Exlana Sheep – breeding stock for sale
The Exlana is a new breed of sheep, developed with the aim of improving welfare and reducing management time and inputs. It is a hair sheep that sheds its wool naturally in the spring and so it does not need sheering or dagging. It does not require routine chemical treatment for fly-strike, and does not get cast on its back or stuck in brambles like woolly sheep. There is also no need to tail dock. For more information on Exlanas visit www.exlana.co.uk/exlana
Exlana sheep are very easy lambing and well suited to lambing outdoors. For years we have lambed over 350 ewes (including over 100 ewe lambs) and rarely intervene in more than 2 or 3 lambings per year. However good conformation is also important! Our carcasses are predominantly R grades with maybe 10-15% U grades. We consistently wean April born lambs in July with an average weight of 35-39kg, having had no feed other than grass to ewes or lambs.
Exlana sheep suit many situations:
- Farmers looking to reduce inputs and management costs whilst improving sheep welfare.
- Organic and extensive systems where sheep are difficult to supervise closely.
- Outdoor lambing.
- Farmers who find it difficult to get reliable local shearers.
Our flock is run on a strict 1 strike and out policy for most problems. We are selecting for easy lambing maternal traits, good feet and conformation. We use our best homebred rams in combination with high EBV rams purchased at the Exlana/SIG ram sales.
We sell ewelambs for breeding between August and October. We also select the best of our ram lambs (on growth rate and phenotype) for sale as commercial breeding rams. If you are interested in breeding stock it is usually best to contact us in the summer. We can easily organise delivery of stock to other parts of the UK and favour selling to buyers who take all of our surplus females, or larger numbers of rams.
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We sell breeding ram lambs and ewe lambs in August and September, so please contact us before then if you are interested in breeding stock.