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Welcome to Bechman Family Southdowns


We started raising sheep in 2000 for Ann and John to show in 4-H. Our flock is heavily influcenced by Forsee Southdowns, A&M Ranch and MB Genetics. Our goal has been to raise good kids, help others first, and raise good sheep in the process.

We are located near West Lafayette, IN, about 10 miles west of Purdue University. We live on 37 acres and are currently running about 30 ewes. Both of our children are now out of 4-H, and we would love to help new 4-H exhibitors find the perfect sheep for their project. Please contact us and set up a visit to find the next addition to your flock!

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We want to hear from you! Contact us and let us know how your sheep place. Email Ann at ann.bechman@gmail.com.

Reserve Champion Southdown Ewe
2018 IJCLC Season Opener
Shown by Grace Fry

Grand Champion Ewe Overall
2018 Vermillion County Fair, Indiana
Shown by Aspen Brown

3rd in Class,
2017 Indiana State Fair Jr. Show
Shown by Kyle Albertson

2nd in Class
2017 NAILE
Shown by Grace Fry


Bowman 17107
Dakota x Bowman 11056 (Orange Crush daughter)
Champion Ram, 2017 Illinois State Fair Open Show

Forsee R16-140
Owned by Forsee Southdowns
Icon x Forsee R12-260 daughter


Preacher (Forsee R16-076ET)

Eclipse x Hired Hand 851

Reference Sires

Thanks to the Knittel family for their purchase of
Oldenburg 8170 x 90 daughter

The Deacon has been a great addition to our flock. He has produced several females that have gone on to be productive for us, as well as for several other flocks. 

NSLS 9108 "Keystone" x Athena 9-A

Kash was the Fall Ram Lamb Class Winner at the 2013 All-American Jr. Show and National Southdown Jr. Show. 

FORSEE 13-189
Chiseled x Revelation's mom

Forsee 13-189 is backed by impressive genetics and is proving to consistently stamp his lambs with style and power. 


For Sale

Thank you to all of our buyers in our online sale.

REgional Southdown Sale Entries


Lot 29
RVF 1723
Forsee R16-002 ET (Eclipse son) x Forsee E09-164

Lot 30
RVF 1733
Preacher (Eclipse son) x RVF 1516 (The Deacon daughter)
*Mother was Senior Champion Southdown Ewe at the 2016 Indiana State Fair Jr. Show

Lot 31
RVF 1805
Stoneworks x RVF 1422