The Ram of Choice for Commercial Lamb Production

 

Ideal Terminal Sire For Early and Mid-Season Lamb Production

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The Vendéen breed is mainly a terminal breed, so most emphasis should be put on the production trait.

They originated from the West Coast of France where they experience hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, which leave them adaptable to all types of farming systems- be it intensive or extensive.

The Sheep themselves are very distinguishable with their bulky looks, tight skins, and good wool cover including the crown of their heads.

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For anyone feeling the off-season showing blues this week, here's a great insight into the Vendeen sheep breed from Susan Stoney, judge at Tullamore show last year. The Stoneys introduced Vendeen sheep to Ireland in 1984, growing their flock to about 100 pedigree ewes in the following years.This is "Tullamore 2018 02" by That's Farming Media on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Vendéen cross has a medium bone and compact heavy muscle carcass that results in a high kill out percentage due to minimal waste. They tend to grade as E, U or R with fat class 3 when appropriately finished. They make excellent lambs for the export market with a high lean to fat ratio. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pure Vendéen rams have earned the reputation as hard workers and are proven to be exceptionally fertile. They are non-seasonal breeders and so are excellent workers all year round and make ideal terminal Sire's for early lamb production as well as for mid-season lambing. ... See MoreSee Less

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