Rideau Arcott

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The Rideau Arcott was originally a research breed selected for their lambing rate. The Arcott breeding program began at Agriculture Canada's Animal Research Centre in Ottawa.

Finnish Landrace, Southdown, East Friesian, Suffolk, Leicester, North Country Cheviot, Romnelet, Dorset Horn, Shropshire and lle-de-France were the dominant animals used in the creation of the three Arcott breeds:
Canadian, Outaouasis and Rideau. By 1972, the introduction of new genetics to the bloodlines was stopped and the flock was quarantined for two years. In 1974 the flock was spilt into two groups and an accelerated lambing program was put in place. In 1980, a disease free Arcott flock was created and by 1982 all three Arcotts were recognized as distinct breeds.

The 8 month production cycle of the Rideau Arcott as weel as its propensity for having triplets, quickly caught the eye of Canadian sheep farmers.

The breed's genetic mix is 40% Finnish Landrace, 20% Suffolk, 14% East Friesian, 9% Shropshire and 8% Dorset Horn. The remanining 9% consists of Border Leicester, North Country Cheviot, Romnelet and Corriedale.


Medicine Ridge 19N
MRFA 19P (CAN) 599375
DOB March 10, 2003 Twin (AI)
Genovis EPDs
Maternal EPD +7.03 (94%)
Growth EPD +3.40 (96%)
Average Daily Gain 0.597kg/day

Owners: Ian and Deb Clark
Medicine Ridge Farm, Bentley AB
Email: iandebc@telus.net
website: www.medicineridgefarm.com

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MEDICINE RIDGE 53M (LEFT) & MEDICINE RIDGE 15P (RIGHT)

Medicine Ridge 53M
MRFA 53M (CAN) 600212

Owners: Ian & Deb Clark
Medicine Ridge Farm, Bentley AB
Email: iandebc@telus.net
website: www.medicineridgefarm.com

 

 

 

  MEDICINE RIDGE 67B
  MEDICINE RIDGE 3D
  RIDEAU ARC 728X
S:MEDICINE RIDGE 177G
  MEDICINE RIDGE 44A
  MEDICINE RIDGE 96B
  MEDICINE RIDGE 88A
  RIDEAU ARC 272X
  RIDEAU ARC 62Y
  RIDEAU ARC 729X
D:MEDICINE RIDGE 25E
  RIDEAU ARC 242X
  RIDEAU ARC 108Y
  RIDEAU ARC 38U

Medicine Ridge 15P
MRFA 15P (CAN) 607610

Owners: Ian & Deb Clark
Medicine Ridge Farm, Bentley AB
Email: iandebc@telus.net
website: www.medicineridgefarm.com

  MEDICINE RIDGE 60D
  MEDICINE RIDGE 34F
  MEDICINE RIDGE 96B
S:MEDICINE RIDGE 6K
  MEDICINE RIDGE 51D
  MEDICINE RIDGE 107H
  MEDICINE RIDGE 146G
  RIDEAU ARC 272X
  EDEN LANE LAD 704H
  RIDEAU ARC 729X
D:MEDICINE RIDGE 13N
  RIDEAU ARC 242X
  MEDICINE RIDGE 48H
  MEDICINE RIDGE 7D

 

 

Medicine Ridge 37N
MRFA 37N (CAN) 618628 QUAD MARCH 13 2003

Owners: Ian & Deb Clark
Medicine Ridge Farm, Bentley AB
Email: iandebc@telus.net
Website: www.medicineridgefarm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  RIDEAU ARC 18Y
  EDEN LANE LAD 778E
  EDEN LANE LASS 420C
S:EDEN LANE LAD 704H
  RIDEAU ARC 187W
  BRAMBLE HILL 25Z
  RIDEAU ARC 186U
  MEDICINE RIDGE 138A
  MEDICINE RIDGE 51D
  MEDICINE RIDGE 174B
D:MEDICINE RIDGE 34H
  MEDICINE RIDGE 104A
  MEDICINE RIDGE 3E
  MEDICINE RIDGE 73B