Each of the Suffolk, Texel, SufTex and Exlana breeds are managed with the same fine attention to detail with Performance Recording playing a large part in determining breeding strategy. As a former National Sheep Association Chairman, and Farmer’s Weekly ‘Sheep Farmer of the Year’, Peter has played a major part in driving progressive attitudes within the industry but has witnessed all too often breeders defaulting to traditional methods of identifying value and worth.
We’ve come a long way in 30 years and are hugely proud of our successes.
Within our Suffolk flock – one of our ewelambs is currently the top sheep ever in the Suffolk evaluation, and in the 2019-born lambs there are currently 12 animals with indexes of over 400, of which seven were bred in our flock.
Within our Texels: one of our home bred ram lambs (UK 0 3639455 09464) is one of the highest indexed stock rams in the breed.
Our SufTex breed continues to do extremely well in popularity, combining the best of both breeds in a top performance animal.
The Exlana has almost surpassed all expectations in performance and has a huge following for those looking for an animal requiring significantly less human intervention, produces rams with good longevity, high libido and fertility and a more profitable, fully shedding lamb better able to thrive on all grass diets.
It’s been quite a ride but we’re in this for the long term and have no reason to doubt our animals will continue to lead the way in Performance Recording.