We have just completed our pregnancy scanning and are pleased to report that we scanned at 170% for the Texel’s. The AI held very well and we look forward to lambing.
For the 2016 season we used the following Rams (click on name to open the relevant BASCO page);
In addition we also flushed two ewes sired by Avon Vale Real Deal. PPK1400400 who is sister to Va Va Voom and PPK1400422 whose Dam bred Kimbolton White Knight (who was sired by Va Va Voom and was the 4th highest price Texel at the Welsh National Sale 2015). Unfortunately whilst these ewes flushed very well and produced 17 embryos between them only 3 embryos seem to have held, so let’s hope there is something extra special amongst them!
We hope that the careful natural and AI mating selections result in further improvement of our already impressive genetic gains. Each pairing has been made to compliment the Sire and Dam’s strengths and address any weakness eg fat depth. As a result the lambs produced should be correct, very fast growing and well muscled whilst retaining the Texel type.
On February 17th 2016 we will know more and I look forward to seeing the effect of selecting for easy lambing first hand (hopefully between 9.00 and 17.00!)
In the meanwhile we would like to wish all our Customers and Friends a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!