Texel

‘Most talked about lamb of the year’ goes for 350,000gns in Scotland

‘Most talked about lamb of the year’ goes for 350,000gns in Scotland

The Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland, this week saw a new world record price for a sheep, when...

August 28, 2020

Irish Texel Sheep Society set to host main sale this week

Irish Texel Sheep Society set to host main sale this week

The Irish Texel Sheep Society is set to host its main sale this Friday, August 30, at the Showgrounds, Carrick-On-Shannon,...

August 29, 2019

The Irish Texel Sheep Society set to hold its premier show and sale

The Irish Texel Sheep Society set to hold its premier show and sale

The Irish Texel Sheep Society is set to host its premier show and sale, this Friday, August 9, and Saturday,...

August 8, 2019

Blue Texel society to host first annual show and sale

Blue Texel society to host first annual show and sale

The newly formed Irish Blue Texel Society is set to host its first show and sale in GVM Group’s Tullamore...

July 16, 2019

Sheep focus: ‘I thought he was the best ram lamb I ever had’

Sheep focus: ‘I thought he was the best ram lamb I ever had’

Farming in Tara, Co. Meath, Pat Farrell and his son Barry run a flock of 60 pedigree Texel ewes. Their...

December 24, 2018

North East Texel Club to host annual in-lamb sale

North East Texel Club to host annual in-lamb sale

The 2018 Texel Twilight in-lamb ewe sale will take place on December 29, at Station Road Mart, Cootehill, Co. Cavan....

December 9, 2018

Blessington Mart to host ‘Special Texel In-lamb sale’

Blessington Mart to host ‘Special Texel In-lamb sale’

The Special Texel In-Lamb Sale is set to take place on Saturday, December 8, in Blessington Mart, Co. Wicklow. The sale...

November 7, 2018

Northern Irish Texel National Sale peaks at 4,300gns

Northern Irish Texel National Sale peaks at 4,300gns

The pre-sale champion from Brian Williamson’s Farmhill flock led the prices at Wednesday’s (August 29) Northern Irish National Texel Sale....

September 3, 2018

€15,000 ‘Silver’ lining at Texel premier

€15,000 ‘Silver’ lining at Texel premier

Neville Myles’ ram lamb, Silver Hill, set a packed ringside alight when he soared to 15,000gns at the Irish Texel Sheep...

August 21, 2018

Sheep focus: ‘To make a living out of sheep, you need to have output’

Sheep focus: ‘To make a living out of sheep, you need to have output’

John Renehan runs a commercial and pedigree sheep breeding operation in Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny. The farm encompasses 170ac – 50ac...

May 20, 2018

Sheep focus: Breeding pedigree Texels in the ‘commercial way’ in Co. Meath

Sheep focus: Breeding pedigree Texels in the ‘commercial way’ in Co. Meath

Farming in Kildalkey, Co. Meath, John Canty is breeding pedigree Texel sheep with the commercial farmer in mind. Along with...

December 28, 2017

Suffolk ram comes out on top at Sheep Ireland’s sale

Suffolk ram comes out on top at Sheep Ireland’s sale

Sheep Ireland hosted its annual EuroStar Multi-breed Ram Sale in Tullamore Mart on Saturday, August 26. This year’s sale boosted a...

September 3, 2017

Looking to purchase a new 5-star ram?

Looking to purchase a new 5-star ram?

Sheep Ireland will host its annual EuroStar Multi-breed Ram Sale in Tullamore on Saturday, August 26. A record entry of...

August 18, 2017

Farm Focus: Doubling grass growth and ewe numbers in just five years

Farm Focus: Doubling grass growth and ewe numbers in just five years

The Nicholson family has been a participant in the Teagasc BETTER Farm Sheep Programme since 2012. Since joining the programme,...

August 5, 2017

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

The four-day Balmoral Show format has worked for Co. Down Blonde breeder William McElroy. But there is an almost equal...

May 15, 2017

New Zealand genetics delivering the goods in Athenry

New Zealand genetics delivering the goods in Athenry

The Teagasc INZAC flock, consisting of 180 ewes, is entering into its second full year of production. The flock is...

April 11, 2017

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Some 43 ewe lambs have been reported stolen from a field in Co. Derry, the second theft of sheep in...

February 13, 2017

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

Darragh Cunniffe is just 19-years-old and is already breeding one of the best pedigree Texel flocks in the country. Cunniffe,...

November 26, 2016