Facts, Figures and EBV's

We now have one of the breeds top performance recorded flocks, with an average Terminal Sire index of around 270 for our 2020 lamb crop in both the Dalby and Micklehills flocks. This places the average lamb in these flocks just outside the top 10% for Terminal Sire Index!

We have always been convinced of the benefits of performance recording, firmly believing that if you don't measure it, you can't manage it!  We started recording in 1990 and joined the Sire Reference Scheme in 1997.

The graph to the left outlines the improvement to the performance of the flock over the past 10 years through selection pressures as part of our breeding programme, alongside the combined improvement across the Charollais breed itself.

It is our strong belief that recording is a valuable tool in a breeding programme, and we use it as part of our selection process.  By applying strict selection pressure we have over time managed to increase the growth rate and muscle depth in our sheep whilst maintaining balanced fat levels.  This we believe will become more and more important as we strive to produce more efficient sheep, that can produce more while using less resources.  We are also convinced that our breeding programme is continually highlighting the genetically superior lines within our flock and this will have a major impact as the Charollais breed moves forward.