De France, Flock HG 122, est. 1989
In 1986 we purchased our first Île
De France RAM to use on replacement ewe lambs as Île
De France lambs are easily lambed and are outstandingly
hardy and on their feet and suckling within minutes.
We were pleased to find the customers very
keen on this new breed of lamb due to the excellent
carcass quality and high kill out % of our Île De
France x Suffolk lambs and this encouraged us to start the
GROVEBEG pedigree flock.
De France Sheep, Breed Traits
Ile de France lambs are without doubt the easiest lambed and hardiest lambs of any terminal sire breed.
The lambs are extremely fast to stand and suck and are born with a good coat of wool. This makes Ile de France the ideal sire for mating to Ewe lambs.
Île De France ewes are prolific with the ability
to breed out of season.
Rams are extremely fertile and active
all year round
Île De France carcass quality is excellent with
lean ,well muscled gigots ,large eye muscle area plus
a good kill out
In trials carried out in 2000 by Teagasc the Île
De France ewe lambs showed extremely low Faecal egg counts.
This has encouraged some organic lamb producers to make
repeat purchases of rams from our flock.
Chapelizod Ile De France Ewe and Lamb
As the only registered Île De France
flock in Ireland the Grovebeg flock of Île De France
is recorded by Sheep Ireland LambPlus scheme.
New bloodlines are sourced from Northern
Ireland where there is a sire reference scheme, and semen
of performance tested rams is imported from France where
the Île De France is the premier terminal sire.
All Rams & Ram lambs offered for sale
are (ARR/ARR) type 1 for scrapie resistance.
Chapelizod Shearling Ile De France Rams for
For details of satisfied
users please call me (see contact details below).