looking to buy some more ewes and thinking to go with pure Charolais as I sold some char x tex fat lambs for a good price, wondering what other people thought produced the best fat lambs
A big sheep man round here says it’s doesnt matter what breed the ewe is along as it’s healthy, cheap to keep and produce 1.70 lambs constantly. Shape in the ewe isn’t really important. The tup that you use is for more important. I run all sorts of ewes but the best I have found are welsh cross Suffolk’s put to a beltex cross charollais tup. The ewe lambs seem to get fat very easy and have nice shape.
I do like welsh ewes but they just don’t have the lambs and in bad year no one wants the culls (although last week did get £87 for some). Also if I put them on my better land they would get to fat and I never get a lamb out of them.Because he likes a challenge, and the Welsh were just too easy?
It’s always been quite a common cross to be fair, or was, back in the days when Suffolks were king of the castle.
There a bloody good ewe. I can produce them cheap out of welsh ewes ( there weather lamb brothers are worth a bit), they hold condition better than most ewes and seem to be worth ok money as culls. What not to like?