TexX ewes - which Tup to use?

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
So, I went abit daft... I've got 50 TexX ewes standing in isolation :bag:

Iv also got another 20 aged TexX ewes running amongst my commercials I bought one year I was short of numbers... so there's 70 in total!

The gimmers need vaccinated for Enzi. Got the vaccine this afternoon, doing them tomorrow. Theyl be clear to go to the ram asof 29th September, and I'm tempted to turn one in on the 1st October.

What tup do you all suggest? I'm cautious about using Texel - the existing ewes can be more problematic lambing then the Lleyns, don't mind helping the odd ewe - but not 70!! I could use a Lleyn, but terminal is the aim of the game...

Mind on, I'm lambing outside! So what do you all suggest? I've got my popcorn ready ;)
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Beltex, whilst easy lambing and great carcase, will grow too slow. I want fast growing.

Char will be too soft to lamb here 1st March... as could be Suffolk (n) but those 2 are possibly the front runners.

Could just use the Lleyn - but where the fun in that?
 

bruce9001

Member
Location
Highlands
We lambed 100 TexX gimmers and ewes this year from 21st february.
Went to a Char and a Beltex X Texel tups and hardly had to lamb many and all lambs away early on at a good weight of 45 -50kgs
 
If anyone knows how to highlight, to the OP, my thread on the same matter a few weeks back.....

To summarise: the Charollais was recommended to me, or possibly a Beltex.

But...On Friday I'm hoping to go against the grain and view some high index Suffolks. If they look the part, and the figures suggest they are, then I may yet revert to my original plan = Suffolk surprise for the ladies.

TSS
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
If anyone knows how to highlight, to the OP, my thread on the same matter a few weeks back.....

To summarise: the Charollais was recommended to me, or possibly a Beltex.

But...On Friday I'm hoping to go against the grain and view some high index Suffolks. If they look the part, and the figures suggest they are, then I may yet revert to my original plan = Suffolk surprise for the ladies.

TSS

Aye - I tried looking for that thread, but couldn't find it...

The Suffolk does something for me, but good ones are far and few between.

Go to Brotherstone farm Melrose on the 8th sept and buy easy lambing grass fed suffolks
Sandyknowe?

One of the best flocks in the country...
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
The Suffolk does something for me, but good ones are far and few between
They do something for me too.:eek::nailbiting: Maybe my memory of the dosey, shitty arsed, plain things is still too recent.

I shall refrain from posting the obvious answer, as I might be accused of being a) biased and b) predictable.:whistle:

Would a Lleyn make sense though, and keep some stronger/improved ewes to go into the maternal flock. Everyone else with Lleyns is doing it, they can't all be daft.
 
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