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Durno

Flagship terminal sire breed

 

The Durno is the most popular terminal sire that we breed because of its abillity to work in almost every situation. Durno rams have been designed to be used across any ewe giving their offspring increased: vigour, growth rate and saleable meat without increasing problems.

Durnos have been stabillised as a breed for over 10 years now, with Charollais and Texels being the original parents. The Texel bloodlines in the equation provide hardiness, gigot, carcase quality and easy fleshing abilities. the inclusion of the Charollais bloodlines provide length, high growth rate, conformation and easy lambing. Over the ten years that the Durno has been stabillised it has been selected for lambing ease and vigour at birth followed by length a tight skin and weight gain as the lamb gets older. Logie Durno Sheep have a unique style of sheep which is instantly recognisable. The tight skins and length have been at the top of selection from the start and is very noticable in their progeny.

The Durno flock is lambed in April in a system just like any commercial flock. At lambing time they are recorded in a unique Logie Durno way providing customers with both signet breeding values and physical data of lambing ease, hardiness and vigour at birth.

Shearling rams which come from this flock therefore have excelled and passed every selection hurdle. In a system that their offspring are likely to be reared in. It makes sense to buy rams that have thrived on grass, if that is what their progeny will have to do.

  • Stuart Ramsey Falsidehill, Kelso

I have been using Durno Tups for a few years now. They are the ideal tup for the Scotch Mule. They keep their condition during tupping and have good feet, length, shape and loads of vigour all traits that come through in their lambs.

Last year I started lambing on the 1st of April and had all lambs killed off grass by the start of September to average 23kg dead! All lambs went to a meat wholesaler for the restaurant trade

 



There is a Huge Selection of Durno rams available in 2017 which can be ordered today and delivered anywhere in the UK.