Texel breeders through the Texel Sheep Society are set to deliver a number of
significant benefits for the future of the UK sheep industry, according to speakers
at the Society’s iTexel Conference.
A top call of 8,000gns was the highlight of some standout prices
achieved at a major dispersal sale staged on behalf of the
Mellin family’s Hellifield-based
Hull House Texel flock at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Texel Sheep Society and AHDB Signet Breeding Services have struck a new agreement
with regards the provision of performance recording to Texel Society members.
A new genomic research project led by the British Texel Sheep
Society could be the first step towards carcass data from abattoirs
being included in genetic evaluations.
What is believed to be the first consignment of British Texel
semen to be shipped to New Zealand has recently arrived in