Texel

Texel Sheep Society gears up for ‘Textravaganza’ sale

Texel Sheep Society gears up for ‘Textravaganza’ sale

With just a fortnight to go, having attracted 199 entries from 56 exhibitors, Texel breeders’ thoughts are turning to the...

July 16, 2021

‘Most talked about lamb of the year’ goes for 350,000gns in Scotland

‘Most talked about lamb of the year’ goes for 350,000gns in Scotland

The Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland, this week saw a new world record price for a sheep, when...

August 28, 2020

Long-term opportunity to manage 1,200 sheep…in Northumberland

Long-term opportunity to manage 1,200 sheep…in Northumberland

A rare, new opportunity has opened to manage 1,200 commercial Texel/Beltex ewes on the Matfen Estate in Northumberland, England. The...

February 17, 2020

iTexel Conference: Breeding to reduce antibiotic use

iTexel Conference: Breeding to reduce antibiotic use

The upcoming iTexel Conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear how ongoing research could help farmers breed sheep with...

November 5, 2018

iTexel…are you ready for the future of sheep farming?

iTexel…are you ready for the future of sheep farming?

Next month’s iTexel conference will take place at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith, on Saturday, November 17. The event aims...

October 7, 2018

Northern Irish Texel National Sale peaks at 4,300gns

Northern Irish Texel National Sale peaks at 4,300gns

The pre-sale champion from Brian Williamson’s Farmhill flock led the prices at Wednesday’s (August 29) Northern Irish National Texel Sale....

September 3, 2018

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

The four-day Balmoral Show format has worked for Co. Down Blonde breeder William McElroy. But there is an almost equal...

May 15, 2017

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Some 43 ewe lambs have been reported stolen from a field in Co. Derry, the second theft of sheep in...

February 13, 2017

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

Darragh Cunniffe is just 19-years-old and is already breeding one of the best pedigree Texel flocks in the country. Cunniffe,...

November 26, 2016