The Texel Society enjoyed a highky successful day at South West Sheep, Tiverton, Devon, with the Society stand busy throughout the day and a huge entry in the Society’s competition to win a Shearwell Data EID reader. The Society also took first in the Breed Society Stand competition.
Society chief executive John Yates said the event had been a great day for the breed, with commercial breeders visiting the stand impressed with the stock on display from both Michael Lear and Messrs Chave. “There is no doubting the popularity of the breed in the South West and this was proved with the level of interest in both the stock on display and also the Society’s innovative genomic research work.
“Strong support from the South West Texel Club ensured those visiting the stand were well informed of all Society initiatives and understood the role the breed could play in their businesses.”
Winning the guess the weight competition and with it the EID reader was Mr A Cole, Bradninch, Exeter, with second spot and a £100 voucher to spend at the South West Texel Club’s sale at Exeter, was Mr I Irwin.