Which mule is best?

It depends what your market is for the offspring. Had nowt to do with the Welsh mule, the ncm swale bred ones are smaller and more compact and their lambs finish abit light I found. And they can be a bit soft.
Scotch bred ones are a bigger frame and you can get some good large lambs ( we have a good outlet for heavy lambs ) and seem abit more robust for us


Livestock Farmer
North country's have the most lambs and easy to buy what you want (10,000's sheep for all pockets) but don't have the best lambs and if trying to keep for 1 more year will end up worthless
Scotch are dear to buy and seem to loose teeth very early but have excellent lambs and good cull value, if put a Suffolk have good replacements for early lambing.
Speckled welsh are a silly price and again don't seem to last and lamb are fine.
White welsh are cheaper and last longer, but have small fat lambs at 35kg.
Dales mules (you didn't ask I know) are reasonable to buy and seem to last well but are more wooly and not so nice to look at (but I don't give a monkeys about that), they do give a lamb with a better birth coat.


Livestock Farmer
Mules I breed are out of South Wales mountain (Nelson/Glamorgan) ewes. Not too big. Good feet, teeth and udders. Long lived and produce good, easy birth lambs . Hard as nails and still got the lovely ginger bits.

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...