As we enter into the month of May, we hit the road to see the first round of club lamb shows. While we can’t make them all, we stay in touch with those who are showing our lambs to get “the report”. As of this writing, we have one Grand Champion lamb, one Reserve Grand Champion lamb and several class winners and second places. We get just as excited as the kids and parents when our lambs win. Unlike the families showing,


however, when the show is over our work begins. A lamb show is usually the culmination of hard work, long lamb walks, extensive feeding programs and tons of butterflies. As a breeder, my mind is working on the next breeding season. We, here at Auville Suffolks and Club Lambs, tend to be thinking 2 to 3 years out. What will be the next ram purchase and what ewes will we keep for the breeding program.



This year we have been quite pleased with the lambs sired by the Hancock ram we purchased last year. We were humbled to have Mike Hancock visit the farm in March. His words about our club lamb program were rewarding and much appreciated. He even purchased a lamb to be placed and shown in Texas – again humbling. When a man of his stature tells you you’re on the right path, you listen.





So, as we slide into summer and look forward to the summer shows, we will be cheering for your kids and thinking of future lambs. Some people dream of sugar plums dancing in their head, we dream of lambs in the champion drive!

Until next time,
The resident sheep expert at
Auville Suffolks & Club Lambs

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