Stock Rams


Ballaglonney Dunkirk - BLB 97103PI (Sire is Woollascott Winning Shot; Dam by Hull House U-Know-Who) purchased at Lanark Premier Sale. By same Sire as Ballaglonney Dan Dare (Triple Royals Champion). Scrapie genotype type ARR/ARQ (NSP Type 2). Lambs sired by Dunkirk and born in the flock 1999 to 2003 inclusive. He has contributed power and length to all his progeny.

Ballaglonney Dunkirk

Ballaglonney Dunkirk


Muiresk Forever semen was used in 2002 matings. His lambs topped the within-flock performance list in both the male and female sections. One lamb (LJF03062) had an index of 304 within the Sire Reference Scheme and his twin brother has an index of 272. They are out of our ewe LJF01011 which is sired by the Ballaglonney ram (above) and both lambs are ARR/ARR.

Thacka Impact

Thacka Impact was bought from David Towell at Skipton in 2003 for 1000 guineas. He was first-prize-shearling ram in the Show prior to the Sale. He is an extremely long sheep with a really good skin. His head is a classical Texel revealing inheritance from Tinwald Yorkie. In addition his pedigree includes Grougfoot, Brague, Clougher and Seneirl. He is ARR/ARH genotype. In the 2004 show season he excelled in the major shows of the region and obtained several championships. (Photos of progeny can be seen in the section on Shearling Rams)

Lineside Gallant

Lineside Gallant (HBL00004) was bought in conjunction with P Jewitt & Son of Scarborough. Gallant was sold in the Dispersal of Tom Cornthwaite's flock at Skipton in 2003. Shearling ewes sired by Gallant reached over 2000 guineas at the same sale. He is ARR/ARR. He has tremendous hind quarters and has proved successful in both the Fimber and the Osbaldeston flocks this season. He is by Thinacres Captain and has Cowal and Woodmarsh (All Gold) on the dam's side.

Further Rams used in 2003 mating were Durisdeer Instructor and Crookholm Impresario via Artificial Insemination and Stonebridge Irresistible via natural service. All three rams are ARR/ARR.

In 2004 mating, we mainly used the Reference Rams (Llanferres Ifor and Handbank Jack the Lad) with a view to improving not only growth-rate but also the eye-muscle depths of our lambs.


Callerton Lawman II ARR/ARR



Strongbow used for AI 2012

(Top priced Ram at Kelso 2012 (Jointly owned by Jonathan Watson & Ted Fox)


Rams purchased September 2008



 Drinkstone Napoleon PJP07036         

Cambwell Okeydokey LTC083112



The next stock ram on the scene was  Callerton Lawman II - a ram lamb (bought for 4000 in partnership with Doug Jewitt, Bob Payne and Graham Taylor)). He has contributed not only to a good selection of Shearling Rams in 2007 but has also left us some quality females. Unfortunately he died in an accident before we could use him again. 

Following on, we have used very high Index rams from Richard Oates  and offspring of a Stephen Williams ewe by the Callerton ram and a Sire reference ram owned by Graham Taylor . All these rams are confirming the high status of our lambs, both male and female, in the National Texel Recording scheme. We were pleased to find that in the August 08 National Texel Breeding Evaluation, our Ram lamb, LJF08848 came top of the list with Index 430 including the exceptionally high EBV for Scan weight (growth rate) of  16.3 (the average of recorded Texels is 5.04). Most recently we have purchased Drinkstone Napoleon and Cambwell Okeydokey to maintain the pursuit of high Index progeny and particularly the high growth rate EBV's.