Mike, Carrie, Jason & Kyle Caskey, Holland, Minnesota 507-347-3229
 

 

Hampshires
 
 

Our basic philosophy in raising Hampshires is to produce...

 
  • Big framed, fast growing, thick-made Hampshire sheep. We expect our rams to weigh 140 lbs or more at 120 days of age.

  • Structurally correct rams and ewes.

  • Ewes that are easy keeping, long lived, twin and milk heavy.

  • Sheep that have eye appeal, style and breed character.

  • Genetics that are spider free and scrapie resistant.

Our 2020 lambs are sired by...

 
 
Encore RR
Sire: Gold Edition RR
Dam: Koehler 1343 RR


Encore's pedigree reads like a Who's Who of our elite stud rams and ewes this past decade! Rams include Prairie Gold, Prairie Pride, Charlie's Pride, Final Edition, Aftershock, Shockwave, Rare Rendition, Bailout, plus two of our all-time great ewes 5270 and 1053, who are in his pedigree twice.

Encore was the Champion Hampshire and Supreme Champion Ram at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair the only time we showed him. Since then, he has been far too valuable for us in the breeding pen than in the show ring. He has developed into a very large, massive ram that is easy keeping. He has sired many of our top selling ewe lambs and yearling ewes the past two years, in addition to producing some of our top stud prospects.
   
Contender RR
Sire: BMW RR
Dam: Caskey 1246 RR


Another very valuable piece in our breeding program! We showed this ram one time and he placed third in the March ram lamb class at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. The judge referred to him as a real contender for winning the class, so we thought Contender was the perfect name for him. He is a large ram that is exceptionally level topped, plus big boned, wooly headed and massive made. His pedigree takes us deep into the Taylor Made line we have been working to keep alive in our breeding program. Sires in his studbook are Taylor Made, Fusion, Distinction, BMW, Custom Built, Bailout, Rare Rejection, Reload, Benchwarmer, Hot Shock, and Image. His mother is a daughter of another of our all-time elite stud ewes 7377, who brings in Boomerang and Schlichter BB-1.

His first lamb crop was absolutely remarkable producing two top stud prospects including Swagger, the Supreme Champion Ram at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. He also sired several of our good ewe lambs including our high selling February ewe lamb in the 2019 National Hampshire Sale. We are retaining many daughters for our breeding program.
   
Fearless RR
Sire: Encore
Dam: Caskey 6441 RR


Fearless is an impressive ram that combines size, structural correctness, bone, and style in one package. He was the Reserve Champion Ram as a ram lamb at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. We would have loved to show him again as a yearling, but some rams have way too much value in the breeding pen to pull them out to show! As you read his sires pedigree above, you will note that what makes him even more special to us is his mother is sired by Inception, our 2014 Reserve National Champion Ram, and is out of our reputable Lucky 7 ewe family.
   
Big Buck RR
Sire: Encore
Dam: 5551 RR


You cannot make a ram much bigger than this ram and still have them great structured and sound moving as Big Buck! He was the fourth place February ram lamb at the 2018 National Show in Louisville.

His mother is a monster of a ewe that we showed in 2016. She is sired by Final Edition and is out of a Prairie Gold daughter. His pedigree is so full of Final Edition, Prairie Gold and Aftershock that there is only room for a Koehler ewe on his sires side and a Lucky 7 daughter on his dams side. Inbred just enough to explode as a formidable sire in our flock!
   
Caskey 8459 RR
Sire: Cornerstone
Dam: Caskey 2619 RR


8459 is a super correct, ultra sound, well balanced ram that has lots of wool, style, and eye appeal. He comes with an interesting pedigree that's a bit different from our other rams as it includes Wheaton, Gordeneer, Remedy, Sixteen, Fusion, Feller, Hummer, Hot Stuff, New Era, and Reload in it. We used him as a ram lamb and have a very stylish set of late born lambs out of him that we are really excited to watch develop!
   

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Phone: 507-347-3229

Holland, Minnesota (8 Miles NE of Pipestone)