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Texel

TEXELS AT THE CANTERBURY SHOW 2016

Garry Donald's Ram Hogget Reserve Champion Ram
Keith & Ruth Berry's Supreme Champion Texel & Champion Ram
Geoff Howie - Ewe Hogget Reserve Champion
Champion Ewe - Quinton & Kate Boyd
  • Garry Donald's Ram Hogget Reserve Champion Ram
  • Keith & Ruth Berry's Supreme Champion Texel & Champion Ram
  • Geoff Howie - Ewe Hogget Reserve Champion
  • Champion Ewe - Quinton & Kate Boyd

 

Origin of New Zealand Texel

TexelThe Texel originated on the island of Texel above Holland in the North Sea. Because of the harsh and often bleak conditions they have had to develop invaluable characteristics. They have gained the ability to thrive despite a short growing season and often poor quality pasture, meaning they have had to become very efficient at feed conversion and growing no waste. It is well known in many countries as a breed which transmits its qualities to its progeny when used for crossing purposes.

The Texels imported into New Zealand were sourced from Denmark and Finland because of their scrapie-free status.They were released from quarantine in 1990.

TEXEL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

 

Breed Characteristics

Texel ewesTEXEL IN YOUR EWES GIVES YOU A DAM GOOD ADVANTAGE

  • minimal metabolic diseases
  • good foragers with an excellent feed conversion efficiency
  • they require less kg dry matter for every kg of body weight
  • dag free
  • excellent mothering ability
  • hardy ewes, adaptable to a variety of feed and climatic conditions
  • great temperament
  • strong maternal instinct
  • high bulk wool
  • easy to manage

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TEXEL SIRED LAMBS ARE UP AND RUNNING

  • born with a determination to survive
  • high survival rates from scanning on
  • tolerant to internal parasites
  • less drenching and dagging
  • hardy and adaptable to extreme climatic and feed conditions
  • intelligent and user friendly stock
  • muscle up at an early age
  • higher proportions can be drafted off mothers, early finishers
  • better wool pull than other terminal sire breeds
  • clean front and back socks


Texel meatTEXEL MEAT QUALITY YOU CAN TASTE

  • maximises the premiums being paid
  • high dress-out percentage
  • high value conformation
  • excellent meat to bone ratio
  • less waste
  • succulent and well textured meat
  • has its own unique flavour
  • takes less time to cook
  • doesn't leave a fatty taste in your mouth
  • sought after by butchers and supermarkets
  • meets the consumer's demand
  • a consistent high quality product


YOU CAN BE CERTAIN TEXEL WILL DELIVER THEIR UNIQUE AND VERY DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS BECAUSE...

  • first terminal sire breed to have a National Sire Reference Scheme
  • first terminal sire breed to put its top ram lambs through the CAT scan on an annual basis
  • first terminal sire breed to develop its own Lean Growth Index to reflect today's market signals
  • first terminal sire breed to catalogue full production records at its National ram sale
  • first terminal sire breed to make it mandatory to muscle scan as lambs before April 30th

 

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