The Texel Sheep Society will be showcasing the very best of British sheep farming at four NSA events this summer.

Kicking off with Welsh Sheep in mid-May, they will follow with North Sheep and Highland Sheep in June and Sheep Northern Ireland in July.

The Society’s stands at all these events will feature the best of the breed.

Society chief executive John Yates said: “As the most popular terminal sire in the British industry and one of the most popular maternal sires too, the Texel breed really is the best of British sheep farming in one breed.

“No matter what the type, size or location of your sheep enterprise the breed has something to offer you and your business."

According to My Yates, Texel sired prime, store and breeding lambs are always in ready demand from buyers, and the breed can play a significant part in both adding value and reducing risk in modern sheep business.

He said: “Wherever you go in the country you’ll see Texels performing for sheep farmers in all manner of ways. The breed’s adaptability, versatility and ease of fleshing makes them the ultimate sheep for all environments and farm types.

“The Texel Society is pleased to be able to support these events and other NSA events across the UK and urges everyone with an interest in the sheep sector to attend and learn what they can to benefit their businesses.”

At all events this year the Society will be explaining it's work in genomic research and performance recording as well as it's new texelplus performance recording service.

It will be encouraging both pedigree and commercial breeders to fully understand how these will impact and influence their flock management in future.

At both Welsh Sheep and Highland Sheep the Society will also be supporting the future of the UK's sheep industry by sponsoring Young Shepherd competitions.

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