Hampshire

The Hampshire is one of the largest of the short medium-wool, meat sheep first imported to the U.S. in the 1800’s.  They have large heads and ears and are polled.  Their face and legs are usually a rich, dark, chocolate brown. These sheep do well on our good pastures and the lambs we produce can be directly marketed off of our grass.  As expected, the ewes are good milkers and fairly good producers.  They sometime have problems lambing due to their lambs large heads and shoulders, and heavy birth weights.  However, once born, these lambs grow rapidly and are known for their good carcass cutability.

Hampshire show breed, example