Through AI, purchase and our own breeding we have been fortunate to have been able to carefully choose each Ram for the genetic contribution it will make to the flock.
Whilst not an exhaustive list, below are some of the most widely used Sires in recent years.
Please click on the rams name below to open the relevant page on iTexel. This will then display the rams pedigree information with a further click on the EBV tab at the top displaying the latest EBV’s on the animal.
Eagle was a stand out son of 7,000gn Cobra. Long with top growth rate, solid muscling and a great gigot.
D-Day was purchased because he was forage reared and had excellent easy lambing scores. In his time with us he has sired lambs that are born easily and he will be used again. D-Day has now been exported to Holland but limited semen is available if you would like to add those traits into your flock.
An exceptionally long, correct ram, Dynamite is by 40,000gn Garngour Alabama whose female line has done so well in recent years. Dynamite has very well balanced EBV’s and looks the part.
Purchased jointly for 7,000gn Cobra has left a real stamp on his lambs leaving length, hard muscle and style and has sold sons to 1,850gn.
Sired by 26,000gn Sportmans Benchmark (who is out of the Cowal ewe that produced 125,000gn Sportsmans A-Star), Cobra’s dam is by 60,000gn Strathbogie Yes Sir.
Sired by 40,000gn Garngour Alabama, Class Act is an upstanding, shapely solidly built ram with some power. Much admired by all visitors Class Act won Top Stock Sire in the Gloucester & Border Counties Club Flock Competition in 2019.
An exceptional Blaze son, out of a phenomenal daughter of a full sister to Craig Farm Wizard. Exceptional growth and good muscling.
Commander has progeny on the ground in New Zealand that are also performing as they do in the UK. His lambs have been very pleasing with incredible growth with sons selling to a top of 1,500gn.
Ace is a sharp looking, well muscled son of Hollyford Vroom Vroom. He has won shows and produced some excellent lambs with sons selling to 5,800gn.
He sold at the English National sale in 2018 for 3,400gn (video below) and was much admired. https://www.facebook.com/britishtexel/videos/2246491465381002/
A stand out lamb in 2017 who sold for 2,000gn, rapid growth and breed character backed up by meat in the right places. From an exceptional female line which includes our infamous Ettrick ewe.
He stood Champion at the NSA main sale in 2017 and was jointly purchased for 8,000gn. He is a ram with exceptional balance and locomotion as well as a great carcass. A video of him selling can be found here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1868370136512468&id=100000185006916
The highest index Ram lamb we have bred up to 2016, sired by Va Va Voom he is a rare combination of good looks and figures. In 2016 he was unbeaten in his show classes.
A Goldies Supreme sired lamb from Warriors dam a real carcass lamb.
A Goldies Supreme sired lamb with great presence, muscling and power.
Warrior was sired by Cambwell Trademark out of a well muscled homebred ewe that contained the proven breeding of both Wallington Special Brew and Roxburgh Spitfire. He is the fastest growing lamb we have ever bred. From birth to scanning at 21 weeks of age he AVERAGED 510g/day!
Va Va Voom is an outstanding looking, well muscled and correct Ram by Avon Vale Real Deal out of an Ettrick ewe from Gordon Gray’s best GGH 08027 line.
His first crop of lambs were very pleasing with the first two sons selling for 1,400gn and 1,500 (for a half share). As a result of his 2015 lamb crop Va Va Voom became the second highest index senior sire in the breed and attracted the attention of John Elliot who purchased him privately in 2015 for a significant undisclosed four figure sum.
Purchased privately from the Wallington Flock, Vigilante was the second highest index Ram lamb in the breed in 2014. He has a great carcase, pedigree as well as outstanding figures.
He was sired by Wallington Talisman (who has been successfully used in our flock previously) from one of Wallington’s best and most consistent female lines PHN09035.
Sold for £4,000 with a half share retained Venturer is another Ram by Avon Vale Real Deal but this time from our favourite Grey Peel Ewe who is by Cambwell Osprey. Venturer is a long, clean Ram who produces lambs that grow quickly.
We were fortunate to acquire semen for Real Deal from the Mitchell family in 2013 when he was the top stock sire in the Texel Breed.
He really clicked with our ewes and the lambs produced have been structurally correct with a fantastic combination of great carcase and figures across all key traits. The progeny taken to sales have been well received by both commercial and pedigree breeders. His top three sons were used in 2014 and many females have been retained.
Purchased in 2012 with a broad deep carcase, a huge gigot as well as being positive for fat, he compliments the Spitfire ewes well. His pedigree includes the highest ever index ram bred by Lumbylaw. He has become a proven breeder for us and has produced Shearling Rams that have sold for 2,100gn, the top price at the 2013 English National Sale.
Purchased at the English National Sale, Untouchable has a tremendous pedigree and looks to match.
He was the highest indexed lamb sired by 40,000gn Cambwell Rob Roy in 2013 and his dam is the 4,400gn Cambwell Ewe that sold at the Grey Peel dispersal sale (which I wanted to buy but chickened out!). He is a real carcase improver that also stamps distinctive black tear drops on his offspring retaining the true Texel type.