That's because it's not the breed that matters, it's the system. Make the stock fit the system not the other way around.This is what got me thinking about it. I don't think any one new breed or import from New Zealand etc can be the universal saviour of the sheep industry as they are often marketed.
you can tell spring is here saps rising and its a friday , ffs get back on topic , op asked a very pertinent question .
Are you talking about Neil's lleyns or exlanas?There will be a lot of variables. But what fascinated me about Neilos situation. Is all of the stock were bought from the same recorded source by him and a fair number of others on here and that I know elsewhere. Neilo had an almost 100% terrible experience but appears to have been the only person I’ve ever met or spoken to, to have had that same negative experience. It genuinely intrigued me. Especially when it comes to maternal ability, as this is something that should rise above a lot of management issues etc.
Ordinarily you can clam that there is often more variation within than between breeds, and that some stock suits certain farms, systems or people.
You've got the wrong TexelsWhy are people attracted to different partners. I think it people you pick the point to like/dislike and focus on that point. I like welsh ewes because they are hard but I ignore the fact they only get to 15kg. Where as I hate Texels because they are a bugger to keep/ lamb and ignore the fact they produce a 22kg E/U lamb.
Thinking about Neilo's post on another thread where he was describing his experience with Exlanas. Why do some people swear by some breeds and others swear at them.
Is it different farms, systems, etc enough to explain it?
For example I read a lot of positives about Lleyns and bought 50 from different sources. I wouldn't have another one on the place.
I tried some Suffolk mules and was very pleased whereas others don't like them at all. We now lamb quite a few beltex/Texels and they've not been anything like the bother people predicted.
Have others had similar experiences