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SOUTHDOWN CLUB LAMBS

The focus of our breeding program has been to produce Southdowns that can compete side by side against our black face club lambs. And our Southdown lambs have been successful doing just that on both the local and state level.
 
If you were to ask us what makes our Southdowns different from other thick sheep... the answer would be muscle shape! We have specifically selected for explosive racks, big tops, and big, square, level, hips. And all this without giving up extension or deminions of lower leg.
 
Beginning this fall, we will be moving our lambing season up to early December. The response we have received from our Southdowns along with special requests for earlier lambs has made this an easy decision. We will do our best to keep you up to date with photos of lambs for sale by the first of the year. All Southdown lambs will be sold off the farm. They are thick made, tight hided sheep that excel in overall dimension of muscle. Contact us early if you are interested.
 
Pictured left is an example of the type of Southdown market lamb we consistently strive for.
 

 
 
POWERSTROKE

With more and more Topline daughters making the keeper pen, it was inevitable that we would need another Southdown ram. We've been looking for two years for a ram that could equal the rack, muscle, and touch of Topline and prove to be a true wether sire.
 
We'd like to thank Gail Cole for entering this super thick ram in the 2005 National Southdown Sale. It is no wonder why this ram lamb was named the Reserve National Champion Southdown Ram.
 
Powerstroke is expressively muscled with a super long hindsaddle, big rack, and square hip. He was undoubtable the thickest ram at the sale. But more importantly he will give us that extra stretch and extension to make our Southdowns even more competitive in the market lamb ring. We can't wait to see his lambs!
 
Those who have seen him here on the farm say he's just a smaller version (and not that much smaller) of the powerful black face wether sires we have in the same pen.
 
DNA tested QR/NN.

 

 
TOPLINE

We are sorry to see this very excited Cornerstone bred Southdown wether sire leave the flock. This ram had all of the profile and style of his daddy with even more thickness and volume of muscle. He was beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best topped Southdown we have ever, EVER, seen... Yet he still had plenty of extension and was exceptionally clean fronted for a ram with that much muscle mass.
 
And he has one awesome track record! Topline was the sire of the Champion Southdown Market Lamb at the 2003 Clarke County Regional Jackpot Show, the Champion Southdown Market Lamb at the 2004 VA State Fair, the Reserve Champion Southdown Market Lambs at the 2003 and 2005 VA State Fairs, and the 3rd Place Wether at the 2003 NAILE in Louisville, KY. Eight of our twelve Southdown ewes are sired by Topline!
 
Pictured left at 90 days @ 100 pounds! DNA tested QR/NN.
 
TOPLINE
 
Sired by Topline Sired by Topline
 
 
 

 
 
SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME was bred by Scenic View Farm of Clarksburg, Pennsylvania. This ram is out of a 1/2 sister to the great Mayflower buck.
 
ShowTime is an exceptionally long profiling, hard handling buck. Right up until the last minute this ram was intended to be Scenic View's lead show ram. He was the Reserve Grand Champion Southdown Ram at the 2001 Eastern Stud Ram Sale.
 
DNA tested QR/NN.

 

 
 
SOONER 98-397

Our 2001 lamb crop is sired by a Rambo Son that we leased from Ray Robison of Sooner Southdowns, Norman, Oklahoma. His lambs are fast growing, thick muscled, exceptionally clean fronted, and very correct in their make-up.
 
This ram placed 4th as a ram lamb at the 1998 National Show in Louisville. He is built to make Southdown wethers, yet big enough to produce keeper breeding ewes!
 
 

 

 
SOUTHDOWN EWES

Because we keep our flock right around 15 ewes, each female must meet the highest standards for production, type, thickness, and ease of keeping. All of our Southdowns meet the new Standards of Excellence set by the American Southdown Breeders' Association.
 
Most of our flock goes back to the first ewes we bought in 1995-1996 from Duron Howard of Waurika, Oklahoma and the 1st place Howard Fall Ram Lamb at the 1996 Ohio Southdown Show and Sale.
 
From the beginning we have focused on linebreeding those original genetics to produce moderate framed Southdowns that are correct, exceptional thick, and yet have the extension and style to excel in the showring.
 
We pride ourselves in breeding dual purpose Southdowns that hold their own in breeding classes while competing head to head in black face feeder and market lamb shows.
 
Pictured upper left is one of our keeper ewes sired by Sooner 98-397. She is an exceptionally flashy and feminine yearling ewe that has muscle to spare. Pictured below her is one of our 1998 model brood ewes, sired by Howard 657, that is currently in the flock.
 
Each October we enter a small consignment of ewe lambs and/or yearlings in the Virginia Bred Ewe Sale in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Watch our web site for detailed information on this year's entries.
 
 

 
SOUTHDOWN FREEZER LAMBS

In addition to show lambs, we sell a handful of freezer lambs each year. Southdowns produce a high quality carcass with tenderness and flavor unmatched by any other breed. Lambs are grain feed for unsurpassed melt-in-your-mouth flavor not found in any grocery store.
 
Custom cut at a USDA inspected locker plant. Packages and prices available upon request.
 
 
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Corey and Janet Childs and Family

P.O. Box 784 Berryville, Virginia 22611

(540) 955-4663 e-mail:childs@clublambs.com

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