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History

Our flock was established in 1963 when Jasper purchased six ewes for his son’s (John and Mark) 4-H projects. The ewes came from H.A. Ramsey of Plainfield, IN, who at one time owned the largest flock of registered Shropshires east of the Mississippi River.  The sheep were sound in structure and high in quality and provided a great base for future development.

From that starting point the ewe flock grew to approximately 30 ewes throughout the 1970’s, ‘80’s and into the ‘90’s. Our first showing at the Indiana State Fair was in 1967.  The first state fair champion came in 1974, as we exhibited the top 4-H ewe. This was followed by numerous champions and Premier Breeder Awards over the next several years.

From the beginning, top stud rams were carefully selected from the legendary Hartzell flock, as well as other breeders such as Dennison, Jorstad and Agrall that provided continual improvement in our genetic base. The results were highly productive sheep that possessed the style and size to win in the show ring.

Today, we have a very select flock (less than 20 ewes) that has continued to produce lambs with correctness, muscle and the ability to grow into large breeding sheep. We breed our ewes to the best genetics available through purchased/ leased rams and artificial insemination.

Grandson Matt continues the tradition of showing at state and national shows, just like we have been doing for the last forty-two years. Always learning and always striving to improve our flock and make a contribution to one of the great breeds in the sheep industry----Shropshires.

 


Winners

 
 
Winners

Indiana Premier Sale Lamb
Dirlam 16-1579 RRNN

Indy x Future Direction Daughter

Sold to Nicole Mullis of Indiana

 

 

 

Winners

Indiana Premier Sale Lamb
Dirlam 16-1577 RRNN
Sired by Indy

Sold to Clayton Johnson of Indiana

 

 

 

   
Indy

"INDY"
Dirlam 1553 RR/NN

Dammed by 1492

Twin to 1554
Born February 20, 2014

Top Selling Ram
2015 Ohio Classic
Sold to Barnes, Battle Run,
Bryant, Creamer, Isler, McCabe of Ohio!

 

 

 

1539 Dirlam 1539 RR/NN
Sired by Wonderboy

1st Place - Class 2 Yearling Ewe
2015 Ohio Classic


2nd Place - Class 2 Yearling Ewe
2015 Ohio State Fair
   
   
 



Dirlam 1554 RR/NN
Dammed by 1492

Reserve Champion Ewe
High Selling Sheep
2014 Shropshire Spectacular

 

 

 

 

winner

Congratulations to Kaylee Elsbury,
who exhibited the 2014 West District Winner
and Overall Futurity Champion with Dirlam 1545!

She was also Champion Ewe at 2014 Wisconsin State Fair!

She is sired by Future Direction

 

 

 

 

Winners

Dirlam 1539 RR/NN
Sired by Wonderboy

Reserve Champion Ewe
Champion Indiana Ewe
2014 Indiana State Fair

 


 

 

 

 

Indy

"INDY"
Dirlam 1553 RR/NN

Dammed by 1492

Twin to 1554
Born February 20, 2014

Grand Champion Ram
1st Late Spring Ram Lamb
2014 Indiana State Fair

He is a unique blend of muscle, mass and balance.

 

 

 

 

Dirlam 1540 RR/NN
Sired by Mrozinski 10-01

Sold in the Ohio Classic Sale as a
January Ram Lamb to Moore's of Maryland.

 

 

 

 




Dirlam 1492
Sired by Dirlam’s “Wonderboy” x Dirlam 1433

1st place Early Spring Ewe Lamb - 29 in class
2012 Ohio State Fair

This ewe has already developed into a stud ewe for us.
She has produced the following stud ram and ewes.
Her 2016 lambs are looking just as good!

Indy 1554
Dirlam 16 - 1560 RRNN
Pictured here at 7 months.
Sold privately to
Brayden Burbrink
Columbus, IN.
"Indy"
Grand Champion Ram
1st place Late
Spring Ram Lamb
2014 Indiana State Fair
Top Selling Ram
2015 Ohio Classic
Sold to Barnes,
Battle Run,
Bryant, Creamer, Isler, McCabe of Ohio!
Dirlam 1554
Reserve Champion Ewe
High Selling Sheep
2014 Shropshire Spectacular

 

 

 

 

 




Dirlam 1469 RR/NN
"WONDERBOY"

Sired by Trew 108 x Dirlam Ewe
DOB: 1.3.11
36" long and 204 lbs. on Show Day

1st Place Early Spring Ram Lamb
Reserve Champion Indiana Ram
2011 Indiana State Fair

 

 

 

 

Two of our 2011 Early Spring Ewe Lambs


Dirlam 1468
Rife's Duke X Dirlam 1423

 

 

 

 

Dirlam 1471
 Trew 108 X 3-D Ewe

 

 

 

 





Dirlam 1433
Sired by Trew 108 x City Limits Ewe

1st Place Class #3 Yearling Ewe
2010 Indiana State Fair

We also had the 2nd place and 3rd place Yearlings Ewes- Indiana Class # 1. All sired by Trew 108.


 

 


 

Dirlam 1449
Sired by Trew 108 x Dirlam Ewe


2nd Place Early Spring Ewe Lamb
2010 Indiana State Fair-Indiana Class

3rd Place January Ewe Lamb
2010 All American Junior Show, East Lansing

 

 

 

 

Matt setting legs on a Best Four Head class during the 2010 summer show season.

 

 

 

 




Dirlam 1433
Sired by Trew 108 x City Limits Ewe


1st Place Late Spring Ewe Lamb & Reserve Jr. Champion Member of 1st Place Pair of Ewe Lambs
2009 Indiana State Fair Junior Show

1st Place Late Spring Ewe Lamb
2009 Open Indiana Class

 

 


 



Dirlam 1381
Sired by our Rife Stud "Thunderheart" x Dirlam Ewe


1st Place Yearling Ewe and Senior Champion
2008 Indiana State Fair Junior Show

3rd Place Yearling Ewe
2008 NAILE Junior Show

 

 

Sires

Indy
Dirlam 1553 RRNN

Grand Champion Ram
1st place Late Spring Ram Lamb
2014 Indiana State Fair

Top Selling Ram
2015 Ohio Classic
Sold to Barnes, Battle Run,
Bryant, Creamer, Isler, McCabe of Ohio!

He is a unique blend of muscle, mass and balance.
We are breeding a select group of ewes to INDY
for March 2015 lambs.

 

 

 

Future Direction



Future Direction was the National Champion Ram at the 2011 NAILE for 3-D Sheep Company. Semen was purchased from Rick Adams and Mike Anderson for Artificial Insemination for a select set of ewes.

 

 

 

 

 


Dirlam 1469
Sired by Trew 108 x Dirlam Ewe
RRNN - DOB 1.3.11

Reserve Champion Indiana Ram at the 2011 Indiana State Fair as an early spring ram lamb, “Wonderboy” now stands 39 inches tall and 40 inches long as a yearling.  Many of our show lambs from 2012 were out of him, including the first place early spring ewe lamb at the Ohio State Fair, Dirlam 1492. 

 

 

 

 

Trew 108
Semen Available
RR

Champion Ram at the 2008 National Sale. Sired by Averys’ JUICE. “Tate” stands 40 inches tall and 41 inches long, with a wide top, square hip and deep leg. He has been a “game changer” for our flock.

This ram was recently sold to Dee Amick and Pete Chapman to lead their flock in Nettie, West Virginia.

We plan to continue the influence of this special ram through AI and have a limited amount of semen for sale.




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