English Winter Fair
Texels & Dutch Texels on form at English Winter Fair
It was another successful English Winter Fair for Texel sired lambs, with a pair of purebred Dutch Texels from Robin Slade's Weekfield flock, Herefordshire, picking up the reserve supreme championship under judge Paul Slater, Macclesfield.
Mr Slater said the lambs, both by homebred sires, were exactly what the modern retail and export trade was looking for, being 41kg apiece and evenly fleshed throughout.
Mr Slade was also on form in the event's live/dead competition, picking up his 14th championship live/dead championship at the show. Reserve in the live/dead went to fellow Texel exhibitors, the Windsor family, Carmarthenshire.
Supreme Champion in the carcass competition
And not to be outdone were the Derbyshire-based Ritter family who collected the supreme championship in the carcass competition with a Dutch Texel cross lamb which graded E3 and weighed 24.3kg on the hook.
David and Linda Wadland, also flew the flag for the breed, picking up the purebred championship with a pair of Texel lambs sired by a Slapton tup bred by Barbara Smith, Northants.