Suffolk Sheep – – Highfield House Farm

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Het effect van het gebruik van hoge index rammen (in dit geval Drinkstone Supersire 2005) is goed te zien uit onderstaand staatje op de site van Highfield House Farm. Deze fokker heeftvanaf het seizoen 2006 een hoog indexram ingezet. De indexen schieten meteen omhoog:

In 2006 we decided to start recording our flock for the first time.

At this time we only had one ram which we purchased from Stafford in 2004 and although he was produced really good lambs they didn’t seem to have the confirmation that we required. This was also shown in the first years figures we got from the 21 week scans.

Therefore in 2007 it was decided that we would use a high figured ram to see what a difference it would make. The Drinkstone ram we used has certainly produced figures to die for. Put on to my large shearling ewes he has produced some quick growing, well confirmed lambs that we are sure will be a great asset to our flock.

Season Number
Of Animals
8wk wt
EBV
kg
Scn wt
EBV
kg
Mus dp
EBV
kg
Fat dp
EBV
kg
Index
£
2004 18 2.20 3.98
0.55
-0.09
0.58
2005
45 3.00
5.84
0.87
-0.06
1.14
2006 62 2.64
4.87
0.73
-0.03
0.85
2007 84 3.68
6.87
1.94
0.11
1.63


In 2008 we will hope to further increase this by using another Drinkstone ram plus one yet to be purchased.


In 2008 we will hope to further increase this by using another Drinkstone ram plus one yet to be purchased.

<z1>Suffolk Sheep – – Highfield House Farm

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