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Glenapp Estate Co Ltd
Glenapp Estate
Charlie Russell
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Glenapp Estate Breeding Sheep Dispersal.

We have taken the difficult decision to disperse our breeding ewe flocks to concentrate on our core activities.

The ewes are all home bred and represent a rare opportunity to purchase genuine sheep raised in exposed coastal area.

Since 2005, we have crossbred our flocks using performance recorded genetics to drive lamb numbers, lamb weights, ewe longevity, profitability and ease of management.

Easycare genetics were introduced to remove belly and crutch wool, reduce triplets, improve maternal instincts and allow successful outdoor lambing onexposed coastal farm.

The Easycare genetics are all homebred and performance recorded with SIL in New Zealand.

Romney genetics from Marcus Maxwell at Viewfield performance recorded with SIL in New Zealand.

The ewes have been dipped, treated with triclamox (fluke and worm) and all received a suretrace bolus at the end of September. They are all tick acclimatised.

They are available for viewing immediately and are priced ex farm 35 days post tups going out, which will minimise stress on embryos. They can be wintered by agreement with purchaser.

 

Auchencrosh Flock

Age

Number

£/head

 Total

1 crop

190

115

21850

2 crop

72

100

7200

3 crop

40

85

3400

4 crop

11

75

825

 

 

 

 

Total

313

 

33275

Average

 

 

106.31

 

An exceptional young hill flock of crossbred ewes. Originally the Scottish Blackface ewes were crossed to the Easycare to improve lamb numbers, weights and profitability. The ewes were then crossed back to Easycare or Cheviot and we have over the last 3 seasons been using  Viewfield New Zealand Romney’s to breed ultimately a bare bellied and bare tailed ewes.

They are outdoor Lambing and  scanned 183% in 2017 with only 26 set of triplets. Unbelievably these ewes only lost 17 lambs throughout lambing, admittedly a very good year but these ewes are bred to deliver !

They are currently running with harnessed New Zealand Romney Tups. From the 7.11 (yellow) and crayons were changes on the 14.11 (red) , hence lambs will be due from 01.04.18.

Ewes are tupped and lambed in silage fields, wintered on a good heather hill where singles return after marking. Multiples run on rough green ground until weaning. We normally mage to sell 40% of weather lambs fat at weaning in August.

There are 190 1 crop ewes @ £115/head, 72 2 crop ewes @ £100/head, 40 3 crop ewes @ £85/head and 11 4 crop ewes @ £75/head, averaging £106.31/head.

 

Altimeg Flock

Age

Number

£/head

 Total

Gimmers

91

120

10920

1 crop

125

110

13750

2 crop

94

95

8930

3 crop

33

80

2640

4 crop

8

70

560

 

 

 

 

Total

351

 

36,800

Average

 

 

104.84

 

 Altimeg is our hardest hill. These young ewes were also originally Scottish Blackface ewes which were crossed to the Easycare or Swaledale to improve lamb numbers, weights and profitability. The ewes were then crossed back to Easycare or Cheviot and we have over the last 3 seasons been using  Welsh Mountain Rams from Lloyd Williams, Moelgolomen, Dyfed.

This has produced a slightly smaller ewe than Auchencrosh but a very hardy one. These lamb very easily and the lamb vigour is exceptional.

These ewes scanned 167% in 2017 with 5 triplets and only 2 empty ewes.

They are currently running with harnessed Welsh Mountain Tups. From the 7.11 (yellow) and crayons were changes on the 14.11 (red) , hence lambs will be due from 01.04.18.

Ewes are tupped and lambed in silage fields, wintered on heather hill where singles return after marking. Multiples run on rough green ground until weaning. Weathers are achieving 17.5 kg from September grading R’s.

There are 91 Gimmers @£120/head, 125 1 crop ewes @ £110/head, 94 2 crop ewes @ £95/head, 33 3 crop ewes @ £80/head and 8 4 crop ewes @ £70/head, averaging £104.84/head.

 

Lowland Ewes.

1 crop

41

110

4510

2 crop

111

100

11100

3 crop

72

85

6120

4 crop

21

75

1575

 Draft

138

70

9660

Total