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Hill Country Show Lambs has been in existence fsince 1975 and began when Rodney Yates' older daughter purchased 30 head of Suffolk/Hamp Kansas State ewe lambs. A Mortimer ram was purchased and Pennie began her 4 H flock. With the help of then,County Agent John Menzies, a small number of Mysterik ewes were also purchased.

A partnership was formed in 1973 with the initial purpose in mind of raising Champions for the 3 Yates children. The Hill Country flock grew from 125 head of ewes to over 900 ewes by 1990.

About the time major stock shows started slick shearing show lambs and breeding sheep, Hill Country went to the top; because of their structure, muscle, and thin hide. The George Anise bloodlines out of Canada was a major contributing factor in achieving these characteristics.

In the early 80's Hill County purchased a Clifford Graff flock out of Adams, Nebraska, in which the total foundation flock was Anise bloodlines. During this same period of time for approximately 8 to 10 years the joint venture projects between the Bob Fields Family and Hill Country Suffolks gave the Suffolk industry a totally new look.

In 1990 a long lasting partnership was dissolved and the Yates Family decided to go a different direction. Over the next 6 years, piece by piece, concentrating on structure and correctness, full wide loins and level hips the Hampshire influence helped the puzzle begin to take shape. Today, with the help of a group of great feeders and friends, we have a winning combination. 

Our goal now is to continue to produce not only Champions in the junior show ring, but also to raise some of the better breeding stock available today.
We recently purchased this new ranch approximately 8 miles off of 1H 10 West out of Comfort ,with all new facilities. We almost have everything completed. Visitors are always Welcome! 

 

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