With sale season in full swing we have been amazed at the demand for our genetics with around 85% of sheep sold direct from farm this year.
The telephone started ringing in May and so far we have sold sheep privately to all parts of the UK as well as exporting another consignment to Holland this year.
Interest at the National and Club sales has also been strong as people seem to be becoming more interested in harder working “real” Texel’s rather than the higher maintenance “showy” types.
This trend is being driven by a desire to improve business efficiency and profitability and our focus on selecting for commercial traits whilst retaining breed type seems to be hitting the mark.
We are always keen to hear how our customers get on with the sheep they purchase and following this weeks Solway and Tyne Club sale we were delighted to hear that one of the top prices for a shearling ram (5,600gn) was achieved by John Elliot’s Roxburgh flock. This was for a son of Kimbolton Va Va Voom who John purchased in 2015 for a significant undisclosed four figure sum.
We still have a limited number of animals for sale this year therefore if you are looking for something please get in touch.