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Coyote Acres Ranch (Patric & Lorri Lyster)
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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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Piddington Douglus DH 26 04
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Burndale 82S
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2009 All Canada Classic
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2009 Champion ewe All Canada Classic
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2011 All Canada Classic Champion
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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.

Coyote Acres Honey 75G

Sept. 28, 2019   Shropshire   (765815)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Honey 75G
 
Coyote Acres Honey 75G
 
Coyote Acres Honey 75G
 

This is one of the top Shropshire ewe lambs of the year. Heavily British bred, she simply pops. She sells in the 2020 Genetic Impact Sale, her pen mate will be Sheep Trax Gemma 964G. Come have a look Aug. 8 at Stettler Auction Mart. https://youtu.be/sDhmJKRB5OY 

Coyote Acres Badger 148D Hornpipe Blackbird
Coyote Acres Money 44X
Coyote Acres Blacky 49E Hornpipe Blackbird
Coyote Acres Cami 79B

Sheep Trax Gemma 964G

Feb 19, 2019   Shropshire   (756957)   Twin   Female    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax Gemma 964G
 
Sheep Trax Gemma 964G
 
Sheep Trax Gemma 964G
 

Here is a twin yearling Shropshire ewe that was being considered for the now-cancelled All Canada Classic. With both British and American animals in her pedigree, this ewe also has the added bonus of both parents being scrapie genotype RR, which means she is as well. She will be penned with Coyote Acres Honey 75G. Come and have a look at the 5th Annual Genetic Impact Ram & Ewe Sale, Sat. Aug. 8 at Stettler Auction Mart! https://youtu.be/FM871UBrvSU 

Sheep Trax Nico 76E Piddington Nico
Sheep Trax Cara 523C
The Edge Diana 91D RR The Edge Charming 98C RR
The Edge Anastasia 82A

Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G

Aug. 30, 2019   Shropshire   (766228)   Twin   Female    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G
61G on right.
Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G
61G on right.
Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G
61G on right.
Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G
61G on right.
Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G
 

Here is a twin-born Shropshire ewe lamb (almost yearling) with a pedigree that is all Ontario on top and British on the bottom. Both her mother and her grandmother are AI-sired by British rams. This ewe is penned with the other late August lamb, 65E, who is her half-sister. Come have a look at the 2020 Genetic Impact Sale. https://youtu.be/r2S-ZEb2LMs 

Coyote Acres Burny 86E Burndale 55W
Burndale 11A
Sheep Trax Dove 54E Piddington Douglas 1264
Sheep Trax Nicole 139D

Coyote Acres Muriel 65G

Aug. 31, 2019   Shropshire   (765817)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Muriel 65G
 
Coyote Acres Muriel 65G
65G on left.
Coyote Acres Muriel 65G
65G on left.
Coyote Acres Muriel 65G
65G on left.
Coyote Acres Muriel 65G
65G on left.

Here is another late summer-born Shropshire ewe lamb with the old Burndale breeding on top and the British on the bottom in her pedigree. She sells in the Genetic Impact Sale Aug. 8 at Stettler Auction Mart, with her half-sister Sheep Trax Gretchen 61G. https://youtu.be/JY4P5pQV7E8 

Coyote Acres Burny 86E Burndale 55W
Burndale 11A
Coyote Acres Honey 173F Coyote Acres Badger 148D
Coyote Acres Nan 134D

Coyote Acres Badger 76G

Sept. 29, 2019   Shropshire   (765816)   Twin   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Badger 76G
 
Coyote Acres Badger 76G
 
Coyote Acres Badger 76G
 
Coyote Acres Badger 76G
 

A twin fall-born ram lamb for your consideration at the 5th Annual Genetic Impact Sale. Heavily British bred, this ram is muscled and growthy and ready to breed this summer.  https://youtu.be/cFzpK-JZ2JQ 

Coyote Acres Badger 148D Hornpipe Blackbird
Coyote Acres Money 44X
Coyote Acres Honey 201F Coyote Acres Badger 148D
Coyote Acres Camryn 481C

Sheep Trax Cal 30G

Feb. 19, 2019   Shropshire   (756955)   Triplet   Male    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax Cal 30G
 
Sheep Trax Cal 30G
 
Sheep Trax Cal 30G
 
Sheep Trax Cal 30G
 

If you are looking to keep daughters and want to bump their lambing percentage, this triplet ram lamb may be the one to do it. Chock full of Groverman breeding out of California, this ram will sell Aug. 8 at Stettler Auction Mart. Come out to the sale or bid online!      https://youtu.be/XNsm-NOjt3A 

F & P Groverman 5771 F & P Groverman 5347
F & P Groverman 5064
The Edge Cavanna 83C F & P Groverman 6043
The Edge Anastasia 82A

Coyote Acres & Sheep Trax Commercial pen of 5

Dec/19-Feb/20   Shropshire   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres & Sheep Trax Commercial pen of 5
 
Coyote Acres & Sheep Trax Commercial pen of 5
 
Coyote Acres & Sheep Trax Commercial pen of 5
 
Coyote Acres & Sheep Trax Commercial pen of 5
 

Commercial pen of 5 solid Shropshire ewe lambs sired by Coyote Acres Badger 148D, a half-British AI-sired ram; most of the dams are also heavy on British breeding. These ewe lambs are ready to breed this summer-fall, come and have a look at the 5th Annual Genetic Impact Sale, Aug. 8 at Stettler Auction Mart. https://youtu.be/E6aIvHNabYU 

Coyote Acres Badger 148D Hornpipe Blackbird
Coyote Acres Money 44X
Various -
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Sheep Trax 915G

Dec. 20, 2019   Shropshire   (Pending)   Male    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax 915G
 
Sheep Trax 915G
 

Coyote Acres Badger 148D Hornpipe Blackbird
Coyote Acres Money 44X
Sheep Trax Brynn 433B F & P Groverman 5771
Rimridge Sara 2S

Shropshire Ewe Lambs

Various   Shropshire   (Pending)   Female    Contact us for pricing
Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 
Shropshire Ewe Lambs
 

Selected from our fall-born, December-born, and January-February lambing group, these are the Shropshire ewe lambs for sale this year. 

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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 from 2016.  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 995G

JAN 16, 2019   SHROPSHIRE   MALE   
COYOTE ACRES NAIRN 995G
 

A 3/4 BRITISH, A.I. SIRED TWIN. 995G IS SIRED BY THE RECORD SELLING SHROPSHIRE RAM LAMB IN THE U.K.. HIS DAM IS ONE OF OUR TOP HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD DAUGHTERS. THIS RAM IS THICK AND DEEP, A TYPICAL NAIRN.

BRERETON NAIRN 995G MORLEY MACHO
359DBO F08578
COYOTE ACRES BLACKY 49E HORNPIPE BLACKBIRD
COYOTE ACRES CAMI 79B

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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