Welcome to Russell Sheep Company LLC

Introducing our line-up of stud rams in current use. We are thrilled with the lamb crop they have produced in 2022


Reg. #669941

Grand Champion Ram 2021 Indiana State Fair, Jr. Reserve Champion 2021 Open NAILE

We knew from the time he was little that this ram was something special. He excels in his dimension of bone, base width, and muscularity. His lambs consistently have the same quality.

MacCauley5566 RR

Reg. # 674907

This ram caught our eye as he was named Res. Champion Suffolk Ram at the 2022 NAILE Jr. Show. Thank you Fair family for allowing us to bring this big, bold ram to our farm. We love his structure and muscularity and can't wait to see the lambs he will produce.


reg. # 679637 Twin born 12/27/22

Pictured at 7 months of age, we are excited to add this home-grown stud to our breeding program. He combines the best of our favorite dam and sire lines. Fast-growing, lots of bone, beautiful breed character!... Can't wait to see his lambs.


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USSA # 677189

This ram has just an extra shot of extension and breed character while having plenty of width and power. We loved him as a lamb, we love him as a ram, and we love the lambs he sires!

BarZel 2130 RR

When I saw this ram offered In Zelinsky’s spring 2021 sale, I just couldn’t resist. He is a driving machine that can put ‘the look’ into lambs produced for the show ring. Yes, he’s a fuzzy registered Suffolk – coming from a percentage line. But that’s just how you make things better, in our opinion. Big footed, beautifully fronted, wide from front to back…. He will see a special group of ewes this fall, and we can’t wait to see the outcome.

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We knew from the time he was born that he’d be a stud ram. Out of ‘Patriot” and one of our top ewes, he has a powerful pedigree. And what a look…. Big boned, three dimensional, great structure! As a lamb, he bred several ewes and produced an outstanding set of lambs – including three new studs


Duke is the product of our most reliable, productive ewe line. This fast growing february lamb sired quite a large group of impressive lambs at 6 months of age. He now makes his home in KY with the Phipps family.


Patriot offers us the potential for larger scaled, sturdy Suffolks. Born in 2019, he spent his first year with Blue Spruce Suffolks. We were able to get him back and in his first season, he produced an excellent lamb crop for us. Sired by a Kimm ram 17204, we are pleased to extend this genetic line.


This guy is the go-to for easy-keeping, gentle natured Suffolks that are built right from every angle. He is deep bodied, level topped, and wide from beginning to end. His genetics go far back into RSC pedigrees. This will be our third season to use him, and we have high expectations based on past results.


Selected to produce Suffolk Club lambs, we love this guy for his massive bone and body width. We sold his sire and dam to Everts Suffolks, they bred and produced this guy, and we were able to purchase him back to Russell Sheep Co. He will be put to use for the 2020 lamb crop.

"The Chief"

This son of “The Boss” serviced a group of ewes as a young ram with impressive results. He’s a moderate-sized Suffolk with a beautiful design, plenty thick and square. He’ll see some of our best ewes in the breeding pen.

“(Starvin’) Marvin”
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We purchased this new bloodline from Bob Kimm’s sale in 2017. A Kimm 14015 son, he brings a strong NSIP pedigree and an outstanding phenotype into our ewe base. His lambs excel in structure, three- dimensional expression, and strong Suffolk eye-appeal.

“Gold Rush”
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Here is a moderate sized, up-headed ram with an excellent pattern. He excels in hip and muscle shape. He was sired by Mint Gold Ranch 5316 and brings strong NSIP values in Carcass+/Pemd into our flock. His photo doesn’t lie and his lambs don’t disappoint.

“Curious George”
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We kept this RSC Top Gun offspring because he was out of one of our highest indexing NSIP ewes. However, we’ve grown to love this up-headed, extended, three dimensional ram. His first set of lambs are an impressive group. He has earned his keep!

“RSC Top Gun”
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When we crossed our BMW ram with a Renn-Vue ewe in 2014, we we hoping to get something exciting. Did we ever! RSC Top Gun and his twin sister entered our flock as a couple of our favorites. He is big, and bold. His offspring are the fastest growing, the heaviest gaining lambs in the flock. We could have sold him the day he stood second at NAILE, but we’re glad we didn’t.

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This ram was bred by Desparado to a strong RSC maternal line. He was leased out as a lamb, but we were fortunate to bring him back into our flock. He is stout from the ground up. Several of his sons and daughters have been sold as breeding and show stock. Here is a stud Suffolk to appreciate!

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We love the pedigree in this ram; RSC 15061, Roscoe, Slick Slack, Showtime… He is a well-balanced, muscular ram and produces powerful lambs with plenty of eye-appeal.

“Gold Digger”
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Here is a moderate sized ram with an extra shot of muscle and bone. His sire is Mint Gold Ranch 5316. We appreciate both his genotype and phenotype.

“Fat-Boy Slim”
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Wide as a tank, this ram is a 15061 son with Desparado on the dam side. He is a production stud with all the right attributes for making Suffolks that work.

Slack 4342 “Sparky”

This Slack bred ram is a Firestone son. We appreciate him for his structural correctness and his pedigree offers some exciting complements to our ewe base.

14019 “Roscoe”

 This is one of the rams we saved in the 2014 lamb crop, and we are sure glad we did!  He is #9 on the NSIP Proven sire list with a Carcass+ Index of 152.8!  His genetic heritage is a unique combination of McLaughlin/Griffin, Schminke, and Slack genetics.  His dam was one of our best show ewes.  We love his width, muscularity, and dimension.  His first set of lambs proved his value!


This is a Sparky son and we sure are excited to see what he does this year for us! He is a sound, good muscled, big ribbed sheep, with tremendous bone. He is going to be a very valuable piece of our breeding program for 2017.

15066 “Tank”

He lives up to his name. If you like big centered, easy keeping, low maintenance type of sheep then this is the line for you! He is a Desperado son, has solid NSIP numbers, and did a really nice job of covering ewes as a ram lamb. Simply put, he is a productive, practical Suffolk ram.


Roscoe son here. This ram combines the best of the production and show world. We are keeping two of his ram lambs back this year. He does a great job of stamping out square hips and big tops that are backed up with EBV/performance data! He will see a lot of ewes this fall.

5316 “Badger Bob”

This is a Mint Gold Ram that we purchased at the NSIP Center of The Nation Sale. He is a smaller scaled buck, but he has great EBV/carcass values and handles with a big top. He has also produced some really nice sons, so he should be a good fit into our flock and tie our numbers into NSIP.

JCJ OW1 “Desparado”

Added just in time for the 2014 breeding season, this is a ram we really appreciate. He was purchased from Bob Kimm and provides our link to NSIP. He is the epitome of a quality production Suffolk; massive width with structural integrity. His offspring excel in spring of rib and depth of body.

Slack 3172 “Cool Cat”

This Slack ram is a powerful, complete ram! He is moderate in size, and produces vigorous, high quality lambs with a lot of eye-appeal. He has proven to be a valuable breeding piece over the last couple of seasons.


BMW was the Reserve Grand Champion Suffolk Ram at the NAILE 2011 Jr. Show. Bred and raised here at home,he is a Showtime son and is packed with Bone, Muscle, and Width. We are extremely pleased with his lambs.

Slack "9460" RR/NN

We leased this ram from Tom for our 2013 lamb crop. He is a large outilned, bold ribbed sheep that has a really good skeleton for as much power and size as he brings to the table. We added a lot of his daughters to our flock!

"Triplestack" RR/NN

This registered Suffolk ram lamb came with the purchase of the Phil Hofman flock. A son of the 2008 Grand Champion Whether Sire at Sedalia, his top handled with a massive rack and a really long loin. To compliment this he had an very deep twist with a lot of stifle expression. He also stood with great base width in between his hind legs.  He sired some excellent ram lamb prospects for us.

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 addition from Tom Slack was quite an impressive registered Suffolk ram. Just like his name indicates he had a huge rack with a really square loin and hip...a ton of base width with an extremely trim front end.


"Showtime" RR/NN

This was a registered Suffolk ram that we purchased from Tom Slack in 2007. He combined length and power with plenty of bone. He was terrific at producing foundation ewes, and a large portion of our ewe base traces back to him.