The Kimbolton Flock was delighted to have won second place in the pre-sale show with a Shearling Ram on its first visit to the English National Sale.
Kimbolton Statesman was sired by breed record holder 220,000gn Deveronvale Perfection out of a Barnage ewe by Callerton Orion who Paul bought at the same sale two years earlier.
Speaking after the sale Paul said “To be placed second at a National Sale out of such a large field of well known established breeders is an amazing feeling”
Pictured below is Statesman relaxing in his working clothes before his big day.
Following successfully flushing a Barnage ewe that was purchased at the English National Sale in 2010 we were delighted to be asked to participate in this publication alongside some well known names.
The ewe lamb pictured has been retained for the flock.
A ram from the Kimbolton Flock has been selected to provide a tissue sample as a part of this milestone research project.
The project is a breed development geonomic DNA programme which is being carried out by the Texel Sheep Society in conjunction with SAC and Ovita New Zealand and will see 390 samples taken in the UK from high index Texel Rams.
The sample was provided from the stock ram Broncroft Osman and the outcome of the research will allow for a better understanding of the breeds DNA profile. This will offer future opportunities for the breed’s inclusion in the development of Terminal Sire Markers that may become available to UK breeders in the future.