Raising Purebred Southdowns Since 1958!
Got Ewes?  We Do!

~ Mission ~

   Our mission at Wedel Southdowns is to raise high quality market lambs & breeding sheep at affordable prices. Ronald Wedel (Dad) began raising Southdowns in 1958. He was able to accumulate a prestigious show record by seeking consistent genetics and ideal breed character. However, he was especially proud of the fact that he was able to help several young Southdown breeders get started in the business. Dad always taught us winning was nice but they had to be low maintenance to live on the farm. Our Southdowns are easy keepers and pass their traits on to the next generation. Southdown breeders who choose Wedel Southdowns can expect big tops, plenty of length and adequate frame size to compete at the shows. At the same time our sheep will be easy to maintain on the farm. We look forward to helping you find the right Southdown to meet your needs!

     -Dennis Wedel

~DNA History~

The Wedel Flock started in 1958. Dad imported stud rams from New Zealand to improve size and quality. This New Zealand influence was an incredible success not only for us but many of our customers. We have always selected for length, muscle, and good Southdown breed type. When the Spider problem in the Southdowns began in the 1990's, we tested our rams. We were fortunate to always have NN results. We have continued to only use NN rams since.

When the Scrapie problem crept into the Southdowns a few years ago, we were proactive in testing our rams. Now we have decided that testing our ewe flock was important in maintaing high quality for our customers. We have used all Genotypes but now are striving to raise only QR and RR lambs. Below is a percentage breakdown of the Codon 171 testing we have undertaken the past 5 years. We thank all of our customers who have selected our sheep for their length, muscle, and breed type. Now we will strive to bring potential customers those traits along with QR, RR, and NN sheep. Wedel Southdowns now is also testing for Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED) otherwise known as Hairy Lamb. We have tested nearly every ewe in the flock along with the stud rams. Our results are very encouraging. EDF means Hairy Lamb Free. Our results for all these DNA tests are found below. If you have any questions about our testing methods for the DNA of our flock please ask.

Wedel Ewe Flock
Over 86% QR or RR
Over 44% RR
Over 89% EDF (Hairy Lamb Free)





10 Keeper Ewe Lambs

8 are RR/NN/EDF 
2 are QR/NN/EDF
Sires:  are Maddox 6132, Wedel 6011, Forsee 323 
Price  $600 
Call Dennis for specifics  620-747-0853


Thanks to all of my 2019 Customers to date
(Repeat Customers **)

Weber Family, CO
Todd Forrest, OK
Scott Fischer, KS **
Sarah Greer, NE
David Walter, KS **
Sara Tvedt, WI
Taylor Livestock, NE
Mark Stansbury, KS **
Nick Fowler, OH
Philip Passet, OH
Nold Family, SD **
JJ Maddox, OK **
Kevin Harrman, IA **
Al Weber, IN **
Dean Family, KS
Gentry Regier, KS **



Congratulations Nold Family, SD
2019 Res. Ch Southdown Nebraska State Fair Junior Show
Bred by Nold Family (Sired by Wedel 8016)

Congratulations Nold Family, SD
2019 Champion Southdown Ewe South Dakota State Fair Junior Show
Bred by Nold Family (Sired by Wedel 8016)

Congratulations Stansbury Family, KS
2019 1st Place Spring Ram Lamb Ks State Fair Open Show
Bred by Wedel (Sired by Wedel 6011)

Congratulations Zeilinger Family, NE
2nd Speckly Nebraska State Fair FFA Division
Bred by Zeilinger Family (Dam: Wedel 7006)

Congratulations to the Orndorff-Hanning Family 
2nd Place Yearling Ram 
2019 Ohio State Fair Open Show

Congratulations to Ephraim Fowler
2nd Place Feb. Ewe Lamb
2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Show

2019 National Southdown Sale
Lot 926
Wedel 19-9031
2nd Even Yearling Ewe
Sold to Walter Farm for $3400 (High Selling Southdown)

2019 National Southdown Sale
Lot 927
Wedel 19-9062
3rd Odd Yearling Ewe
Sold to Walter Farm for $2400

Congratulations Gentry Regier!
2017 Res. Supreme Ch. Ewe McPherson County 4-H Fair
Sired by Forsee 309 X Wedel 7045 daughter

2017 Grand Champion ewe MWSRS
bred by Maddox Southdowns
Dam: Wedel 1021

(check out deal on ewe lambs on for sale page)

Congrats to Greene Club Lambs for breeding
2017 3rd Place at San Antonio
SIred by Wedel 5072!

Congrats Katelynn Groves
2016 Arizona State Fair
1st Place Spring Ewe Lamb
Wedel Lamb purchased last Summer!

2016 Champion Ram Ohio State Fair
Congratulations to Maddox Southdowns for breeding him.
Sire: Home Brew
Dam: Wedel 1139
Comments: JJ purchased a group of 10 aged ewes in 2014. This one's mother came out of that group. I am pleased to see that they worked out so well!

Congratulations Janae McKinnney
2015 McPherson County 4-H Fair
Supreme Champion Breeding Ewe


Congratulations Janae McKinney
2015 McPherson County 4-H Fair
Res Gr. Champion Market Lamb

Congratulations Katlyn Galloway
2015 Reno County Fair
Champion All Other Breeds
(4th Overall Champion)


Supreme Champion Breeding Ewe
2014 McPherson Co. 4-H Fair
Shown by Taylor Goering
Bred by Wedel Southdowns

Res Supreme Ch. Breeding Ewe
2014 McPherson Co. 4-H Fair
Shown by Michael McKinney
Bred by Wedel Southdowns


Reserve Champion Market Lamb
2014 McPherson Co. 4-H Fair
Shown by Taylor Goering
Bred by Wedel Southdowns

Reserve Supreme Champion
Breeding Ewe
2014 Reno County Fair
Shown by Katlyn Galloway
Bred by Wedel Southdowns

Supreme Champion Breeding Ewe
2014 Reno County Fair
Shown by Katlyn Galloway
Bred by A&M Ranch


2013 1st Place Ewe Lamb
KS St Fair, Res Ch KJLS
Shown by Ethan Fowler
Bred by Wedel Southdowns
Sired by Howard 59
2013 Ch Southdown
KS St Fair
2013 Res Ch Overall Reg. Breeding Ewe Ks St Fair
2013 4th Overall Ewes (175 head shown!)
Shown by Janae McKinney
Bred by Wedel Southdowns
2013 1st place light wt Southdown Mkt Lamb KS State Fair
Shown by Katlyn Galloway
Bred by Wedel Southdowns
Sired by Junge Southdowns


2013 1st and 2nd place yearling ewe KJLS

1st place shown by Shelby Miller
Bred by Wedel

2nd place shown by Taylor Goering
Bred by Maddox

Congratulations Katlynn Galloway
2013 Reno Co. Fair
Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ewe Overall Breeds

Congratulations Janae McKinney
2013 McPherson Co. 4-H Fair 
Grand Champion Breeding Ewe
Judge: Daren Hibdon


Congratulations Taylor Goering
2013 McPherson Co. 4-H Fair
Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe
Ewe Bred by JJ Maddox
Judge: Daren Hibdon

Congratulations Ethan Fowler!
2013 Res. Gr. Ch. Market Lamb McPherson Co. 4-H Fair
(First time Southdown has earned honor in over 40 years!)

Congratulations Ryan Miller Family!
Exhibited 2nd Place March Ram Lamb NAILE (Open Show)
Sire: Wedel 9029
Dam: Wedel 8014 (Dam sold as bred ewe)
Selling good ones before they are even born!


Congratulations! Ethan Fowler
2012 Reserve Ch. Southdown Ks State Fair Jr. Show
2012 Reserve Ch. Southdown Ks Jr Livestock Show
Lamb bred by: Kirby Southdowns (Thanks Dr. Kirby!)
Nice addition to the Wedel flock!

2012 McPherson County 4-H Fair
Southdown Yearling Ewe Class
(Group placed by Wedel Southdowns)
Supreme and Res Supreme Ewe (Wedel Bred)
Congratulations Ethan, Taylor, Trenton, and Jose!
Good Luck at State Fair & KJLS!

Congratulations Hunter Miller!
1st Place Late March Ewe Lamb
All American Junior Show
National Junior Southdown Show
(Dam:  Wedel 7035 sold as bred ewe)
Wedel Customers win!


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2012 Nueces County Fair, Texas
Champion Southdown Wether

NSLS 10029 Undefeated in class 2010 and 2011
2010 Champion Ks St Fair Jr Show & KJLS
2011 Res. Ch. Ks St Fair Jr Show & KJLS & McPherson Co 4-H Fair Sup. Ch.
2011 KJLS Top 3 yearlings retained in our flock!
Thanks to Goering, Nikkel, and Fowler families for choosing Wedel Southdowns!

Congratulations JJ Maddox bred 2011 Tulsa Champion
Sired by Wedel 8035!


Congratulations Tenise!
2010 Supreme Ch. Ewe McPherson County 4-H Fair
Good Luck at the KS. State Fair & KJLS
Breeder: Oldenburg 9114

2010 Reserve Champion
 Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show at Kerrville, Texas
 Congratulations Kevin Ede!

2009 Champion Southdown Ks. St. Fair Jr. Show
Shown by Sarah Jamison
Bred by Kashen Nelson
Dam is Wedel Ewe! Res SD bred the same way!
Wedel Ewes Breed On


Champion Southdown
2009 Ks. Jr. Livestock Show
Also Congratulations to Harris Club Lambs, breeder of the Res.
Grand Dam, Wedel Ewe.

1st Place Light Weight Houston 2008
Congratulations Ray Frizzell!

Champion Southdown SouthWest District
Grand Champion Market Lamb

Caddo County Spring Show

Congratulations Delaney Sharry for winning
with this Wedel lamb!


Reserve Supreme Champion Registered Breeding Ewe
Champion Southdown Ewe

2007 Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Congratulations Tenise!

2007 Fort Worth Res. Champion
We also bred 3rd heavy at Houston and several high placing lambs at Kerrville and county shows in Texas. Also 3rd heavy at Oklahoma City!

Reserve Champion Southdown
2006 San Antonio

Congratulations Kayley Wall!


Supreme Champion Ewe Over All Breeds
Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Congratulations to Tenise, showing a WEDEL ewe. This is the fourth Wedel Southdown to win Supreme Champion in Kansas in the last four years.

2004 Fort Worth Champion, 1st Heavy Weight
Congratulations Kris Ede

Also 5th and 7th Heavy Weight


~ Updated 2018 Customers/2018 Stud Rams ~

Willwerth 2141 TW  RR/NN/EDF

Sire: Willwerth 2018 TW
Dam Willwerth 534  TW
Comments:  2019 High Selling Ram at Big Ohio Sale 

Maddox 6132 RR/NN/EDF

Sire: Home Brew

Forsee R14-323 RR/NN/EDF

Sire: Man O' War

Wedel 16-6011 RR/EDF/NN

Sire: Home Brew

Dam: Wedel 13-3017
(2014 Supreme Ewe McPherson County 4-H Fair)

Bullington 1847

Bullington 1847 RR/NN/EDF
Sire:  Limitless Hired Hand
Dam: Robinson 1246R

~~Reference Sires~~

Forsee 13-077 RR/EDF/NN

Sire: Forsee R12-100

Comments: "77" has sired the likes of Icon, 309, and 2016 Sedalia Champion also pictured!

Forsee 14-309 RR/NN/EDF

Forsee R14-251 RR/NN/EDF

Maddox 1053 QR/NN/EDF

Half Interest with JJ Maddox

Wedel 4029 QR/NN/EDF

Sire: Maddox 1053 "Sam"
Dam: Wedel 1050

Just the right combination of power and pretty! Watch for his lambs in 2015!

Maddox 12102 Powerhouse RR/NN/EDF

High Selling Southdown 2012 National Sale
High Selling Southdown $8000
2012 National Southdown Sale
Muscle-Bone-Rib Shape-Breed Type- 
He has it all!  Check out his babies in 2013!

B & B Howard 0059-10

He is sure to add profile to our "power"ful ewe flock

Junge Ram 1103 RR/NN/EDF

Power-Length-Wide Base-Structural Correctness
Thanks to the Junge family for allowing me to purchase him!
Yet another reason to visit Wedel farm in 2013!

Cornett Ram 236 QR/NN/EDF

Sire: Wedel 3004 "Scar"
Dam: Jennings 02-466

This one packs a Punch!!

Wedel 9029 QR

Sire: Forsee R07-032 RR/NN
Dam: Wedel 6061 Res Supreme Ch KJLS 2007

Forsee R07-032 RR/NN/HLF

Sold Michayla Haden, NM

Wedel 7045 QR

Wedel 7045 QR
Built with a great top and rear
Dam is my best ewe!

Cole 314 RR/NN

He is 37" long and powerfully made.
Thanks to Gale and Jami for allowing me to purchase him.
Ask us about his lambs in 2010

Cole 2065 QR/NN

A Southdown that always produced the right kind! Southdown Breed will miss him!

Schulz 738

(RR-NN Stud)
Powerful Proven Stud Ram



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