Cheers Steve, he's some lad! i think Mike and I got a bargain with him! Not many tups are excellent crossers and equally good blue getters! What tups are you working with? Where do you sell you gimmer lambs and tup lambs? Pete
the irish tup came out of a ewe bought at home of hewgill and his father is out a bought gimmer of midlock . i dont .come from ireland .i am from scotland . the cottage flock is my prefix . we live at crawford .next to the m74 if your ever up this way give us a call you can see the leisters
You have certainly brought success to the willoughby's with your showing. I hope you have a performance related bonus scheme built into your contract, if they carry on the way they have started the season then you won't need to farm, just show lambs full time.
On the other hand, looking at your lambs from only 80 sheep, I don't think it will be long before you are showing your own lambs and Tom is helping you.
We also got a Hewgill lamb and a Barley lamb that was an embryo lamb sired by Nunscleugh N25 out of a Lunesdale ewe. At lambing time I would have said that the lord lamb had the edge over the others but now as the lambs develop the Marston Lamb probably has the edge. Like the tup they are well made, that was what we liked about it at the sale. The two that Rawsthorn bought with Heron and Taylor had more colour but we thought this was alot better shape.
He bought the semen I believe, and the ewe he used was one of lunedales best ewes that only ever produced females for Gordon, never a tup lamb. We tried it on a few Blue Faced Leicesters, so fingers crossed that something does click.
We do have some tup lambs off our Y15 Hundith sired shearlings, so really hoping that the Nunscleugh/Lunesdale/Hundith mix is the right formula. With regard to the pictures on the website, I am not sure whether they will be the show lambs or not, we were dosing our oldest lambs that were mainly sired by our own Middleton Hall shearlings, and put out some of the best to see how they looked together -It was quite literally our ‘first draw’ and I got some photos on my phone. The two pictured lambs are by A18 Middleton Hall and the one with the head shot is by A11 Middleton Hall. We have our first show on the 10th August so will get some pictures on mulebook when they get clipped up.
Hey Steve, apologies for the delayed reply but haven't stopped since Penrith, just hoping the weather will dry up so we can get some silage, its desperately needed! You've got some great looking gimmer lambs, looks like your fairburn tup is getting very well! What blood lines are you blue ewes? Are you trying any tups at Hawes this time? Mine are needing all the time till sale, just needing to get on and grow some now! We've got a few nice lambs but not as flashy as last years yet out of the same ewes, funny how it works!
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