Case Study: Brimms

Angus Brims, 23, runs a new flock of Pedigree Suffolks at Thuster, Caithness.

“The tested disease free status of Essie Suffolks, especially tested clear of CLA, was an important factor in deciding to buy a stock ram, Essie Usain, last year. This builds on a previous purchase of Essie gimmers to expand my flock. This year’s lambs are growing well and showing a lot of potential. I am hoping to continue my show success – Reserve Champion last year.”

His parents, John and Margaret Brims run 500 Mule and Mule cross Texel ewes at Thuster Mains, alongside 140 suckler cows and 160 acres of cereals.

“We find the Suffolk sire leaves lambs that are the quickest to finish at heavier weights than other breeds we have tried. To this end our first choice has been Essie Suffolks because we can see their performance figures, we know how they are reared, they last well and their disease free status is vitally important.”