Charmoise Hill Sheep Society

The Hardy Terminal Sire

Carcass

The exceptional conformation of the breed is the principal success of using a Charmoise Ram on different cross breeding schemes to produce high quality meat lambs. This, coupled with a fine bone structure gives a remarkable meat to bone ratio and excellent killing out %.

Meat carcasses from pure bred charmoise can be produced up to 21Kg off grass with killing out percentage of 52%. The meat is known to have exceptional eating quality, and is such that it retains a ‘light’ meat colour even in lambs finished late on grass.

Charmoise x Texel ewe lamb carcasses weighing 48Kg LW and sold for £168 at Ruthin Farmers Auction Christmas Sale 2021.
43Kg LW Charmoise sired lambs from Suffolk x Lleyn ewes reared on grass and had no concentrates.