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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Charollais x BWM
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:13:43 am »
I have a geezer coming this evening to look at my BWM ram that is for sale ... he has charollais ewes ... what would be the benefits of putting a BWM ram on charollais ewes?

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 03:09:39 pm »
no-one got any ideas?

Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 03:17:03 pm »
If you want my ideas.. here goes  :innocent:

maybe he wants wild sheep that dont grow very fast  ::)

or he wants to tup some ewe lambs for the first time and wants tiny lambs that have good get up and go, so he could use some bwm rams for that...

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 03:20:08 pm »
tupping ewe lambs, some farmers up here use Shetland tups for that

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 03:29:12 pm »

maybe he wants wild sheep that dont grow very fast  ::)

Cheeky!! ;)


Yes, tupping ewe-lambs was the only thing I could think of too...

Porterlauren

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 03:34:47 pm »
+ 1 for tupping ewe lambs.

But BWM would be low down on my list of choices!

Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 03:47:18 pm »
I know of one farmer using shetlands on charollais ewe lambs, I have a few of those crossbred lambs in my flock, they mature at around 50-60kilo and are a solid ewe

I however would use something like a charmoise, as then you can get a good shaped lamb at the end of the day


ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 04:14:35 pm »
I plan on doing that with a couple as a trial this year. My BWM are not wild, the rams are a good size and if I ever get enough lambs left so I can eat one I may find out if the meat is as delicious as I am told!




Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 04:22:09 pm »
if I ever get enough lambs left so I can eat one I may find out if the meat is as delicious as I am told!
:(  ... it is :)

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Charollais x BWM
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 07:10:02 pm »
Well, he wanted him for the taste :).
Brill, that's him sold!

 

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