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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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Reserve Champion Shropshire ram, 2013 All Canada Classic.

COYOTE ACRES BADGER 55E

JAN 29, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   MALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES BADGER 55E
Badger 55E on Aug, 5, 2017.
COYOTE ACRES BADGER 55E
 
COYOTE ACRES BADGER 55E
 
COYOTE ACRES BADGER 55E
 

55E is a twin sired by imported British semen. He is a full brother in pedigree to our flock sire 148D. 55E genotyped QR. He sells at the Genetic Impact Ram & Ewe Sale on Aug. 26 at the Westlock, AB Ag Barn. Thank-you to Ann Saettler of Lake Country, BC for purchasing this outstanding ram!

HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD (GBR) HORNPIPE BADGER
73HA11
COYOTE ACRES MONEY 44X CRAGO MONEY MAKER 1298
COYOTE ACRES MURIEL 114T

SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E

JAN 10, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 
SHEEP TRAX NICK 64E
 

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; scrapie genotype pending.

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 RICO 77E

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

The third AI-sired Piddington Nico son available this year, this ram was the heaviest of the Shropshire lambs this year. His dam's pedigree is full of old lines that are gone or quickly disappearing. His scrapie genotype is RR.

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

Coyote Acres Badger 148D

January 20, 2016   Shropshire   (720811)   Male    Contact us for pricing
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

Coyote Acres Badger 145D

January 20, 2016   Shropshire   (720810)   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Badger 145D
Reserve Champion Shropshire Ram, 2017 All Canada Classic.

Twin brother to our All Canada Classic ram this year, Badger 145D, whose scrapie genotype is QR, is a thick, traditional ram, AI-sired by the British ram Hornpipe Blackbird.

Thank-you to JK Ranch of Abbey, SK for purchasing the Reserve Champion Shropshire Ram at the 2017 All Canada Classic!

Hornpipe Blackbird Hornpipe Badger
73HA11
Coyote Acres Cali 454X F & P Groverman 5771
Nightshade Skor 2S

COYOTE ACRES BIRDY 78E

JAN 27, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   (730455)   FEMALE    Contact us for pricing
COYOTE ACRES BIRDY 78E
Champion Shropshire Ewe, 2017 All Canada Classic

CONSIGNED TO THE ALL CANADA CLASSIC IN RED DEER, JULY 1ST SALE. THIS IS OUR TOP NATURAL SIRED SHROPSHIRE EWE LAMB THIS YEAR. SHE IS SIRED BY OUR BEST A.I. SIRED RAM LAMB FROM LAST YEAR. SHE IS A VERY WELL BALANCED EWE LAMB WITH A PRETTY NEAT PEDIGREE. 78E IS A QR GENOTYPE. Thank-you to Lorne & Meredith Knodel of Medicine Hat, AB for purchasing the Champion Shropshire Ewe at the 2017 All Canada Classic!

COYOTE ACRES BADGER 148D -
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COYOTE ACRES MUFFY 520C -
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SHEEP TRAX HARRY 79E

JAN 27, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX HARRY 79E
 
SHEEP TRAX HARRY 79E
 

One of the second-generation British lambs, sired by an AI-sired ram from 2016, this ram is out of a 6-year-old ewe who was sired by a California ram. Though born two weeks or more later than the AI-sired rams, his growth had him keeping pace in weight with the older lambs. Scrapie genotype pending. Thank-you to Danika Zinger of Pritchard, BC for purchasing this ram lamb!

COYOTE ACRES BADGER 148D HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD
COYOTE ACRES MONEY 44X
COYOTE ACRES CALI 591Y F & P GROVERMAN 5771
NIGHTSHADE STARBURST 6S

SHEEP TRAX DOUGAL 60E

JAN 10, 2017   SHROPSHIRE   MALE    Contact us for pricing
SHEEP TRAX DOUGAL 60E
 

This ram is a single out of a 7-year-old ewe, AI-sired by the British ram Piddington Douglas. He is a smooth ram and one of the most open-faced of the year. His scrapie genotype is RR. Thank-you to Rebekah Ferro for the purchase of this ram lamb!

PIDDINGTON DOUGLAS 1264 SIDEDOWNS BINGLEY
DH4598
COYOTE ACRES CALI 477X F & P GROVERMAN 5771
COYOTE ACRES FREDA 75W

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
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