Borderway Agri Expo Show
Texel Lambs Fare Well At Agri-Expo
Strong Texel classes at the 2013 Agri-Expo, Carlisle, held on Friday 1st November, saw honours split between Robin Slade and David and Linda Wadland, with Robin winning the lightweight class and the Wadlands the heavy weight class.
Taking top honours in the lightweight class for lambs under 40kg were a pair of 38.5kg lambs from Herefordshire-based Robin Slade and by a homebred sire. Second in this class were a pair from local exhibitors John Hall and family weighing 35.5kg and in third was Antony Thompson, Lancashire, with his pair tipping the scales at 36.75kg apiece.
Then in the heavier lamb class for those over 40.1kg the winners were a pair weighing 45.6kg each from the David and Linda Wadland, Northamptonshire, with this pair sneaking ahead of another pair from Robin Slade which weighed 43.25kg each. Third in this class went to J and W Kennedy, with their pair weighing 53.75kg each.
Texel genetics were also to the fore in the championship for crossbred lambs bred from hill ewes. Winning this championship were a pair of 50kg Texel x South Country Cheviot lambs from Langholm-based Neil and Elliot Cavers, with another pair of 47.25kg Texel crosses reserve for Messrs Owen Brothers, Glan Conwy.