Texel lambs in the limelight at Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Lambs sired by Dutch Texel tups were once again among the leading awards at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells, with John Hall and family, Cumbria leading the way in the live classes.
The Hall family, took the reserve overall live lamb championship with a 95.5kg pair of lambs which came through as winners of the purebred Continental section before being tapped out as reserve overall winners.
Prominent primestock showman Robin Slade also enjoyed success in the live lamb classes, taking the reserve spot in the Butchers' weight second with a 78kg pair of pure Dutch Texels from his flock of 400 ewes.
And Mr Slade backed this success up by taking the overall championship in the pairs carcass competition. Again purebred Dutch Texels these carcasses both graded E3L they weighed 20kg and 22kg dead and 37kg each live.
In the Texel class in the purebred Continental section John Hall's reserve overall champions won the class, while second went to Robin Slade’s pair at 93.5kg. Messrs Windsor’s 79.5kg pair stood third.