This scheme, started in 1992 by the Romney Sheepbreeders, was used to introduce better
carcase traits in to the Romney by using terminal sires and then breeding back to the Romney. (The Coopworth was created in New Zealand in similar fashion and UK Meatlinc breeders have used the method recently). This concept, sometimes called “gene fishing” has been nurtured in our flock.
In the last two years, we have been working with other Romney breeders as the Romney High Index Group to produce even higher quality, high performance rams.
“We have always been happy with buying Aragon Romneys in the knowledge that they have been performance recorded for a long time and they have the breeding we need to convert forage to meat when farmed in an extensive system”. FL
“Aragon Romneys represent a lifetime of performance recording and the measured genetic
gains achieved from it, whilst still retaining all the attributes one expects from the Romney as a sheep. Rare within the Romney gene pool”. HB
“We have purchased rams from Aragon Romneys for many years. We have always been pleased with their performance and they have produced some excellent lambs”. WB
Scanning (2011-2015): 167-190%
Lambs sold: 160-180%
Lamb grades: 17% “U”,81% “R”, 2% “O”.
Lamb DCWt: 15-23KG, average 18.5.
Signet index: 96% of our 2015 born ram lambs were rated in the top 10% of all the Romney Breed in the first across flock national analysis of the breed in the UK.
Romney Ewes & Twins