aberfield sheep

Jim75

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Location
Inverness
Has anyone had any experience with aberfield x Cheviot ewes? Just wondering how folk found the aberfield x and what the scanning % of the above cross would be like on a lowland farm?
Some may call us lowland but I wouldn’t, I’d call us upland and on old permanent pasture. Gimmers bought from @scrubbuster did a smidge over 200%.to a hill cheviot tup. They were run in the same group as our other cheviot gimmers who averaged 145%. They’re big sheep and look a bit silly in the field next to our cheviot gimmers. Somewhere in the middle would suit us.
We’ll be putting more aberfields out for next year, this years crop of ewe lambs are looking decent at the minute having just weaned them.
 
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neilo

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Location
Montgomeryshire
Some may call us lowland but I wouldn’t, I’d call us upland and on old permanent pasture. Gimmers bought from @scrubbuster did a smidge over 200%.to a hill cheviot tup. They were run in the same group as our other cheviot gimmers who averaged 145%. They’re big sheep and look a bit silly in the field next to our cheviot gimmers. Somewhere in the middle would suit us.
We’ll be putting more aberfields out for next year, this years crop of ewe lambs are looking decent at the minute having just weaned them.
Just for balance..... I know someone that had Aberfield X Cheviots running alongside their Cheviot dams, all on a lowland farm. The Aberfield crosses were scanning at 130% IIRC, whilst the Cheviots were around 150% I think.:censored:

You might suggest they were perhaps sired by a rogue ‘wrong ‘un’, but they were sired by several different Aberfields running in a group. But hey, they’d look sharp, so what else matters?(y):rolleyes:
 

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