One hectic week of preparations followed by the annual trip to Carlisle and Ruthin and then suddenly the two fields with sales sheep are empty. Both sales were good and prices easily topped those from last year. No rams and females left to sell. In another years I would have hotfooted it down to Harwich to visit friends in Holland but not this year....
Below are the eight females which will join the flock - all twins or triplets, chosen for performance, easy lambing but also for their style and body shape. Lambing, like this year, will start middle of March, a time that suits our management, the arrival of better weather, longer daytime hours and of course growth of grass. Click on the photos to enlarge them, for more info and a link to their pedigrees.
full sister to 658 with the typical Royal Flush head
triplet. She and her siblings were born unaided
first of a triplet, the best shaped one.
retained twin. Dam another Royal Flush daughter known for its easy lambing.
an old dam line, kept for its style and low maintenance
the star ewe lamb from 2020. Now the biggest shearling ewe, deep and long with the Royal Flush head.
an unrelated female. Great skin and backend.