Dutch Texel Producers Group


Mrs Paula Barlow
Flintshire CH8 8PT

Tel: 01352 720 902


Chairman & Treasurer:

Mr Gerwyn Davies
Bron Llan
Denbigshire LL22 8PP

Tel: 01745 860210
Mobile: 07967 587498



2012 proved to be a good year for the group, with many members flying the flag at Shows throughout the country, exhibiting, judging and socialising.

It is unfortunate that so many of the shows had to be cancelled due to the continued heavy rainfall and those of us involved with the running of these shows know the spiralling costs incurred.

Sale time was upon us again, our 15th annual sale at Ruthin, with an increased entry and some wonderful animals forward. The pre-sale show was confidently judged this year by Mr W Evans, Anglesey, who commented afterwards on the high quality of the stock.

Joe Barlow with Mossgiel Strathbogie
Joe Barlow with Mossgiel Strathbogie

The Show Champion was awarded to a shearling ram “Mossgiel Strathbogie” from J & P Barlow (Mossgiel) which was snapped up by R & S Bailey, Macclesfield. Reserve Champion honours were awarded to a ram lamb from S J & H Smith (Penparc) which went on to sell to I & S J Clough, (Raindale).

The first prize yearling ewe from Mr & Mrs Clough, expertly shown this year by Max Clough, was sold to Mrs Jane Davies, (Rathbone)


Shearling Ram
1st J & P Barlow - MOSSGIEL
2nd G Pyman - THACKA
3rd S & C Davies - EGRYN
4th P Ritter & Son- PENNINE

Ram Lamb
1st S & H Smith- PENPARC
2nd Mrs J Davies - RATHBONE
3rd S & C Davies - EGRYN
4th G Davies - CERNYW

Shearling Ewes
1st Mr & Mrs I Clough - RAINDALE
2nd D Hughes – BRYN LLEWELYN
3rd W J Higham - CROSTON

Yet again, we achieved a super clearance with sheep as per normal going to all parts of the UK to the pedigree and commercial market.

Winter Fairs and Christmas Shows once again saw many Dutch Texels taking top honours and I would like to congratulate you all for continuing to fly the flag.

On a much sadder note, we were all shocked to hear about the sudden passing of Mr Gary Cundall (Ravensmoor) who was a good friend to many of us. Gary was inspector at our very first sale, many moons ago and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go to his wife Christine and their two sons.

Finally, as always I would like to thank everyone who supports the Dutch Group, with special thanks to our committee and to our Chairman Mr Gerwyn Davies.

Wishing you all a successful year.

Paula Barlow

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