Smithfield carcass triumph for Texel lamb
Herefordshire-based Dutch Texel breeder Robin Slade completed a memorable double at the East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough, when he scooped the lamb carcass championship and reserve championship.
His champion, a homebred Dutch Texel, killed out at 22kg achieving an E3L classification. Sired by a homebred tup from Robin’s Dutch Texel Weekfield flock, this lamb weighed 38kg alive. A very similar pure-bred Dutch Texel gained his reserve card which again graded at E3L and weighed 22.5kg.
Texel lambs also won the event's In the Continental purebred championship, with this award won by a pair of Texels from David and Linda Wadland, with a pair of Dutch Texels from Robin Slade standing reserve.