Commercial and pedigree buyers were equally active at the Scottish National Texel
Sale, Lanark, with a solid demand throughout the day for the ram lambs on offer.
It was ladies day in the Texel classes at this year’s
Royal Highland Show, with the overall championship going
to the winner of the gimmer class and the reserve overall
title taken by the winner of the aged ewe class.
A ram bred from British Texel genetics exported to Western Australia has delivered
a stand out performance in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Genetics Central Progeny
Test, ranking third overall of all the rams put through the testing.
The largest ever exportation in recent years of British Texels is heading to
Switzerland having been selected on farms in Scotland in June this year by an
inward mission of Swiss breeders.