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AI Reference Ram

Y68:A20 Drinkstone Distinction

Semen from this Suffolk ram has kindly been donated to RamCompare from the Bridfa Suffolk Breeders Group and will be used across eight of our farms this season as our reference sire linking all the flocks together. Originally bred by Arnold Park, this ram born in 2002 has 462 progeny behind him and maintains an index of 4.49 keeping him in the top 5% for the breed.

 


Dupath Farm – AI Rams

16PE04907 Dalby Ranieri

This Charollais ram was bred by Charles Sercombe in 2016 and has produced 120 progeny to date, semen has been provided this year and will be used at Adrian Coombe’s Dupath farm, his CT figures are very good and his overall index is 412 putting him into the top 5% for the breed.

 

15XPU02182 Rainbow Passion and Pride

This Charollais ram was bred by Andrew Walton in 2015 and was used last year at Mark Exelbys Hutts farm as a natural service ram, this year we have purchased semen to use him at Adrian Coombes farm in Cornwall, his overall index is 406 placing him in the top 5% for the breed. He will be used naturally for a second season at Hutts farm in Yorkshire.

 

A26:X09323 Huish Excalibur

Dorset ram bred by David Rossiter, semen from Huish Excalibur (2015 born) has been provided for use on Adrian Coombes Dupath farm this year across his North Country Mule ewes. He has 68 progeny behind him and with an index of 471 is in the top 1% for the breed.

 

78X:14:00601 Ortum Super Triple

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Richard Garner this season for use at Dupath Farm in Cornwall. Many of his growth and muscling traits sit in the top 1% for the breed and with 118 progeny behind him this ram has an impressive index of 6.68.

 

Dupath Farm – Natural Service Rams

17WZW00126 Hardy

This Charollais ram has been bred and provided by Dylan Laws and will be used at Adrian Coombes farm in Cornwall. With an index of 406 he sits in the top 5% of the breed.

 

30N172654 Yarcombe

Hampshire Down bred and provided by the Derryman family this yearlings figures place him in the top 5% for the breed, he has been placed at Adrian Coombes Dupath farm in Cornwall.

 

GA:1612503

Meatlinc ram provided by Clive and Jenny Richardson this ram was originally bred by George Allison in Scotland this two year old ram has 74 progeny behind him and is now placed at Adrian Coombe’s Dupath Farm in Cornwall. With good scan weight and muscle figures and an index of 404 he sits around the top 5-10% for the breed.

 

H46:P0133 Gortleigh PacMan

Dorset ram bred by Gill Trace, Gortleigh Pacman has joined Adrian Coombe, Dupath farm as an expereinced stock ram (2011 born). He has 112 progeny and maintains great figures for his eight week weight, scan weight and muscle depth, with an index of 390 he sits close to the top 5% for the breed.

 

HRH:17:00582 Sampfordel

This Suffolk ram has been purchased form Kathleen Hill and will be used at Adrian Coombes farm in Cornwall. Many of his muscling traits are in the top 1% for the breed and his index is 4.87.

 


AFBI – AI Rams

 

Y51:F3 Lavendon Faunus

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from A J Cony and Partners (James Barker), with many growth and muscling traits in the top 5% his index sits at 4.32. The semen will be used for the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland.

 

Y68:12:031 Drinkstone Napoleon 12

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased for use with the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland this year, this provides linkage to last season where the same ram was used at Bowhill Estate in Scotland. Born in 2012 this ram has 244 progeny and many of his growth and muscling breeding values are in the top 1% and his index is 6.22.

 

KWJ1200386 Haddo Titan

Semen provided by the Ingram family for use in the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland and at Chawton Park in Hampshire, this Texel ram originally bred by William Knox was born 2012 has 252 progeny, with accuracies over 90% he has eight week weight and scan weights around the top 5%, with a muscle depth of 3.95 his 439 index is in the top 1% for the breed.

 

CMG1000086 Gaynes Rolls Royce

Semen provided by Arnold Park for use in Northern Ireland, this Texel ram born 2010 has 255 progeny with 8 week figures in the top 1% and scan and CT traits in the top 5% for the breed, he was also used last year in RamCompare.

 

MFZ1601117 Glenway Yosemite

Semen provided by Ian Murray for use in Northern Ireland, this Texel ram born in 2016 has 110 progeny and has an index of 387 placing him in the top 5% for the breed.

 

IGM1307611 Granite Untouchable

Semen provided by Bruce Ingram for use in Northern Ireland, this Texel ram born in 2013 has 366 progeny and many traits fall into the top 1% for the breed. His overall index is 541 so he is an exciting prospect for the project. Semen from him will be used at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk and also on the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland this season.

 

Y68:L8 Drinkstone Heavy Weight

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Irene Fowlie from this top 1% sire. Born in 2009 and bred by Arnold Park this ram has 344 progeny, his growth and muscling figures have provided an index of 5.38. This ram will be used on the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland this season.

 

Y68:D28 Drinkstone Supersire

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Arnold Park for use on the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland, born in 2004 and with almost 1000 progeny behind him this ram remainis in the top 5% for the breed with an index of 461. Sired by “Drinkstone Distinction” this ram will provide linkage for the AFBI flock to the other RamCompare flocks who will be using Distinction as their reference ram in the 2018 season.

 


Thistleyhaugh – AI Rams

 

17XPU02870 Rainbow Statistician

Semen from this Charollais ram bred by Andrew Walton has been provided this year and will be used at Thistleyhaugh for one of the AI groups. With an index of 382 this ram sits very close to the top 5% for the breed.

 

239:N42 Bentley Royal Standard

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been provided by Richard Garner and will be used at Duncan Nelless farm this year on a group of his Lleyn ewes. Bred by Charles Harding, this ram born in 2010 has 84 progeny and many of his growth and muscling traits are in the top 5% or 1% for the breed. His index is 4.57.

 

MQZ1602438 Avon Vale Yale

Semen has been provided by Roger Helme from this Texel ram (bred by Peter Mitchell) and born in 2016 with 49 progeny on the ground. He has excellent breeding traits, many of which fall into the top 1% for the breed and an overall index of 571.

 

Thistleyhaugh – Natural Service Rams

 

80X14182 Thorbeck Hurricane

This Hampshire Down ram was bred and provided by Jim Birkwood this three year old stock ram has been placed at Duncan Nelless’s Thistleyhaugh Farm in Morpeth, Northumberland.  With 72 progeny behind him his figures place him in the top 1% for the breed with his scan weight and muscle depth and in the top 5% for his overall index.

 

HRF09018

Bred and provided by George Fell this shearling Meatlinc ram has been placed at Duncan Nelless’ at Thistleyhaugh, Northumberland. With an index of 360 this top 25% ram will be used as a natural service sire across the Lleyn ewes, a first for Duncan to use Meatlinc on trial for RamCompare.

 

UK 0 369455 07160 Weir Park and UK 0 369455 07286 Weir Park

 

The Texel ram 7160 has been purchased from Peter Baber and will be used at Thistleyhaugh farm this season. Born in 2017 he has progeny behind him.

The Suffolk ram has also been provided by Peter Baber and has many growth and muscling traits in the top 1%, his index is 5.41 and he will be used on a natural service group at Thistleyhaugh in Northumberland.

 


Chawton Park – AI Rams

 

T86:12:086 Burnview Olympic Dream

Semen has been provided this year from Matt Prince from this 2012 born Suffolk ram, originally bred by S & W Tait this ram provides a new bloodline to the trial and has an index of 2.83.

 

KWJ1200386 Haddo Titan

Semen provided by the Ingram family for use in the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland and at Chawton Park in Hampshire, this Texel ram originally bred by William Knox was born 2012 has 252 progeny, with accuracies over 90% he has eight week weight and scan weights around the top 5%, with a muscle depth of 3.95 his 439 index is in the top 1% for the breed.

 

AAA1508227 Antur Wythaberyst

Semen has been purchased from John Vaughan from this Texel ram for use at Chawton Park in Hampshire. Born in 2015, bred by IBERS, this ram has 45 progeny behind him and has an overall index of 551 with many breeding traits falling into the top 1% for the breed.

 

Chawton Park – Natural Service Rams

 

80X1700402 Thorbeck

This Hampshire Down ram, bred and provided by Jim Birkwood this shearling has been placed at Ian Robertson’s Chawton Park Farm Hampshire.  With great figures across the board he is in the top 1% for the breed with an overall index of 382.

 

883:1700607 Andersey

Bred by Rob Beaumont this shearling Southdown ram has been placed on Ian Robertson’s Chawton Park Farm in Hampshire to be used across Lleyn ewes. With good figures across his eight week weight and muscling potential he sits comfortably within the top 10% for the breed.

 

C18:17:00106 Whichford

This Suffolk ram has been purchased from Bruce Cook and will be used at Chawton Park in Hampshire on Lleyn ewes. Many of his growth and muscling traits are in the top 5% and his index is 4.31 for the breed.

 

PAP1702610 Penygelli

This Texel ram has been purchased from Alwyn Phillips for use at Chawton Park in Hampshire this season. Born in 2017 he has progeny behind him but with an overall index of 493 and many of his traits in the top 1% to 5% he is a promising prospect.

 


Hutts Farm – AI Rams

 

ZFY:07207 Rutland Humdinger

This Charollais ram was bred by Mary Tulloch in 2006 and has 292 progeny behind him. Semen has been purchased from Bruce Ingram and will be used at Hutts Farm on an AI group this season.

 

15DQ01125 Elmwick Pembroke

This Charollais ram, born in 2015, was bred by Jennifer Curtis and now belongs to Andrew Walton. He has 181 progeny behind him. Semen has been purchased for use on one of the AI groups at Mark Exelbys in Yorkshire this season.

 

HRH:14:00334 Sampfordel Hero

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Kathleen Hill and will be used at Hutts Farm in Ripon this year. His growth and muscling traits are in the top 1% for the breed and he has an index of 5.75.

 

Hutts Farm – Natural Service Rams

 

AP:171075 Whinholme Platinum

Bred by Robin Johnson this yealing Bleu Du Maine ram Whinholm Plantinum has been placed at Mark Exelbys Hutts Farm as a natural service sire. His index of 270, brings him close to the top 5% for his breed with excellent scan weight figures.

 

92W1701072 Aspley

Bred and provided by George and Sara Wood this Hampshire Down yearling has great figures putting him in the top 1% for the breed with an overall index of 379, he has been placed with Mark Exelby at Hutts farm in Yorkshire.

 

HRF:09012

Bred and provided by George Fell this shearling Meatlinc ram has been placed at Mark Exelby’s at Hutts Farm in Ripon in Yorkshire. With an index of 357 this top 25% ram will be used as a natural service sire across the North Country Mule ewes.

 

78X:17:00839 Ortum

This Suffolk ram has been purchased from Richard Garner and will be used at Hutts farm in Ripon on North Country Mules. All his growth and muscling traits are in the top 1% for the breed and he has an index of 5.64.

 


Bradley Farm – AI Rams

 

17WNY02835 Wedderburn Stamitos

This Charollais ram was bred by Janet Corbett and purchased by Jonathan and Carroll Barber, he has 98 lambs behind him and semen has been provided this year for the insemination of one group of ewes at P Whitehouse Bradleys farm in Gloucestershire, he has very good muscle and CT figures and an overall index of 431 putting him in the top 1% of the breed.

 

11AB00035 Crogham Lambert

This Charollais ram was bred by Jonathan and Carroll Barber and semen has been provided by Bruce Ingram and will be used at P Whitehouse Bradley farm in Gloucestershire this season, he has 107 progeny behind him and an index of 317.

 

Y68:L8 Drinkstone Heavy Weight

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Irene Fowlie from this top 1% sire. Born in 2009 and bred by Arnold Park this ram has 344 progeny, his growth and muscling figures have provided an index of 5.38. This ram will be used on the Bradley Farm flock and the AFBI flock this season.

 

Bradley Farm – Natural Service Rams

 

17QU01600 Langstone

Bred by Nick and Mimi Hart this Charollais ram has been purchased for use with a natural service group at Bradley Farm in Gloucestershire.

 

64T1400365 Whitehead Gladiator

Provided on loan by Simon Williams this Hampshire Down ram was originally bred by Robert and Kay Vincent, born in 2013 he has 85 progeny on the ground and is being used this season at Bradley Farm in Gloucestershire. His figures keep him in the top 10% for the breed with an overall index of 287.

 

EV:1703909

Bred by Richard Vines this shearling Meatlinc ram has 16 progeny behind him and is being used at neighbouring Bradley Farm with P Whitehouse Bradley, before returning home for use on the home flock. His scan weight and index hold him in the top 25% for the breed.

 

78X:17:00842 Ortum

This Suffolk ram has been purchased from Richard Garner and will be used at Bradley farm in Gloucestershire on Lleyn ewes. This rams growth and muscling traits are all in the top 1% for the breed and he has an index of 6.1.

 


Hendre Ifan Goch – AI Rams

 

AAS/12/00783 Miserden Vinnie

Bred by Sue and Aubrey Andrews, Blue Texel Miserden Vinnie (born 2012) was provided as an AI sire and used at Rhys Edwards Hendre Ifan Goch farm. He has 59 progeny behind him to date and has a good scan weight it will be interesting to see how he works with the Texel cross ewes at this site.

 

DOO:S005 Dooley Sparky

Semen has been provided by Matt Prince for a second year, Dooly Sparky, the only Beltex on text this year will be used across Texel cross ewes at Rhys Edwards farm this year, last year he was used in Cornwall with Adrian Coombe across North Country Mule ewes.

 

L20:14:00659 Midhope Masterclass

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been purchased from Bruce Cook and will be used at Rhys Edwards farm in South Wales on Texel cross ewes. Bred by John Key in 2014 and with 80 progeny behind him this ram has growth and muscling traits in the top 5% or better, his index is 4.58.

 

NZZ:N182 Allblack Double M

Originally bred by Robyn Hulme, semen from this Suffolk ram has kindly been provided to us from the Bridfa Suffolk Breeding Group and will be used this year at Rhys Edwards farm in South Wales. Born in 2010 and with 169 progeny he will be used on a small group of ewes this season. With some muscling traits in the top 5% of the breed his index is 3.46.

 

Y68:D28 Drinkstone Supersire

Semen from this ram has been purchased from Arnold Park for use on the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland, born in 2004 and with almost 1000 progeny behind him this ram remainis in the top 5% for the breed with an index of 461. Sired by “Drinkstone Distinction” this ram will provide linkage for the AFBI flock to the other RamCompare flocks who will be using Distinction as their reference ram in the 2018 season.

 

Hendre Ifan Goch – Natural Service Rams

 

BUB:1706087 Bubblegum

Bred by Charles Sercombe, this Bubblegum Blue Texel shearling ram has a muscle depth of 0.85 and an index of 174, close to the top 10% for the breed, he has been placed as a natural service sire at Rhys Edwards, Hendre Ifan Goch farm.

 

27Z1700622 Normanby

Bred by Ed Brant this Hampshire Down ram has been selected on his high figures across the board, he has been placed with Rhys Edwards at Hendre Ifan Goch in South Wales. His overall index is 348 placing him in the top 1% for the breed.  This ram was selected and purchased directly by the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association.

 

03Y1700365 Benniworth

Bred by Simon Williams this Hampshire Down ram has been selected on his high figures across the board, one of two Hampshire Downs that have been placed with Rhys Edwards at Hendre Ifan Goch in South Wales. He sits in the top 1% for the breed with an overall index of 340.  This ram was selected and purchased directly by the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association.

 

UK 0 304652 06765 Easyram

This Suftex Easyram has been provided by Robyn and Nick Hulme and will be used at Rhys Edwards farm in South Wales on Texel cross ewes.

 

HME1703120 Elkstone

This shearling Texel ram has been purchased from Matt Hobbs and will be used this season at Rhys Edwards farm in South Wales. He will be used across Texel cross ewes and has an index of 326.

 


Cedar Farm – AI Rams

 

H6:14:00580 Essie Vulcan

Semen from this Suffolk ram has been provided by Irene Fowlie and will be used with Richard Parry this year on his Suffolk cross ewes. With his growth and muscling traits in the top 1% for the breed he has an index of 5.33.

 

WGA092612 Arkle Pacific Star

Semen has been purchased from Deri Morgan from this 2009 born Texel sire, he has 203 progeny behind him and an overall index of 345. He will be used across an AI group for Richard Parry in Ipswich.

 

HMF05019 Grey Peel Lear Jet

Semen has been purchased from Maurice Hardy-Bishop to use on one AI group for Richard Parry this season, this Texel ram born in 2005 has 91 progeny on the ground and with an index of 377 sits in the top 10% of the breed.

 

Cedar Farm – Natural Service Rams

 

BUB:1706091 Bubblegum

Bred by Charles Sercombe, this Bubblegum shearling Blue Texel ram has a muscle depth of 1.12 and an index of 192, top 5% for the breed, he has been placed as a natural service sire at Richard Parry’s farm near Ipswich.

 

Y51:17:03016 Lavendon

This Suffolk ram has been purchased from A J Cony and Partners (James Barker), with growth traits in the top 5% and an index of 3.43 this ram sits close to the top 10% for the breed. He will be used with Richard Parry this year in Ipswich on a group of Suffolk cross ewes.

 

PAP1702463 Pengelli

 

This Texel ram has been purchased from Alwyn Phillips for use with Richard Parrys flock located near Ipswich this season. Born in 2017 he has no progeny behind him but with an overall index of 492 and many of his traits in the top 1% he is another promising prospect.

 


Bowhill Farm – AI Sires

 

218:131444 Ridings Daniel

Owned by Patrick Goldsworthy and bred by Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer, we have purchased frozen semen from this 2013 born Southdown ram and will use it this season at Sion Williams, Bowhill Estate. With 130 progeny behind him he has good figures for eight week and scan weights, this combined with his muscle depths hold him in the top 5% with an overall index of 294

 

DNZ:J27 Cockleby Jumping Jack

Semen from this well known ram bred by Robert Fletcher has been provided this year from Richard Garner. Born in 2007 he has 226 progeny behind him and has many of his growth and muscling traits in the top 5% or higher keeping his index at 4.9, a top 1% sire for the breed.

 

NTA1501109 Alwent Weightman

Semen has been purchased from Doug Nesbitt from this 2015 born ram. With 191 progeny on the ground he has an index of 372 and sits in the top 10% of the breed.

 

IGM1307611 Granite Untouchable

Semen provided by Bruce Ingram for use in Northern Ireland, this ram born in 2013 has 366 progeny and many traits fall into the top 1% for the breed. His overall index is 541 so he is an exciting prospect for the project. Semen from him will be used at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk and also on the AFBI flock in Northern Ireland this season.

 

Bowhill Farm – Natural Service Rams

 

53Y1700376 – Lecropt

Bred and provided by Jim MacFarlane this Hampshire Down yearlings scan and CT figures place him in the top 5% for the breed with an overall index of 329, he has been placed with Sion Williams at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk.

 

GA:1714123

Bred by George Allison in Scotland this shearling Meatlinc ram has 25 progeny behind him and is now placed at Sion Williams at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk. With good figures across the board this ram has an index of 424 bringing him close to the top 1% for the breed.

 

883:1700545 Andersey

Bred by Rob Beaumont this shearling Southdown ram has been placed with Sion Williams at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk to be used across Aberfield ewes. With an index of 221 he sits above the breed average for the breed.

 

H6:17:01308 Essie

This Suffolk ram has been purchased from Irene Fowlie and will be used at Bowhill Estate in Selkirk this season as a natural service sire. With an index of 4.95 he has many breeding values for growth and muscling in the top 1% for the breed.