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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.

Supreme Ewe Overall
2019 Michigan Summer Spectacular
Shown by Trent and Drew George

Champion Southdown Market Lamb, Champion Intermediate Showman & Champion Senior Showman
2019 Fountain County Fair
Shown by the Peterson Family

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


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

Moses (Forsee R16-348)
Owned with Forsee Southdowns
Icon x Forsee E13-187 (dam of Affirmed)

Not Pictured:
ESQ 165
Bluegrass (Forsee R15-097) x WSFS 12076


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 this spring!