TexX ewes - which Tup to use?

Bill dog

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
You lamb fairly sharp in the spring, and outdoors.
For the ewe lambs, I’d be tempted to tup with a lleyn . Hardy, and plenty of cover on their face unlike the beltex , Charmoise, Charolais etc. They won’t look as chunky , but a living lamb is better than a dead pink faced pig !
For the older ewes, get a easyram Suffolk!
Mighty sheep ! He delivers plenty to the Dumfries area !
And I’m not on commission!🙄👍
 

AftonShepherd

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Ayrshire
You lamb fairly sharp in the spring, and outdoors.
For the ewe lambs, I’d be tempted to tup with a lleyn . Hardy, and plenty of cover on their face unlike the beltex , Charmoise, Charolais etc. They won’t look as chunky , but a living lamb is better than a dead pink faced pig !
For the older ewes, get a easyram Suffolk!
Mighty sheep ! He delivers plenty to the Dumfries area !
And I’m not on commission!🙄👍
They don't need cover on their faces when they can smell the seaweed. Damn near coastal!
 

Fendt516profi

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
Right lads, just because nobody has ever asked something like this on here before;

I've got 60 mostly TexX ewes in a group running by themselves.
I've also got 50 mostly NCCxLleyn ewe lambs running
in another group which I'm putting to the tup this year too


I've got pure Texel, pure Lleyn, pure (Park) NCC and some NCCxLleyn rams running at home...
Tup sales are fast approaching and I'm open to suggestions and buying something new (there was a big sale today I could've been at, but didn't know about it til lunchtime 🤦🏻‍♂️)


So, what tup(s) to use??

tenor.gif
Shetland
 
It'd be a waste putting an Easycare onto a terminal cross ewe - to breed fat lambs. Wouldn't it?

Suffolks came to the end of the road - one died last winter and the other I put away cull in the spring as age was getting against him. So I've a clean slate currently and am game to try something else/new


I use the NCCxLleyn tups on the Gimmers to do exactly that. Almost 'stabilising' the cross
Yes, you would only want to go down the EC route if you were planning to breed the wool off the flock, although the EC x Texel combo does work and lots of folk have graded up from Lleyns.
 

Sheepfog

Member
Location
Southern England
If you want to go for a Suffolk again I would recommend going to Malcolm Stewart's Sandyknowe sale next week. Functional UK Suffolks born outdoors.

A left field option would be a Logie maternal hybrid (Lleyn based) from Logie Durno. You would get some nice ewe lambs out of both lots of sheep.
 

scottish-lleyn

Member
Mixed Farmer
I put a suffolkxbeltex over the hoggs last november. Easy lambed and all but a handful of the lambs are away. Was handy having the hoggs lambs with the dark faces as an easy marker when checking aswell. Got him from mid brockloch i think the place is called its at maybole. Tup lamb tupped 54 out of 70 in the first turn and he was well fed. 👌
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Right lads, just because nobody has ever asked something like this on here before;

I've got 60 mostly TexX ewes in a group running by themselves.
I've also got 50 mostly NCCxLleyn ewe lambs running
in another group which I'm putting to the tup this year too


I've got pure Texel, pure Lleyn, pure (Park) NCC and some NCCxLleyn rams running at home...
Tup sales are fast approaching and I'm open to suggestions and buying something new (there was a big sale today I could've been at, but didn't know about it til lunchtime 🤦🏻‍♂️)


So, what tup(s) to use??

tenor.gif
Pardon me if I've got it wrong, but I was under the impression that the choice of tup breed in Nithsdale hinged on the availability of unattached daughters of breed society chairmen*/ secretaries*/officials* and not random traits that any breeds had to offer. o_O

*delete where applicable.
 

Gator

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
Location
Lancashire
You lamb fairly sharp in the spring, and outdoors.
For the ewe lambs, I’d be tempted to tup with a lleyn . Hardy, and plenty of cover on their face unlike the beltex , Charmoise, Charolais etc. They won’t look as chunky , but a living lamb is better than a dead pink faced pig !
For the older ewes, get a easyram Suffolk!
Mighty sheep ! He delivers plenty to the Dumfries area !
And I’m not on commission!🙄👍
The Chindales mustn't be tried and tested yet 🤣 🤣
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Pardon me if I've got it wrong, but I was under the impression that the choice of tup breed in Nithsdale hinged on the availability of unattached daughters of breed society chairmen*/ secretaries*/officials* and not random traits that any breeds had to offer. o_O

*delete where applicable.


I'm scared to chat to lassies with all the face coverings



It's time I took this farming serious
 
If you want to go for a Suffolk again I would recommend going to Malcolm Stewart's Sandyknowe sale next week. Functional UK Suffolks born outdoors.

A left field option would be a Logie maternal hybrid (Lleyn based) from Logie Durno. You would get some nice ewe lambs out of both lots of sheep.
Was it the Sandyknowe flock that had been dispersed?
 

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