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Richard Vines

Burton Farm
Linton
Ross on Wye

HR9 7RR

Richard Vines

Burton Farm, Linton, lies within the catchment basin of the lower River Wye, 3 miles north East of the market town of Ross on Wye. The soil type derives from the underlying Old Red Sandstone which is heavily folded and inclined, producing a free draining medium that is steeply undulating and liable to mid-summer drought. This is increased with the rain shadow of the Black Mountains to the west and over recent years leads to spectacular thunder storms.

Some 140 acres are deployed on arable cash and forage crops with a further 200 acres of grazing of mixed quality and value. A flock of 350 cross bred ewes are lambed indoors in early January using Class 1 Meatlinc rams. They graze stubble turnips, rye, oats and eventually permanent pasture, aiming to finish lambs between April and early June with a modest level of creep feed.

The 300 Meatlinc ewes are subject to a similar regime but lamb in March and April under cover after leaving pasture in January. They too enjoy arable stands of Italian ryegrass, late brassica and cereals followed with good white clover rich leys. The ram lambs are weaned at about 12 weeks and graze maiden crops of Italian ryegrass and forage rape. In their second year they spend 8 weeks grazing oats and vetches and gravitate to silage aftermath. They are housed during the winter for 10/12 weeks on a diet of grass silage, maize silage, sugar beet nuts, oats and protein. The ewes consume quantities of sugar beet, fodder beet, lucerne grazing and arable byproducts.

All the sheep are kept strictly commerical on as much home produced forage as possible. Rams which are used for promotion purposes are housed for a week on dry food, washed and tidied. Customers are encouraged to inspect the sheep on the farm in their natural condition. The Meatlinc are MV accredited, scrapie blood tested and subject to all the usual health measures. The farm is FABBL approved, uses very little nitrogen, has an ELS scheme and uses the local auction market.


Meatlinc rams for sale 2017: Print this table

  Actual EBV  
Ram ID Ram Sire B/R Weight Muscle Fat Weight Muscle Fat Index Status
Class 1
EV:1503079 HRF:04821 1 45.50 26.93 1.13 10.91 6.12 0.51 390.10  
EV:1503128 CR:1305985 1 42.00 26.86 1.40 12.27 6.98 0.81 389.58  
EV:1503061 HRF:01411 1 53.50 24.36 1.17 14.35 5.36 0.55 382.52  
EV:1503071 EV:1402465 1 41.00 24.08 0.80 10.92 5.66 0.49 376.92  
EV:1503062 HRF:01411 2 43.50 30.02 1.40 9.46 7.35 0.53 375.43  
EV:1503144 HRF:01411 1 30.00 20.52 0.50 9.99 5.96 0.45 369.15  
EV:1503155 HRF:01411 1 43.50 23.53 0.70 12.18 5.98 0.48 365.39  
EV:1503051 CR:1305985 1 47.00 27.26 0.80 12.08 5.86 0.49 364.86  
EV:1503078 HRF:01411 1 46.50 26.03 0.70 11.59 5.87 0.36 362.73  
EV:1503118 EV:1201565 1 39.50 24.24 0.70 10.92 6.01 0.51 362.25  
EV:1503107 EV:1402455   38.50 24.08 0.70 9.81 5.52 0.31 357.56  
EV:1503133 CR:1305985 1 34.00 21.53 0.73 10.84 5.92 0.70 356.09  
EV:1503117 CR:1305985 1 34.00 23.36 0.70 10.51 6.02 0.61 355.51  
EV:1503172 HRF:04821 1 36.00 25.35 0.73 9.44 6.27 0.42 354.36  
EV:1503057 HRF:01411 2 38.00 24.44 0.87 10.06 6.13 0.62 352.55  
EV:1503156 EV:1402553 1 35.50 23.69 0.93 9.77 5.47 0.42 352.54  
EV:1503159 HRF:01411 1 38.50 25.02 0.70 9.22 5.95 0.34 350.41  
EV:1503149 CR:1305985 1 41.00 28.09 0.93 10.08 6.29 0.55 350.04  
EV:1503132 EV:1402465 1 34.50 20.85 0.73 9.80 5.34 0.55 349.66  
EV:1503175 EV:1402465 2 39.00 26.69 2.10 10.04 6.69 0.71 349.59  
EV:1503072 CR:1305985 1 44.00 26.28 1.50 11.08 5.80 0.68 348.78  
EV:1503075 EV:1201565 1 38.00 24.58 0.83 9.00 5.57 0.45 348.23  
Class 2
EV:1503116 CR:1305985 1 33.50 21.57 0.90 9.29 5.41 0.57 335.57  
EV:1503109 CR:1305985 1 31.00 18.91 0.80 9.51 4.85 0.65 333.59  
EV:1503166 HRF:01411 1 30.50 20.40 0.57 8.34 5.64 0.32 332.20  
EV:1503080 HRF:04821 1 28.50 16.68 0.30 9.05 4.74 0.40 332.16  
EV:1503092 CR:1305985 1 39.50 25.42 1.13 10.42 6.10 0.71 331.23  
EV:1503187 HRF:04821 1 31.50 18.70 0.70 9.25 4.98 0.42 331.03  
EV:1503099 EV:1201565 1 35.50 22.24 1.20 9.63 5.34 0.62 323.99  
EV:1503136 HRF:01411 2 31.00 17.89 0.40 8.88 4.98 0.38 322.50  
EV:1503154 EV:1402465   48.00 25.52 1.47 10.74 4.42 0.58 321.86  
EV:1503182 EV:1402455 2 26.50 18.53 0.50 8.45 4.34 0.40 320.62  
EV:1503055 EV:1201565 1 33.50 24.02 1.00 7.22 5.56 0.57 318.63  
EV:1503112 HRF:01411 2 29.00 19.06 0.50 8.76 5.02 0.44 305.78  
EV:1503111 HRF:01411 2 28.00 18.07 0.63 8.64 4.85 0.46 300.14  
Class 3
EV:1503124 HRF:01411 2 24.00 17.69 0.50 6.45 5.01 0.40 295.95  
EV:1503054 EV:1201565   31.50 20.90 0.63 5.58 3.38 0.31 265.26  

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