WHY USE HAMPSHIRE DOWNS?
Hampshire Down rams are the modern and intelligent choice of terminal sire at a time when the commercial farmer is looking to reduce inputs and increase margins. Cross-bred lambs are fast growing with exceptional feed conversion rates and the ability to finish off milk and grass without the need for concentrates. They will finish at target dead-weights from 12 weeks and grade within the preferred specification.
Hampshire breeders have embraced performance recording allowing them over the last 20 years to produce faster growing lambs with a longer, leaner, more muscled carcase.
Hampshire Down sired lambs have topped various eating quality trials over the country in the past five years.
Average 14 weeks finish off milk and pasture
Average 380 grams daily live weight gain, best producers have seen up to 800 grams per day
Easy to lamb and easy to identify. Lambs are very lively.