Culham & Stevens Suffolks

Culham & Stevens Suffolks 59 years of breeding registered Suffolk sheep. NSIP member since 1989. Premier source of growth genetics for the suffolk breed.

We purchased this outstanding prospect in the NSIP Terminal Online sale from the Peth Family of Ohio. This twin March la...
07/25/2020

We purchased this outstanding prospect in the NSIP Terminal Online sale from the Peth Family of Ohio. This twin March lamb has PWW of +10.4 and had an actual weight of 186 pounds at 119 days of age. Sired by a son of Culham & Stevens 1287 out of a daughter of Culham & Stevens 1219.

Congratulations and thank you to Toni Miller for starting her NSIP Suffolk by selecting 4 ewe lambs from our keeper pen!
07/22/2020

Congratulations and thank you to Toni Miller for starting her NSIP Suffolk by selecting 4 ewe lambs from our keeper pen!

Ram lambs at breakfast on a cool morning.
07/20/2020

Ram lambs at breakfast on a cool morning.

Sheared the ewe lambs!
07/14/2020

Sheared the ewe lambs!

All of our buyers were repeat buyers! Thanks for you continued confidence.
07/10/2020

All of our buyers were repeat buyers! Thanks for you continued confidence.

Yearling Rams at breakfast time!
06/23/2020

Yearling Rams at breakfast time!

NSIP Marketplace
06/18/2020

NSIP Marketplace

NSIP Sale Schedule Finalized

The NSIP board of directors has decided to transition the Center of the Nation NSIP Sale to an online-only format. The sale will be called the NSIP Online Sale. The old Center of the Nation Sale name is being reserved for the live event which will happen again in 2021.

To help facilitate the transport of rams and still allow buyers to begin breeding season on time, the sale has been moved up on the schedule and combined with the July 8 online-only sale. Therefore, the finalized sale schedule will be to offer one online sale that will be held over 3 days, July 8-10.

Given the large volume of rams typically offered in Spencer, the sale has been broken up into 3 days for ease of the buyers. The sale will begin with Polypays on July 8, all terminal sires will be offered July 9 and all other breeds will sell on July 10.

Premier 1 Supplies is sponsoring the educational session for the sale which will be held as a webinar on July 7. Dr. Dan Morrical will discuss how to use EBV's to increase production and profitability. There will also be instruction on how to bid online.

The consignment deadline will be July 1 for the sale. Immediately following the sale, NSIP will distribute a full sale report with contact information for all buyers and sellers to help coordinate transportation for animals sold.

We realize adopting a new format for this year is challenging for all involved. It is our goal to offer genetics from NSIP flocks across the country. This is more important now than ever, as we navigate these unprecedented times in the sheep industry.

YEARLING RAMS SHORN AND NOW AVAILABLE!
06/11/2020

YEARLING RAMS SHORN AND NOW AVAILABLE!

06/05/2020
January group scanned yesterday. Expect data back late next week!
05/30/2020

January group scanned yesterday. Expect data back late next week!

Culham & Stevens 1436DOB: 1/14/20Sire: Blonquist 1807Dam: Culham & Stevens 1242WW: 5.6   PWW: 10.8  EMD: 0.2  FAT: -3.0 ...
05/06/2020

Culham & Stevens 1436
DOB: 1/14/20
Sire: Blonquist 1807
Dam: Culham & Stevens 1242
WW: 5.6 PWW: 10.8 EMD: 0.2 FAT: -3.0 CARC+: 165

Janaury lambs are starting to get big!
04/27/2020

Janaury lambs are starting to get big!

Carol reported that this lamb weaned weighing 137 lbs, at 80 days of age!
04/21/2020

Carol reported that this lamb weaned weighing 137 lbs, at 80 days of age!

Wow! Congratulations to Heupel Farms of Colorado for this exciting young stud prospect. He is sired by Culham & Stevens 1345 purchased from us at last year's Center of the Nation NSIP sale. It is always gratifying to see a customer rewarded for their faith in our breeding program.

Wow! Congratulations to Heupel Farms of Colorado for this exciting young stud prospect. He is sired by Culham & Stevens ...
03/25/2020

Wow! Congratulations to Heupel Farms of Colorado for this exciting young stud prospect. He is sired by Culham & Stevens 1345 purchased from us at last year's Center of the Nation NSIP sale. It is always gratifying to see a customer rewarded for their faith in our breeding program.

Breakfast is served!
03/25/2020

Breakfast is served!

First group of lambs weaned just over 60 days of age. Should have the first round of EBVS back just after the first of n...
03/18/2020

First group of lambs weaned just over 60 days of age. Should have the first round of EBVS back just after the first of next month.

A rare event this time of year in Michigan. Morning sun shining on the creep feeder!
03/07/2020

A rare event this time of year in Michigan. Morning sun shining on the creep feeder!

Culham & Stevens 1287 son out of a Dry Sandy D50 daughter. In a few weeks he will be weaned and we will start having num...
03/04/2020

Culham & Stevens 1287 son out of a Dry Sandy D50 daughter. In a few weeks he will be weaned and we will start having numbers available to meet you ram selection goals!

Winter is back. Time to go to the ASI convention in Arizona!
01/20/2020

Winter is back. Time to go to the ASI convention in Arizona!

Happiness is: A fresh round bale!
12/23/2019

Happiness is: A fresh round bale!

Culham & Stevens Suffolks
11/17/2019

Culham & Stevens Suffolks

Ram lambs on feed. Contact now early for 2020 yearlings. AVG WW EBV: 5.1 PWW EBV: 10.0 Carcass Plus Index 150. Fourteen will be available.

Ram lambs on feed. Contact now early for 2020 yearlings. AVG WW EBV: 5.1      PWW EBV: 10.0   Carcass Plus Index 150. Fo...
11/17/2019

Ram lambs on feed. Contact now early for 2020 yearlings. AVG WW EBV: 5.1 PWW EBV: 10.0 Carcass Plus Index 150. Fourteen will be available.

Get the Culham & Stevens Genetic Edge!We hope to have a truck headed west in few weeks that still has some room. We can ...
09/25/2019

Get the Culham & Stevens Genetic Edge!

We hope to have a truck headed west in few weeks that still has some room. We can deliver rams that average 5.1 for weaning weight, 10.0 for Post weaning weight, and 150 for Carcass plus index. Contact us for more info.

Article I penned in the April 1990 Suffolk Banner. Reprinted in the August 2019 issue!
08/23/2019

Article I penned in the April 1990 Suffolk Banner. Reprinted in the August 2019 issue!

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48892

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About our flock

The Culham & Stevens flock was established in 1961 with the first lambs registered in 1962. A partnership was formed in 1984 between Alan Culham & Morrie Stevens that remains in existence to this day. In 1988 the flock enrolled in the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) and currently has had over 2,400 head with genetic evaluations. With growth rate being a primary selection criterion the Culham and Stevens flock has emerged as the premier source for Suffolk growth genetics in the world. Just to support that claim Culham & Stevens 5BR155 sired in 2008 the unchallenged world’s fastest growing sheep at Michigan State University, MSU 8130 a ram lamb, had and actual 120 day weight of 203.5 pounds. The 2019 Culham & Stevens lambcrop had an average post weaning (120 day) estimated breeding value (EBV) of 10.8 kg (23.8 lbs.). Included in this group were the 16 of the top 20 individuals of the entire NSIP Suffolk breed lambcrop of 2019 (nearly 1500 head recorded). Additionally Culham & Stevens has maintained a positive genetic trend for eye muscle depth (EMD) while eliminating the gene for Spider Lamb Syndrome as well as obtaining an almost exclusive RR scrapie genotype at codon 171.

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