Ile de France are a
Triple Purpose Breed of Sheep

Selected for:
• growth rate • carcass quality
• maternal instinct
• a-seasonality • wool quality


Ile de France were developed in the 1830s and was first registered in 1892. Since 1933, they have been performance tested and started their own test station in 1972. It is the dominant breed in France and has been exported to more than 30 countries. Importation to Canada of embryos and semen from donors with high performance indeces for terminal and maternal characteristics commenced in 1995.

Ile de France have been selected for 2 primary purposes:
(1) As a terminal sire to produce vigorous, hardy, fast growing lambs, yielding carcasses which grade well and demonstrate superior muscling of the loin and leg. They perform well on grain rations, and are particularly successful when raised on pasture. They finish at a variety of weights between 35 & 65kg.
(2) As an improver for crossbreeding with maternal breeds in commercial flocks. They add hardiness, longevity, feed conversion, out of season breeding ability and an excellent flocking instinct. They are valued for their survival instincts as adults and as new born lambs with heavily insulated birth coats. Their high wool quality is an asset when crossed with range breeds.

Body weight Rams: 100 - 150kg.
Ewes: 85 - 95kg.
Average weight gain: 400gm/day (0.88lbs)
Fleece: Fine, clean 23-29 microns Weight: 5-6kg. Staple length 8-10cm.
Percentage: 180%


8 MONTH OLD
ILE de FRANCE RAM LAMB


ILE de FRANCE CARCASS


ILE de FRANCE EWE WITH HER 2 PUREBRED LAMBS

HOME | ABOUT US | SUPERIOR GENETICS | CHAROLLAIS | ILE DE FRANCE | CANADIAN | RIDEAU | NEWS | CONTACT

Medicine Ridge Farm website: www.medicineridgefarm.com
email: iandebc@telusplanet.net
Phone: (403) 748-2624 • Fax: (403) 748-2667

Ian & Deb Clark, Box 491, Bentley, Alberta, Canada, T0C 0J0