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Golden Shears Championships
11 Apr 2014
The prestigious Golden Shears Championships will take place on the outskirts of the beautiful coastal town of Gorey. There is going to be a large show of Texels on Saturday 24th May judged by our own Society Chairman Henry Gamble. [more]

NSA Scotsheep 2014
09 Apr 2014
Entry forms for the Show & Sale of Pairs of Ewe Hoggs at Scotsheep 2014 are now available. [more]

Texel Society looks forward to the NSA Sheep 2014 as it focus on the industry’s future
04 Apr 2014
The Texel Society welcomes producers and breeders alike to join them in their promotion and 40th Anniversary celebration of the breed at NSA Sheep Event. [more]

Inter-Region Sheep Shearing Competition set to Draw the Crowds to NSA Scotsheep
24 Mar 2014
Eight regional teams of top open shearers will take part in a novel sheep shearing competition at NSA Scotsheep 2014 at Quixwood, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, on Wednesday, June 4. [more]

Calling Young Breeders in Wales
17 Mar 2014
The Young Entrants Support Scheme (YESS) has been extended for 12 months with almost £1.8 million available to new entrants. [more]

British Texel Genetics Shine at Paris Show
17 Mar 2014
A trio of Texel shearling ewes by British sires collected top awards at the Salon International De L'Agriculture, or Paris Show as it is better known in the UK held 21st February - 1st March 2014. [more]

Texel Sired Hoggets in Demand as Prime Sheep Prices Surge
14 Mar 2014
A sharp uplift in prime hogget values, which has seen the national SQQ average rise by 14p/kg in the space of seven days, has seen processors prepared to pay well for the best Texel crosses, with hoggets by Texel sires earning premium prices at many markets in the last week. [more]

Action on Sheep Worrying by Dogs
05 Mar 2014
Sheep worrying by dogs has long been an issue that NSA has been vocal about and we are stepping up our activity this year by continuing our joint initiative with Farmers Guardian newspaper. [more]

Can you help provide information for our Worming Questionnaire?
28 Feb 2014
Ridgeway Research are a small company concerned with animal research and veterinary products and along with the University of Bristol, are part of a consortium developing a tool to provide quick, cheap and easy Faecal Eggs Counts that can hopefully be used by farmers at pen side. [more]

NSA Scotsheep
27 Feb 2014
The Texel Society welcomes producers and breeders alike to join them in their promotion and 40th Anniversary celebration of the breed at NSA Scotsheep. [more]

PSGHS News - February 2014 [click here to download]

NSA Young Shepherd of the Year Competition
17 Feb 2014
Do you work with sheep? Are you motivated by working with sheep? Do you enjoy working with sheep? If so and you have left school and are under the age of 26 on July 31, 2014, why not enter the Young Shepherd of the Year competition at NSA Scotsheep 2014. [more]

British Texel Genetics Making Their Mark Down Under
05 Feb 2014
An Australian Texel ram carrying 50% British Texel genetics is making a splash in the Southern Hemisphere, having notched up impressive performance testing and an exceptional show record too. [more]

Information for Scrapie Monitoring Scheme Members and those intending to join the scheme
15 Jan 2014
You may have heard that changes are taking place with the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme as a result of amended EU regulations. [more]

David Orrells - 1940 - 2013
15 Jan 2014
David sadly passed away on Christmas Day after a short illness. He had been a farmer all his life mainly involved in dairying. In 1998 David sold the dairy herd and in the following year formed the Llegodig flock of pedigree texels. [more]

Texel Breeders Look Ahead In Year of Celebration
13 Jan 2014
British Texel breeders are gearing up for a year of celebration as the British Texel Sheep Society marks its 40th anniversary in 2014. [more]

Show and Sale of Pairs of Breeding Ewe Hoggs set to be a feature of NSA Scotsheep 2014
08 Jan 2014
A multi-breed show and sale of pairs of breeding ewe hoggs will be a major feature of NSA Scotsheep 2014 to be held at Quixwood, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, on June 4, courtesy of host farmers, John and Iain Macfarlane. [more]

Henry Gamble, Springwell, Takes on Role of Texel Society Chairman
08 Jan 2014
The name ‘Springwell’ has been synonymous with the highest standards of pedigree Texel breeding for over 36 years. Owned by Henry Gamble, who farms 60 pedigree ewes 180 commercials and sucklers at Groomsport, Bangor. [more]

National Sheep Association - Stamp Out Scab
11 Dec 2013
ADAS has contacted us to say they have funding available to run seven more Stamp Out Scab meetings and would be interested to hear from any breed society willing to be a host. [more]

John Elliot wins the Johnston Carmichael Trophy
05 Dec 2013
A Kelso producer has been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for his longstanding commitment to raising the profile of performance recording in Scotland. [more]

NSA Breed Forum Report
11 Nov 2013
On behalf of the Texel Sheep Society, Bob & Anne Payne (Handbank Texel flock) attended the NSA Breed Society Forum. [more]

Technology at the heart of Texel breed improvement
08 Nov 2013
Texel breeders are making increasing use of existing and emerging technologies as they continue to lead the UK sheep industry in providing rams best suited to modern lamb production. [more]

Sire of the Year 2013
08 Nov 2013
Congratulations go to Messrs James Innes & Sons (Strathbogie flock), who has won the 1st season Sire of the Year 2013 award via the Texel Sheep Society National Sales with the three top sons of their home bred sire Strathbogie Terminator. [more]

Texel Society sponsors of Sheep Breeders Round Table Young Entrants
16 Oct 2013
In an extension of its already substantial support of the next generation of British sheep farmers, the British Texel Sheep Society is this year sponsoring the attendance of three young farmers at the Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) conference in November. [more]

Barbara Chave
27 Sept 2013
The Society has been informed that Barbara Chave, known as Mum Chave, sadly passed away on Tuesday 24th September. Our deepest sympathies go to the Chave family.

Wales Wins European Young Shepherd 2013 Competition
16 Sept 2013
Last week saw eight competitors from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (all successful participants in NSA Young Shepherd of the Year competitions at NSA sheep events this year) travel to Bellac, France, for the European Young Shepherd final. [more]

Winter Primestock Shows
04 Sept 2013
The Texel Society is once again supporting members who exhibit at Winter Primestock Shows in 2013 with the reimbursement of entry fees at a number of major primestock events across the country. [more]

Texel Sired Lambs Prove Consistency Counts in Welsh Carcass Competition
02 Sept 2013
This year's Tesco producer group lamb carcass competition held at the 2 Sister's Group abattoir at Merthyr Tydfil and supported by the Texel Sheep Society once again attracted a strong entry in the Texel class, with excellent quality from start to finish. [more]

British Texel Females Admired Across the Globe
30 Aug 2013
The quality in depth offered by the Texel breed in Britain has been reinforced in recent days by outstanding female sales at the four National Texel Sales and show success in Brazil for shearling ewes sired by British Texel rams. [more]

Breeders benefit from Sire Linkage Programme
30 Aug 2013
Owners of performance recorded flocks are being invited to nominate rams to join the next round of EBLEX’s Sire Linkage Programme. [more]

Texel Genetics in Demand at Breeding Sales
09 Aug 2013
Texel genetics have been in demand at recent breeding sheep sales, as both Texel rams and Texel sired females have seen the bids flying in. [more]

National Texel Sales Offer Chance To Buy Premium Earning Rams
09 Aug 2013
The upcoming series of National Texel sales due to be held over the coming weeks at Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Lanark, Scotland, Welshpool, Wales, and Worcester, England, offer commercial sheep farmers the chance to buy rams capable of leaving lambs which will earn significant premiums. [more]

2014 Royal Highland Show
23 Jul 2013
The 2014 Royal Highland Show will be held at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, from Thursday June 19 to Sunday June 22. This is a change from the previously announced show dates of June 26 - 29. [more]

Texel Lambs Earn Premiums on Falling Market
19 Jul 2013
In a week which has seen some dramatic falls in prime lamb prices across the country, including a 41p/kg week on week fall on Wednesday, Texel sired lambs continue to earn premium prices for commercial producers. [more]

Liver Fluke – Plan Ahead to Reduce Losses Part 5 and 6
18 Jul 2013
Sheep sale season has arrived and with it the risk of buying in more than you bargained for. [more]

Electronic Movement Reporting for Sheep in England
17 Jul 2013
Defra has announced that new arrangements for reporting sheep (goat and deer) movements are planned for early 2014. In line with the recommendations made by the Farming Regulation Task Force sheep keepers will in future be able to report sheep movements online. [more]

Vaccine for Schmallenberg Now Available
10 Jul 2013
A vaccine to control the impact of the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in cattle and sheep is now available. [more]

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