Every now and then there is a real need to forget the HO-HUM and to step out and try something a little new. That can be said for our personal life (new dance not a new spouse) as well as how we see we should be breeding sheep. We felt it was about time that we tried and explored different genetics in order to produce a better sheep for the commercial sheep industry. In order to calm this later in life affliction we decided to try two completely different genetic options in the Australian's White Suffolk and the recently developed domestic breed Siremax. Don't ask us what we will gain by using these two breeds as we will not know that until we test and analyze their progeny. What we hope to gain is longevity, hardiness, and the ability to perform well on grass while not sacrificing too much growth. Check back with us next spring or summer and we will be able to tell you if this urge to step out has dissipated.
News from Bunker Hill Farm
See below for the latest news and updates from Bunker Hill Farm.
Great sale!!! The enthusiasm ran high at this Year's Utah Ram Sale and Bunker Hill Sheep sold among the leaders. Our stud ram lamb sold to Bair Ranch of Colorado for $2,800 and we wish them the best of success with their purchase. Our pen of six yearling rams sold for $900 each and our pen of four lambs brought $550. Pictured above are Tom Boyer (left) western range consultant for Bunker Hill Farm and Bill Shultz.
"FOOLS GOLD" Bunker Hill 2885 is the best looking ram lamb we raised this year. Great bone and mass coupled with style, balance and correctness. He is sired by MSU 152, born in late Febuary and recently weighed in at 250 pounds. His EBVs are not quite as good as the two 1/2 brothers we are using this fall but are far from shabby. He is positive for loin eye, has a EPD of nearly 10 pounds for post weaning growth and a Carcass plus index of 154. His post weaning EBVs and Carcass Plus index both rank him in the top 20% of the breed. "FOOLS GOLD" a ram who cannot possibly be as good as he looks!!