Two exciting semen rams for 2021 joining – Felix 190002 and Felix 191175
150721 is by Langley Heights 090160. He is a thick, early maturing white suffolk with an excellent carcase. Both 150721 progeny and progeny of his son 160100 (no semen available) consistently scanned well for eye muscle depth in December 2017
Used heavily as a ram lamb, 150721 was the backup sire to our AI program in 2016, and has produced more than 80 live progeny in 2016. He has again been used in 2017 and 2018. He was selected in the Superwhites Young Sire Team for 2017, and has been selected s the link sire for Superwhites in 2018.
He has well balanced asbvs of bwt -0.05, pwwt 15.0, pfat -0.6, pemd 3.8 and pwec -39 (as at 1/08/18). LEQ Index 154.1. 150721 has had progeny tested for eating quality and yield by the UNE.
Apologies for the photo quality – a rushed job in wet conditions with untrained rams.
Semen to be collected
170761 is by Felix 160614, and was selected for the Superwhites YST for 2019. Photo taken in January 2018 at 6.5 months.
170761 had attracted our attention when we were selecting ram lambs to use in January, but wasn’t used as a lamb for our main joining. When 160614 had progeny carcase tested for eating quality and yield his asbvs improved considerably, and this made 170761 considerably more interesting. He was used as a backup to adult ewes in the spring but fortunately/unfortunately they were almost all in lamb to the main joining. As a result he only has 6 live progeny on the ground. One of these was sold at our Annual Sale to Detpa Grove. We used 170761 in 2019 and two sons have been used.
170761 is an easy doing, thick, early maturing ram with a great hindquarter and good fleshing. He has outstanding PWEC asbvs, from a solid line of PWEC sires.