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)

FARM VISITS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

~ FOR SALE ~
Announcing:
Due to Teaching demands I am offering nearly 1/2 of the Wedel Southdown operation!
This is a great opportunity to pick up some consistent high quality genetics.
1/2 of the lambs will be weaned shortly. Call for details: Dennis 620-747-0853


FOR SALE:
12 Yearling Ewes
30 Brood Ewes
Most of 2014 Lamb Crop

2014 lambs are almost ready! Check them out!

Keep watching for updated photos, more to come

~ College Visits ~

College Livestock Judging Teams Visit Wedel Southdowns

Recent College Visitors to the Farm:

University of Nebraska
Kansas State University
Hutchinson Community College
Butler Community College
San Angelo (TX)

Thanks to all livestock teams working out at Wedel Southdowns!
Good luck to ALL at the contests!

 


~ WINNERS ~

NEWS FLASH!!

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!

 

{ Photo Coming Soon! }

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

 

~ RAMS ~

Stud Rams 


Maddox 1053 "Sam"

Thanks to JJ for allowing Wedel Southdowns to purchase 1/2 interest! Look for his lambs in 2014!





Maddox 12102

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


Junge 1103

RR/NN/HLF
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!



Our stud ram battery includes:


B & B Howard 0059-10

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


Cornett 236

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

This one packs a Punch!!

 

 

Wedel 3024 QR+ ( HLF Parents)
Sire: Cornett 236
Dam: Wedel 1133

Co-owned with Melissa Severin

 

~~Reference Sires~~

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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~ Recent Customers ~

Recent Customers!

California
McCorkle Family

Colorado
Ricky Gallegos
Laber Livestock

Connecticut
NJH

Florida
Cassidy Hasting

Illinois
J Kull

Indiana
Amy Mrozinski
Padgett Family
Burns Family
Maroska Family

Kansas
Harris Club Lambs
Katie Gillmore
Joseph Smith Family
Elliot, Allison, and Shelby Smith

Chad Wilson
Trenton Goering
Taylor Goering
Jake Nikkel
Ben Nikkel
Ethan Fowler

Shelby Miller
Michael McKinney
Janae McKinney
Katlyn Galloway
Clay Eckert
Sarah Fischer
Grace Zongker
Jose Gloria

Michigan
Dusty Rincker

Missouri
Bill Abell III
Ashtyn Anderson
Eckler Acres

Minnesota
Benton Creek Farms
Jim Nesseth
Tony Herrera Family

Nebraska
Bauer Family Southdowns
Neil Onnen
Rising Son
Matt Hammer & Glen Anderson


New Mexico

Michayla Haden

Ohio
Carroll Baird

Oklahoma
David Leu
Dwayne & Melissa Severin
Colt & Jennifer Shaw
Josh McDonald
Eaton Family
Cade Severin
JJ Maddox

Oregon
Fred Wutzske

Tennessee
Cory Wright

Texas
Bubba Keyes Family
Randy Kelder
Buddy Elledge Family
Gordon Drennan
Kris Ede
Russell Hevenor
Ray Hindman
Michael Clayman
Mike Finch
Wes Sanders
Zane Bone
West Southdowns

South Dakota
JEM Stone
Robert Peterson Family
Hanna Peterson
Ryan Miller Family



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1774 Arrowhead Road Moundridge, Kansas - 67107  |  620/345-2881

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