New Zealand Texel bloodline boost

New Zealand bloodline boosts Texels


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Importing New Zealand Texel semen has paid dividends for the Tullamore Park, Donald, stud, when it took out this year’s Supreme Champion ribbon, at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.

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Supreme Champion: Tullamore Park, Donald, Vic

Champion ram: Tullamore Park

Reserve champion Ram: Mertex, Antwerp, Vic

Champion ewe: Tara, Rockley, NSW

Reserve champion ewe: Mertex

Most successful exhibitor: Mertex

IMPORTING New Zealand Texel semen paid dividends for the Tullamore Park, Donald, stud, when it took out this year’s Supreme Champion ribbon, at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.

Tullamore Park co-principal Liz Russsell said the stud got in just in time, with the Broadgate stud semen, imported for a 2016 drop.

“Australia has now put a ban on the import of semen, from New Zealand, because they have brought English Texel’s into New Zealand and they won’t allow imports,” Ms Russell said.

The winning ram weighed 101.5 kilograms and had figures of  four point five millimetres of fat and a muscle area of 49mm.

“It’s another bloodline for us; they carry a lot of meat and  are a very balanced sheep.

“It’s clicked really well for us, with four of the five rams we brought here coming from the New Zealand progeny, so we are quite pleased.”

Judge, Graham Day, said the champion ram had a great deal of sire power.

WINNING TEXEL: Importing New Zealand genetics paid dividends for the Tullamore Park stud, with Liz and Peter Russell taking out the Supreme Champion trophy.

WINNING TEXEL: Importing New Zealand genetics paid dividends for the Tullamore Park stud, with Liz and Peter Russell taking out the Supreme Champion trophy.

“He is long, he is a beautiful headed ram, a proud ram on parade and his figures are very good,” Mr Day said.

“He’s got more muscle in him than perhaps you would think.”

Texel judge Graham Day, picks the Supreme champion
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