Blue Texels have ‘gained popularity over the past 5 years’


Increased demand due to its ease of lambing, high kill-out percentages and good growth rates

Blue Texels have ‘gained popularity over the past 5 years’

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Increased demand due to its ease of lambing, high kill-out percentages and good growth rates

The newly formed Irish Blue Texel Society will host its inaugural annual sale at Tullamore Mart on Friday, August 9th.

Sheep will be available to view from 15.00 onwards; the show will commence at 4 pm and the sale will follow at 7 pm.

54 entries carrying Irish, British, Dutch and Belgian bloodlines will go under the hammer; 10 shearling rams, 2 shearling ewes 23 ram lambs and 19 ewe lambs from 13 different flocks are catalogued for the sale.

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Speaking to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for the Irish Blue Texel Society – said: “The breed has gained popularity over the past 5 years due to its ease of lambing, good growth rates and exceptional carcase grade and kill out % (up to 60%).”

“The breed is also very prolific with lambing percentages around the 200% mark in pure flocks.” the spokesperson added.

Information

To request a catalogue or to obtain further information, email - irishbluetexel@gmail.com - or contact Philip - 0860743931 or chairperson Vicky - 087-4187475.

Image source: Irish Blue Texel Society \ Facebook

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