Bring a Hirsel Hebridean into your flock, and help support the resurgence of this amazing breed!
Ram lambs and shearlings, HSS registered and unregistered. All on the HeptavacP system, wormed per vet advice, and with full medical and genealogical records available. Rental rams will also be available again this year. We start listing available breeding rams in the summer, and usually try to schedule an on-farm sale/viewing in the early autumn. Please contact us for further information.
We’ve just finished lambing 2022, and will have ram and ewe lambs available for sale in the autumn, post weaning. We will not have gimmers available in 2022. There is usually a waiting list for our ewe lambs, please let us know if you’d like to be put on the list for 2022 ewe lambs.
Our Working Rams (“Tups“)
These boys deliver big beautiful ewe and ram lambs for our future breeding program – and yours.
* You must have a CPH number to purchase or rent/trade one of our animals.
* The health regime for our flock was created after consultation with our vet. All of our sheep are on the HeptavacP system (boosters given in March), the flock are given regular tick treatments during the summer months, and any other treatments are given per vet testing and advice. Health histories and notes re specific animals are available on request. Animals are sent off the farm ‘as is’, in the best health we can give them. We expect normal wear and tear on our rental rams, but may ask that you place a deposit in addition to the rental fee. The deposit would be refunded upon live return.
*For animal welfare reasons, we recommend you do not purchase single rams, unless they will have the companionship of other sheep on your farm, all year round. Sheep are social animals and do not thrive on their own. If you do not have a companion for your ram, talk to us: we can give you a deal on a pair of animals that get on well together, or arrange a rental instead. Ewes of any age are only sold in pairs or groups.
* Please let us know if you will be wanting to take your purchase home with you on the day of purchase. If not, upon receipt of a deposit, we will be happy to care for your animal until a mutually agreed pickup date.
*Prices will vary according to registration status, age, experience, and quality of the animal.
Our 2020 sale Rams and Shearlings
…started with a bang: our first ‘starter flock’ of 4 gimmers and 12 ewe lambs went to Tohorrie farm in Dunbeath on September 12th, and our other 4 available gimmers moved to their new home in time for tupping 2019. We also sold 3 breeding rams at Dingwall Auction Mart in November 2019.
Hirsel Cassanova (HSS 0977/18), from Sire Slipperfield Donald (HSS 1548/15) and dam Bryland Eliza (HSS 0252/13), was born in April 2018, and weighed 37.k on 30 October 2019. Like most of our sheep, he was bucket trained and used to human contact, liking a sheep nut or a scratch now and then. But he was also lively and independently minded, and was expected to do well in a traditional large flock. Cassanova was sold at Dingwall Auction Mart in November 2019
Ram #86 was the progeny of Cairnorrie Aidan (HSS 1548/15) and Hirsel Brownie, one of the most dependable breeding ewes from our ‘traditional’ flock. He weighed in at 37.5k on 30 October 2019, and his big, rangy frame indicates he’ll follow in his sire’s footsteps for size and build. He was friendly and placid during treatment, but not dependent, and would’ve fit well into any style flock. This ram was sold at Dingwall in November 2019.
Ram #70 was the son of Slipperfield Donald (HSS2186/13) and Hirsel Hookie (from our traditional flock). A smaller ram, he was initially assigned to the abattoir list, but won through to the sales team upon his second assessment, due to his lively nature and good condition. His adult teeth came in strong and straight, his horns were nicely formed, and his feet were good. He weighed 36K on 30 October, but his long term growth potential was positive, as his parents tend to produce large progeny. This ram was sold at Dingwall Mart in November 2019.