Texels top of the line at Royal Highland Winter Fair
The Texel breed confirmed it’s spot as the leading UK terminal sire this week, taking the supreme championship at the Royal Highland Winter Fair.
Flying the flag for the breed in another strong show of lambs at Ingliston were a pair from leading winter primestock enthusiasts, the Hall family, Inglewood Edge, Carlisle.
This 102kg pair, turned out by Jonathan Aiken, are sired by a Turbo tup bred by Jan Rodenburg and made it the fourth championship at the event for the Hall family.
The Hall family reigned supreme in both the Texel classes of the day, taking the lightweight class with a pair weighing 88kg and the heavyweight class with a overall champion pair which weighed in at 102kg.
Second place in both classes fell to Douganhill Farms, with their second prize lightweight pair weighing 86kg and their second prize heavyweight pair coming in at 91kg.