 Burford Hercules

Bred by Julie Bury with an index of 292 and high accuracy, this ram has been used as a reference sire and is in the top 1% for the breed with his 8 week weight, scan weight and muscle depth figures.


COC:N3557 Clary Number One

Provided by Mary Dunlop, with an index of 243 this ram sits in the top 10% for the breed, his muscle depth is in the top 5% and CT gigot figures are in the top 10%. Clary Muscleman and Viagrow V/D Drie Musschen in his breeding and 160 progeny on the ground accuracy figures are exceptionally high.


MDC:K0056 Corstane Knot-Out

Provided by Mary Dunlop, with an index 146 this ram has 8 week weight and scan weight figures in the top 20% and Fat depth in the top 10% for the breed. This ram has Airyolland Hunter and Airyolland Galahad in his breeding. No image available for Corstane Knot-Out.  Instead, butchered lambs sire by him, and two of his lambs.

 


78X:14:00601 Ortum Super Triple

Bred by Richard Garner, this ram has an index of 6.87 (top 1% within breed).  He has 87 progeny, his 8 week weight, scan weight and muscle depth EBVs are all in the top 1%, grandsire Drinkstone Heavyweight.


24Y1602594 Graylen 162594 Javelin

Bred by Graham & Judith Galbraith, with an index of 285, Javelin was the highest indexed son by Iceman in 2016. He comes from Graylen’s best maternal line sharing his grand dam with D’Artagnan. His index is in the top 10% with top 5% 8WW, Scan weight and Muscle depth EBVs.  He was one of the first batch of lambs to be CT scanned within the flock and had an outstanding gigot and good length.  In the September 2017 analysis he had the 3rd highest gigot EBV in the breed.


PRH1100114 Handbank Super Nova

Bred by R M & E A Payne, this ram has an index of 456 (top 1% for the breed) with 95 progeny. He has a muscle depth EBV of 7.25 making him one of the top rams in the country, his CT scan index is also in the top 5%

 


43W12084 Millfields 12084 Magic

Bred by Geoff & Jean Boyles with a muscle depth in the top 5% for the breed and from a new bloodline for RamCompare.

Image: Son of Millfields Magic


CMG1000086 Gaynes Rolls Royce

Originally bred by Gaynes Park Farm semen from this ram was purchased from Arnold Park to provide a link between the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland and the UK RamCompare flocks, sired by Gaynes Nero a ram with growth and muscling on his side. With 129 lambs this older ram maintains his place in the top 10% for the breed with an index of 346, 8 week and scan weight EBVs are in the top 1% and his CT index is in the top 5%.


PJP1202836 Drinkstone Top Gun

Semen from this ram was purchased from Arnold Park to provide a link between the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland and the UK RamCompare flocks, sired by Drinkstone Punt Gun, Grandsire Drinkstone Oh Just So, this ram has an index of 424 (top 1% for the breed, his 8 week weight, scan weight and muscle depth EBVs remain in the top 5%.


33H:D108 Cairness Golden Touch

Originally bred by J G Douglas, this 2004 born ram was purchased by William Tait, we purchased semen to use this ram for the AFBI flock based in Northern Ireland. Despite his age his figures have maintained breed average for most traits – particularly muscle at 2.23, more importantly having 130 lambs recorded from him he provides a very high accuracy value.


Y68:12:031 Drinkstone Napoleon 12

Bred by Arnold Park this ram has an index of 6.34 (top 1% within breed), with 206 progeny there is very high accuracy behind his figures which show early growth and carcase trait EBVs all to be in the top 1%.


CJN07579 Garngour Nijinsky

Bred by J & H Clark and used as a successful stock sire for Claybury Texels for many years producing ewes with great gigots/carcase backsides, with 403 progeny behind him his index is 270, with a muscle depth index of 3.3 (top 5%).


17ZVY03456 Lowerye Stallone

Bred by Neil Oughton with an index of 457 this ram sits comfortably in the top 1% for the breed in all his growth and muscling traits with an 8 week weight of 5.77, a scan weight of 12.33 and a muscle of 5.86, his grandsire is Lowerye Powerpack who also has an index in the top 1% with 84 progeny.


239:16:02039 Bentley Xcellent

Originally bred by Charles Harding, and purchased by Alan Jackson, this ram has an index of 6.15 (top 1%), early growth and muscle depth EBVs are all in the top 1%. 23 progeny to date. Semen was purchased to use this ram as an AI sire.

XPU:1201360 Rainbow Mercian

Bred by Andrew Walton, this ram has an index of 345 placing him in the top 25% for the bred, his muscle depth is 4.24 (top 10%) and CT index 4.97 (top 5%) , this ram has 117 so provides high accuracy with his figures.

P50:J58 Perrinpit Peacemaker

Originally bred by A E Weaver this ram was purchased by Matt Prince, he is sired by Stokedoyle Supersire ’04 and has an index of 4.55 (top 1% within breed), his eight week weight and muscle depth EBVs are in the top 1% and his scan weight holds in the top 5%.

T51:W0246 Bamburgh Watson

Bred by Alistair and Christina Johnson and provided by David Rossiter, this rams index is 391 bringing him into the top 5% for the breed with a muscle depth of 4.04 also in the top 5%, his 8 week weight is in the top 10% and he has 141 progeny behind him providing good accuracy.

239:14:01128 Bentley Bomber II

Originally bred by Charles Harding, and purchased by Arnold Park, this ram has an index of 6.23 (top 1%), early growth and muscle depth EBVs are all in the top 1%. 30 progeny to date. Semen was purchased to use this ram as an AI sire.

WGA1100657 Arkle Sandiago

Originally bred by G & G Wilkinson, semen from this ram was purchased from Matt Prince, the first breeder to offer three different breeds to RamCompare, he has 73 progeny and an index of 248.

DOO:S005 Dooley Sparky

Provided by Matt Prince and used successfully over several seasons.

Y68:14:06241 Drinkstone Triple John

Bred by Arnold Park this ram has an index of 6.56 (top 1% within breed), with 138 progeny there is very high accuracy behind his figures which show early growth and carcase trait EBVs all to be in the top 1%.

CBS1500509 Beeford Warrior

Originally bred by S J Curtis (ACMC Ltd) this ram was purchased by Alan Jackson and semen provided this year. With an index of 457 this ram sits in the top 1% for the breed, with 8 week, scan weight and muscle depth traits consistently in the top 1%.

78X:12:009 Ortum Truline

Bred by Richard Garner, this ram has already been used in six flocks, including one in Norway. Sired by Drinkstone Heavyweight and with Cockleyby First Mate and Ortum Supersire ’04 as grandsires he has an index of 5.18 (top 1% for the breed) with good early growth figures and a muscle depth in the top 1%. 140 progeny.

GA:137968

Bred by George Allison, Index 393, 5.18 8ww, 9.77sw, 6.2md, 0.28fd, 4.01 CT

Natural service sires – mating 2107 / lambing 2018

GA:1612571

Bred by George Allison, with an index of 451 this ram sits in the top 5% for the breed, top 1% for 8ww and top 10% for muscle depth.

16WF01887 Brettles Ricardo

Andrew Walton purchased this ram from Mark & Margie Rushbrook, with an index of 424 (top 1% for the breed) he has an 8 week weight index in the top 5%, his scan weights and muscle depth indexes are in the top 10%. 53 progeny already recorded.


15ZNN12375 Logiedurno

Bred by the Ingram family this ram was purchased for use last year at Bowhill Estate, with 99 progeny on the ground he retains an index of 312, with a scan weight of 4.3 (top 10%) and CT index of 3.97 (top 20%), he will be presented again this year as a linkage ram.


10P:15:05108 Rugley

Bred by Alan Jackson, this ram already has commercial progeny on the ground at Rugely farm. With an index of 5.29 he is in the top 1% for the breed, following suit all ealry growth and carcase trait EBVs are also in the top 1% for the breed benchmark.


18U1600422 Kelsey

Bred by David Smith & Jennifer Atkinson, this ram is in the top 1% for the breed with an index of 326, his 8 week weight and scan weight traits are in the top 1% and he has a muscle depth in the top 5%, his grand sire on his dams side is Kelsey I-Muscle who we have considered using in the past as an AI sire due to his high muscle index, so great that we can put this bloodline into the test for 2018 progeny.


27Z1600403 Normanby

Bred by Ed Brant, with an index of 279 he is in the top 10% for the breed with 8 week and scan weight traits also in the top 10%, sired by Pode Hole Knockout who has a fantastic CT muscle score in the top 1% and whose overall index is in the top 5%, grandsire Kelsey Hero (previous RamCompare AI sire) whose scan weight figures remain in the top 10% with an overall index of 310 (top 5%).


H6:16:01143 Essie

Bred by Irene Fowlie, this Essie ram has an index of 5.22 (top 1% of the breed) with early growth and muscle depth EBVs in the top 1%.


JER1505286 Rugley

Bred by Alan Jackson this ram has an index of 477 putting him in the top 1% for the breed, with a 7.42 eight week weight (top 1%), 17.51 scan weight (top 1%) 3.47 muscle depth (top 5%) and CT index in the top 1%.

L20:15:00943 Midhope

Bred by John Key this ram was purchased last year for the 2017 lamb crop, he has 111 lambs recorded and will be used for a second season at Thistleyhaugh this year to create linkage. His index is 4.39 (top 5% within breed) his 8 week and scan weight EBVs are in the top 10% amd muscle depth of 5.65 is in the top 1%.

14XUK01042 Hammerton

Bred by Derek Pickles, this ram is presented as one of the recorded stock rams owned by Mark Exelby, with an index of 354 he sits within the top 10% for the breed average.


16XUK01665 Hammerton

Bred by Derek Pickles, this ram is presented as one of the recorded stock rams owned by Mark Exelby, with an index of 280 he is placed as breed average with a scan weight of 8.79 (top 25%)

PBH1401161 Hammerton

Bred by Derek Pickles this ram has been provided as a farm stock ram, owned by Mark Exelby. With an index of 368 he is in the top 5% for the breed with scan weight and muscle depth EBVs in the top 10%.


15XPU02182 Rainbow Passion and Pride

Bred by Andrew Walton, this ram has an index of 361 placing him in the top 10% for the bred, his muscle depth is 4.88 (top 5%) and CT index 6.09 (top 1%) , this ram has 112 performance recorded progeny on the ground, some of which have been CT scanned.


C18:17:00103 Whichford

Bred by Bruce Cook and with an index of 4.72 this ram is in the top 1% for the breed, 8 week, scan weight and muscle depth EBVs are all in the top 1%.


A26:W08318 Huish

Bred by David Rossiter, this ram has an index of 343, his scan weight at 2.91 is close to top 5% and his muscle depth is in the top 1% for the breed, his fat is 0.91 – this follows suit from his sire Bennachie Nimrod  whose scan weight and muscle depth are comfortabley sitting in the top 5 and 1 % respectively but with a much higher fat depth of 2.0 – with 245 progeny these figures have very high accuracy.

A26:Z11539 Huish

Bred by David Rossiter, this ram is in the top 10% for the breed with an index of 378, his 8 week weight and scan weights are in the top 5% and his muscle depth in the top 10%  following the trend of his Poorton sire bred by Francis Fooks with 130 progeny behind him.

359:W0374 Poorton

Bred by Francis Fooks and purchased from Tim Pratt, this ram has an 8 week weight, scan weight and terminal sire Index in top 20% for the breed with 53 progeny on the ground providing good accuracy. His sire (Beechmount Tweecledum) and grandsire (Olivertree Nik Nak) had great muscle depths with high accuracies (over 140 progeny each) holding top 10% and top 1% respectively for this trait.


03Y1600346 Benniworth

Bred by Simon Williams, with an index of 266 he sits in the top 10% for the breed and although his individual figures are not spectacular he is CT scanned and is in the top 1% for his gigot. He is from well muscled, unrelated sires including Kelsey I Muscle (sire) who has muscle depth and CT gigot traits in the top 1% and Owlsbury Crusador (grand sire) whose overall index is in the top 5% with 8 ww, scan weight and muscle depth figures in the top 5%.


C41:16:01342 Kersey

Bred by Chris and Sarah Partridge, this ram has an index of 4.78 (top 1% for the breed) with early growth and muscle depth EBVs all in the top 1%.


Y51:15:02134 Lavendon Xerxes

Bred by A J Cony/James Barker this ram has an index of 4 (top 5% for breed) with good early growth figures and a muscle depth of 4.8 (top 1%). Sired by Sampfordel Jack Flash, with Grandsires Cockleby First Mate and Kersey Nutcracker this ram has some pedigree and commercial progeny on the ground already.

R86:16:01440 Yarcombe Bluestar

Bred by the Derryman family this ram has an index of 3.76 (top 5% within the breed), with 34 progeny already his scan weight, muscle depth and fat EBVs are in the top 5%.


HME1602449 Elkstone

Bred by Matt Hobbs this ram has an index of 311 (top 20% for breed), with a scan weight of 10.55 and a CT index of 4.43 (top 20% for EBVs), his half brother has been used previously on SAC carcase trials.


30N1501761 Yarcombe 151761 Dynamo

Bred by the Derryman family and originally purchased for the project in 2016, now with 108 progeny on the ground this ram will be used for a second season at Chawton Park providing linkage between the two years. With a current index of 289 this ram remains in the top 5% for the breed, his 8 week weight and scan weight traits remain in the top 5%.


14WMH01600 Wicardo

Bred by Richard Berry, this ram is presented as one of the recorded stock rams owned by Adrian Coombe, his breed index is 253.


CR:1611184

Bred by Clive & Jenny Richardson, we are delighted to be able to involve a ram with their breeding, with an index of 428 this ram is in the top 5% for the bred with a muscle depth of 8.4 (top 1%).


14DG04439 Foulrice Oscar

Originally bred by Charles Marwood, this ram has been a stock ram for Nick and Mimi Hart with 78 progeny, with an index of 332 he sits in the top 20% for the breed average with a muscle depth of 4.14 (top 10%)


16QU01385 Langstone

Bred by Nick & Mimi Hart, this ram has an index of 299 with CT index in the top 20% for the breed average, Dalby Mount Aloe is grandsire with muscle depth and CT index in the top 5%.


16WZW00054 Hardy

Bred by Dylan and Sian Laws this single born ram lamb achieved 40kg in 11 weeks off forage. His index is 380 placing him in the top 5% for the breed average, his muscle depth and CT index are both in the top 1% for the breed.


HRH:15:00452 Sampfordel

Bred by Kathleen Hill, this ram has an index of 4.12 (top 5% within breed) with good early growth figures and a muscle depth in the top 1%, Sired by Sampfordel Hugo (Index 5.15 – top 1%), grand sire Cockleby First Mate.


14TZ00843 Castellau

Bred by Tim Pritchard, this ram is presented as one of the recorded stock rams owned by Rhys Edwards, with an index of 303 his 8 week weight and muscle depth sit within the top 25% for the breed average.

QEL1505792 Loosebeare Waver

Bred by Paul Quick this ram has been provided as a farm stock ram, owned by Rhys Edwards he has an index of 230 and has been used to produce cross bred lambs at Hendre Ifan Goch.

08441:24891

Purchased from the Turbo Blue flock, and with an index of 171 he sits in the top 20% for the breed and has a muscle depth close to the top 10%.


UK 0 369455 06446

Bred by Peter Baber, this ram has an index of 3.54 (top 5% for breed) with a muscle depth EBV in the top 10%.


JKE3104414 Boghouse Ultra Muscle

Bred by K Johnstone this ram was one of Alwyn Phillips stock rams and has an index of 423 (top 1% for the breed) with impressive muscle depth and CT scan indexes, both in the top 1%.


JER:160102 Rumwell Open World

Bred by Janet Richardson, with an index of 260 this ram has 8 week weight, scan weight and muscle depth EBVs within the top 1% for the breed.


EV:1402455

Bred by Richard Vines this ram has an index of 410 (top 10% for the breed) with an 8ww of 5.7 (top 10% and scan weight of 10.97 (top 20%).


HRH:16:00513 Sampfordel

Bred by Kathleen Hill, this ram has an index of 4.27 (top 5% within breed) with good early growth figures and a muscle depth in the top 5%, Sired by Sampfordel Hero (Index 5.96 – top 1%), grand sires include Cockleby Jumping Jack and Drinkstone Napoleon 12.


PAP1602386 Penygelli

Bred by Alwyn Philips this ram has an index of 440 (top 1% for the breed) with eight week weight, scan weight, muscle depth and CT index EBVs all in the top 1%, sired by Llanferres Western Power and Grandsire Llanferes Uchaf II both have good growth and muscling to complement this rams figures.