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We are relatively new to raising Shropshires. They came to our attention through Judy Fitzsimons of Rimridge Farm. Upon looking at the breed more closely, I became more interested due to the characteristics they exhibit. They are a moderate sized sheep that produce a heavy fleece and well muscled lambs for market. Mothering and milking ability is good, which coupled with longevity made them a natural choice to complement our Horned Dorset flock. Being very similar to the Horned Dorsets allows them to be ran together except at breeding time. Our flock is based on genetics either directly or indirectly from Muriel Burnett from Ontario. Our current goals are to select for traditional type Shropshires, not the modern show ring type. To this end we are planning on using semen from the United Kingdom and select individuals from traditional bloodlined flocks. If the time returns when we can import live sheep from the USA, then we will look there, until then we will look within Canada where we already know there are some fantastic traditional Shropshires.

Breeding stock available starting 2007. Watch our sale barn for available animals.

History and breed information: The Shropshire breed originated in the counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire in central western England. 1848 is the year that the breed became known as Shropshires. In 1855 the first importation to the USA was made. By 1880 the Shropshire sheep had spread through most of the colonies. This was due to their adaptability to all kinds of pastures, hardiness in winter, their prolificacy and longevity. They soon became the most popular breed of sheep in the USA and became known as the farm flock favorite, boasting wool from the tip of their nose to the tip of their toes. Ironically this boast is a major factor contributing to their decline in popularity. A fad started to develop extremely wool covered sheep and at the same time making them more compact. This resulted in the Shropshire losing much of its size and needing trimming around the eyes to prevent wool blindness. Once again a fad almost led to the disappearance of a breed. Some progressive breeders started selecting for size and more open points. This coupled with more imports from the United Kingdom started the Shropshire on the road to recovering its once prominent place in the North American sheep industry. Shropshires are a medium sized sheep known for being a dual purpose farm flock sheep. Ewes will produce close to 10 pounds of dense fleeece. They will also produce hardy, vogorous lambs with excellent meaty carcasses. The ewes are also known for their mothering and milking ability as well as prolificacy and longevity. The rams are noted for siring lambs that will grade excellent at a young age making them suitable for both the light and heavy lamb markets.The Shropshire's appearance is somewhat variable due to variations in the head and leg coloring ranging from a grey-brown (usually they get this way with age)and the more common dark brown (but not black). Also variations occur in the wool covering, often dependent upon the bloodlines and how much selection has been made for openness of face and points. Regardlesss of the variations due to color and wool cover, the Shropshire should always be a well muscled medium sized sheep with a dense white fleece.

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2009 All Canada Classic
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Reserve Champion Shropshire ewe, 2013 All Canada Classic.
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Champion Shropshire ewe, 2013 All Canada Classic.
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Reserve Champion Shropshire ram, 2013 All Canada Classic.
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140E was the Reserve Champion Shropshire Ewe at the 2018 Classic.
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Grand Champion Market Lamb, 2018 Priddis & Millarville Fair.

SHEEP TRAX RICO 77E

JAN 13, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   (734487)   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX  RICO 77E
 
SHEEP TRAX  RICO 77E
 
SHEEP TRAX  RICO 77E
 
SHEEP TRAX  RICO 77E
 
SHEEP TRAX  RICO 77E
 

The third AI-sired Piddington Nico son available from 2017, this ram was the heaviest of the 2017 Shropshire lambs. His dam's pedigree is full of old lines that are gone or quickly disappearing. His scrapie genotype is RR. This ram will sell on Aug. 25 at the Genetic Impact Sale in Westlock, and he will be the only Shropshire ram in the sale! Thank-you to Clark's Riverside Ranch of Plamondon, AB for purchasing this yearling ram!

PIDDINGTON NICO MORLEY JACKPOT
DH0111
SHEEP TRAX BRANDY 65B SHEEP TRAX BLACKJACK 234Z
COYOTE ACRES FREDA 75W

COYOTE ACRES HONEY 173F

JAN 13, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES HONEY 173F
 
COYOTE ACRES HONEY 173F
 

Twin. Both parents are 1/2 British.

COYOTE ACRES BADGER 148D HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD
COYOTE ACRES MONEY 44X
COYOTE ACRES NAN 134D BRERETON NAIRN
COYOTE ACRES CALI 467X

COYOTE ACRES DALE 199F

JAN 17, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE   
COYOTE ACRES DALE 199F
 
COYOTE ACRES DALE 199F
 

Twin. Highly linebred.

THE EDGE DALE 35D F&P GROVERMAN 5771
BURNDALE 157Y
BURNDALE 157Y COYOTE ACRES DOUG 4U
BURNDALE 83S

COYOTE ACRES HONEY 201F

JAN 17, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES HONEY 201F
 
COYOTE ACRES HONEY 201F
 

Twin.  Entered in the Genetic Impact sale in the pen of 5. This is a powerhouse of a ewe lamb, would make an ecellent start or addition to your flock.

COYOTE ACRES BADGER 148D HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD
COYOTE ACRES MONEY 44X
COYOTE ACRES CAMRYN 481C COYOTE ACRES CAM 56B
COYOTE ACRES CALI 454X

COYOTE ACRES DALE 227F

JAN 31, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES DALE 227F
 
COYOTE ACRES DALE 227F
 

227F will be sold in the pen of 5 at the Genetic Impact Sale Aug. 25 at Westlock!

THE EDGE DALE 35D F&P GROVERMAN 5771
BURNDALE 157Y
BURNDALE 26B COYOTE ACRES CAL 795Z
BURNDALE 101X

SHEEP TRAX 237F

FEB 16, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX 237F
 
SHEEP TRAX 237F
 

Both parents are 1/2 British. 237F will be sold in the pen of 5 at the Genetic Impact Sale Aug. 25 at Westlock!

COYOTE ACRES NAIRN 133D BRERETON NAIRN
COYOTE ACRES CALI 467X
SHEEP TRAX NIKITA 65E PIDDINGTON NICO
THE EDGE CALYPSO 88C RR

COYOTE ACRES NIKITA 245F

FEB 17, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES NIKITA 245F
 
COYOTE ACRES NIKITA 245F
 

Both parents are 1/2 British. 245F will be sold in the pen of 5 at the Genetic Impact Sale Aug. 25 at Westlock!

SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E PIDDINGTON NICO
SHEEP TRAX CARA 523C
COYOTE ACRES BLACKY 48E HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD
COYOTE ACRES CAMI 79B

SHEEP TRAX 254E

FEB 19, 2018   SHROPSHIRE   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX 254E
 
SHEEP TRAX 254E
 

Both parents are sired by Piddington rams (British imported semen). 254F will be sold in the pen of 5 at the Genetic Impact Sale Aug. 25 at Westlock!

SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E PIDDINGTON NICO
SHEEP TRAX CARA 523C
SHEEP TRAX DOXIE 45E PIDDINGTON DOUGLAS 1264
SHEEP TRAX BRYNN 433B

SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E

JAN 10, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   (734483)   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
64E in the show ring at the Classic.

This ram is AI-sired by the British ram Piddington Nico. He is a twin out of a BC ewe that was sired by a Groverman ram from California, so he is a great combination of both British lines and traditional type American lines (which are rare, to say the least). Scrapie genotype is RR. Come and have a look at this yearling ram at the 2018 All Canada Classic in Truro, Nova Scotia; he sells on Sat. July 7! Thank-you to Allyson Cole of Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, for purchasing this ram!

PIDDINGTON NICO MORLEY JACKPOT
DH0111
THE EDGE CALYPSO 88C RR F & P GROVERMAN 5771
COYOTE ACRES MYNDY 324A

SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E

JAN 11, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICO 76E
 

Another ram AI-sired by Piddington Nico, this ram is out of a ewe that combines Ontario lines with Montana lines from the Crago flock. His scrapie genotype is RR.

PIDDINGTON NICO MORLEY JACKPOT
DH0111
SHEEP TRAX CARA 523C CRAGO 1372 RR
HI-LEA AGNES 3A

Sheep Trax Elanor 140E

Sept. 29, 2017   Shropshire   (741654)   Female    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax Elanor 140E
 
Sheep Trax Elanor 140E
140E was the Reserve Champion Shropshire Ewe at the 2018 Classic.

Entered in the 2018 All Canada Classic in Truro, Nova Scotia, this fall-born Shropshire ewe lamb's sire is AI-sired by the British ram Brereton Nairn. Her dam's pedigree has both old Alberta genetics from the Rimridge flock, and traditional British style gnetics from the Groverman flock in California, one of the few places in the US where traditional Shropshires can still be found. Her scrapie genotype is QR. Thank-you to Richard & Holly Hines of River John, Nova Scotia for purchasing the Reserve Champion Shropshire Ewe at the Classic!

Coyote Acres Nairn 133D Brereton Nairn
Coyote Acres Cali 467X
Sheep Trax Brynn 433B F & P GROVERMAN 5771
Rimridge Sara 2S

Coyote Acres Badger 148D

January 20, 2016   Shropshire   (720811)   Male   
Coyote Acres Badger 148D
 
Coyote Acres Badger 148D
 
Coyote Acres Badger 148D
 
Coyote Acres Badger 148D
 

Badger 148D is a twin ram lamb who is among the very best of the Blackbird-sired AI ram lambs this year. We are pleased to be able to offer such a nice British-sired ram lamb at the Genetic Impact Sale. Badger shows excellent muscling, fast growth, and excellent length of loin; his scrapie genotype is QR.

Hornpipe Blackbird Hornpipe Badger
73HA11
Coyote Acres Money 44X Crago Moneymaker 1298
Coyote Acres Muriel 114T

Coyote Acres Nairn 133D

January 16, 2016   Shropshire   (720680)   Male   
Coyote Acres Nairn 133D
Nairn 133D on June 19.

One of only two Brereton Nairn AI-sired sons for this year, this scrapie genotype RR ram is going to be retained as a flock sire.

Brereton Nairn Morley Macho
359DB0 F08578
Coyote Acres Cali 467X F & P Groverman 5771
Mayflower Trixie 7T

HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD

  SHROPSHIRE   MALE   

HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD IS IN USE BY A.I.. HE IS A VERY CORRECT RAM FROM THE HORNPIPE FLOCK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. HIS PEDIGREE IS OLD LINEAGE, MAKING HIM A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT WHAT REALLY SET HIM APART WAS HIS DAM (SUPER UDDERED, DEEP AND THICK WITH AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION RECORD). HE WAS OUR 1ST CHOICE WHEN WE SELECTED RAMS TO GET SEMEN FROM AND HIS OFFSPRING HAVE PROVEN THE CHOICE WAS A GOOD ONE. WE HAVE SONS AVAILABLE IN 2017.

HORNPIPE BADGER 1410 FRENCHLANDS GREAT EXPECTATIONS
FN3098
73HA11 WATSDYKE OGWEN 1531
HA07108

BRERETON NAIRN

  SHROPSHIRE   MALE    
BRERETON NAIRN
 
BRERETON NAIRN
 

NAIRN IS IN USE BY A.I.. HE IS A REAL COMPLETE RAM WHO IS THE RECORD SELLING SHROPSHIRE RAM LAMB IN THE U.K.. HE SIRES REAL THICK LAMBS WITH GOOD STRUCTURE. WE ARE USING A SON AND WILL USE HIM AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

MORLEY MACHO 1529 KENSEYVALE DEFIANT 1132
KD1001
359DB07 ROYDON RORY 1512
118DB07

PIDDINGTON NICO 2180

  SHROPSHIRE   MALE   
PIDDINGTON NICO 2180
 
PIDDINGTON NICO 2180
 

NICO IS IN USE BY A.I.. NICO COMES FROM THE RENOWNED PIDDINGTON FLOCK OF SUE FARQUHAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. NICO WAS CHOSEN AFTER SEEING A NUMBER OF HIS OFFSPRING. HIS LAMBS ARE BORN EASILY BUT STILL GROW WELL AND EXHIBIT LOTS OF MUSCLING. WE HAVE SONS AVAILABLE IN 2017.

MORLEY JACKPOT 1802 KENSEYVALE HORNBLOWER 1480
56KD07
DH0111 PIDDINGTON JACK 1709
03DH06

Piddington Douglas 1264

  Shropshire   Ram   
Piddington Douglas 1264
 

We used this British ram Piddington Douglas in our AI program. His lambs were bron in late February. We only have small numbers but are hoping for great results from these few lambs. Early indications are good. Structurally correct and looking like they will be well muscled. WE HAVE SONS FOR SALE IN 2017

Sidedowns Bingley Sidedowns Uno
BBS 259
DH4598 Piddington Jerry
DH2693

Pen of 5 Shropshire Ewe Lambs

Jan-Feb   Shropshire    Contact us for pricing
Pen of 5 Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Pen of 5 Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Pen of 5 Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 

This pen of 5 Shropshire ewe lambs will sell Sat. Aug. 25 in the Genetic Impact Sale. For more information, refer to their individual listings on the Shropshire page, or contact us anytime! The pen is comprised of 201F, 227F, 237F, 245F, and 254F. Thank-you to BCB Grain Ltd. of Parkland County, AB for puchasing the Shropshire pen!

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