Groundbreaking work being undertaken by the Texel Sheep Society on the genetics
behind mastitis and footrot in sheep will provide crucial support for the industry
as it drives to reduce its reliance on antibiotics in future.
A strong show of Texel sheep gave judge Robert Cockburn plenty
to think about at the opening major show of the season at
Northern Ireland’s Balmoral
The Corriecravie flock, owned by Paul and Anna Johnson based in Stoke on Trent,
Staffordshire, has been recognised by Eblex as the Most Improved Flock of Texel
sheep in England for 2015.
Texel ram lambs met a blistering trade at Lanark on Wednesday at the Scottish National Texel Sale, with a top price of 60,000gns and 11 lambs selling for five figure prices and a further 17 lambs trading at 5000gns or more.