Please note: if ordering more than one ram of this breed with different trait options, 
you will need to add to the Holding Pen separately.

Aberblack

To select a ram please complete the details below:

£925.00

By choosing a grade you will be choosing the specification of your Innovis ram. Choosing an Elite ram will mean the ram you receive is within the top 25% of the breed based on Carcase index. A Select ram is between the top 25% and 50% of the breed based on Carcase index.

Please Enter one of the following options below:

  • Ease of Shepherding - For those who are looking for lambing ease and lamb vigour 
  • Quick finishing / fast growth 
  • Increase carcase weight

Picking your Meat Ram key traits will allow us to pick the best ram suited to the farming objectives you are trying to achieve. For example, choosing ‘Quick Finishing’ means that the ram you receive will be within the top 25% of the breed based on the Estimated Breeding Values for growth and fat depth. It is important for us to know which traits are most important to you so we can make an informed decision when picking your ram.

Please Enter one of the following options below:

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

Knowing whether you are lambing indoors will allow us to pick a suitable ram that will hopefully provide you with an easier indoor lambing period in the next season.

Knowing the ewe breed you are looking to put this ram over will allow us to concentrate on rams that may suit the breed and have a positive impact upon your flock. For example, if you are using large Mule ewes, weighing between 90kg-100kg then lambing ease will not need be as prominent a trait as if you were using ewes weighing between 65kg that are lambing outdoors

If you would like to provide further information about your farm and farming conditions, such as if you farming on poor / good ground or whether you are based on a hill farm can help us ensure the ram chosen is the best suited to you and your farming conditions. If you have a specific preference to the physical appearance of your ram, please provide details here. We also welcome comments regarding the health status of your flock, whether you are MV accredited and whether you are having any particular problems on farm, such as entropion (in-turned eyelids) or feet problems. The more information we have the better we are able to choose your ram.

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ABERBLACK RAMS ARE FAST GROWING, WELL CONFORMED MEAT SIRES 

Aberblack will suit your system if you: 

  • Want a Suffolk based ram that has been bred off forage 
  • Want to finish lambs quickly off grass 
  • Want top quality carcass classification 
  • Want a robust ram that will last 
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ABERBLACK IS AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE MEAT SIRE 

Aberblack rams are derived from the highest performing British and New Zealand Suffolk genetics with the introgression of beneficial carcass traits from three other meat breeds. As a robust meat sire, Aberblack rams are bred off grass under commercial conditions and selected for very fast growth rates in lambs. Aberblack sired lambs yield high levels of lean meat and achieve premium slaughter grades, bred from rams that have the ability to cover 80-100 ewes in a season without melting away. 

 

Aberblack will suit your system if you: 

  • Want to finish all lambs off grass 
  • Want to produce top quality, premium carcases while reducing the number of days to slaughter 
  • Want to maximise carcase quality without compromising lambing ease 
  • Want a dark headed crossing sire with superior meat genetics 
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Our Aberblack rams stem from two of the top Suffolk Breeders in the UK... 

The Aberblack has been developed from specific lines at the Huish and Bentley Flocks, focusing on sheep that can perform off forage. With extensive use of performance recording and introgression of specific traits from other breeds, the Aberblack breeding program is focused on producing rams that can sire very fast-growing carcass lambs, minimising days on farm to hit premium prices. Whilst there have been limited numbers of rams available for sale during the Aberblacks product development, this volume will be increased over the coming three years. 

  

 

FAQS

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Delivery

Standard delivery charges are £3.95 unless you complete your purchase alongside an Innovis ram, in which case you will receive FREE DELIVERY on your merchandise items.

Items listed in stock will be dispatched within 7 days of your order. 

Items highlighted with *** above are not currently held in stock, however, they can be made to order directly from our supplier. 

If you would like one of these items in a size not currently held in stock, please contact us at enquiries@innovis.org.uk and we will order your items specifically for delivery within approximately 3 weeks.

We hope to expand our stock in the near future!

Returns

If you are unhappy with any of the items ordered, please complete the returns card included with your items and post your returns back to Innovis, Peithyll, Capel Dewi SY23 3HU within 21 days of receiving your items.

 

For any other enquiries, please email enquiries@innovis.org.uk or give us a call on 01970 828236