We caught up with the breeder of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2022 American Royal. We invite you to read our candid interview with Impact Hamps below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”
Tell us about the breeding/genetics/pedigree of your champion:
Tag Team x Sicario
Full brother to Hayden’s grand at San Antonio in 21
If you could add anything to your operation, what would it be?
More of everything: pasture, barn space, sheep, cows, time, labor etc
Over the last several years the use of Fresh and Frozen Semen AI, as well as flushing has evolved. How does your flock utilize AI/Flushing and if so, how has it affected your flock?
We do 1 ai and 1 flush a year (15-17) ewes. We like to hope and think has helped us progress.
Do you have a job besides raising sheep, if so what?
Calvin-Full time on the farm
Do you have a set time you like to have chores done by?
Do you have a routine while choring, if so what is it?
Depends on the time of year.
What do you think has impacted the sheep industry the most within the past 10 years?
Social media and online sales
You have a week to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Brian-Somewhere with a beach
Calvin-Not much of a traveler