Millside Blue Texel - Flock DJA
Following purchases from Northern Ireland of 2 in-lamb Blue Texel ewes in 1998 and a Blue Texel ram in 1999 from James Brown, Londonderry, along with 2 stylish Blue Texel ewe lambs from Wyllie Kelly, a further 6 young Blue Texel ewes were imported from Holland the same year, thus forming the foundation stock for the Millside Flock of Blue Texels which now consists of approximately 50 breeding females.
All sheep are fully registered with the Blue Texel Sheep Society and the flock is Maedi-Visna Accredited.
By carefully selecting females and the purchase over the years of 3 outstanding stock rams, this has enabled us to breed top quality stock, both to retain within the flock and to sell to other pedigree Blue Texel flocks, e.g. Garn, Ivanhoe, Jonsland, Beili Blues and Viewforth amongst others.
Blue Texel Stock Rams
This long stylish ram was purchased as a ram lamb at Skipton in 2006. He has proven to be a top class breeder, having sired champions at NSA Builth Wells Ram Sales and at Carlisle. Many other females and rams have been sold, with some of his top class females retained in the flock.
Purchased as a ram lamb from Dan and Janine Jones. He was Male and Overall Champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2007. A tremendous ram with a great skin and a good back end. Many females have been retained in the flock. He was the sire of the Overall Champion at the Royal Welsh 2010 (see below) and was the sire of the top-priced ewe lamb at Carlisle 2010.
A home-bred ram with tremendous skin and conformation. Bred out of one of the best Blue Texel ewes in the flock, he was sired by Jonsland Dan (JOJ/07/4701N –see above) and was sold to Dan and Janine Jones for 1200gns.after winning the
Championship at the NSA Builth Wells Ram Sales 2009. The following year, 2010, shown by Dan and Janine, he was the Male and Overall Champion Blue Texel at the Royal Welsh Show and was also awarded the Reserve Continental Interbreed Sheep. A half share in the ram was purchased back in autumn 2010 and to date his lambs look very promising.
This ram was purchased as a Shearling Ram from Holland in 2004. A ram with a tremendous back end, many rams and females sired by him have been sold as well as some top class females being retained in the flock. Although now dead, he is being used by AI on selected females within the flock.
Semen from the above rams may be available. Enquiries welcome and prices on request.
Blue Texel Sales
Over the years progeny of the Millside Blue Texel Flock have sold well viz in 2009 to 1200gns.- Male and Overall Champion NSA Ram Sales Builth Wells and 1200gns Female and Reserve Champion at the same sale and to 1200gns. Female and Reserve Overall Carlisle Society Sale.
Unfortunately in 2010 due to an unfortunate accident we were unable to attend the NSA Ram Sales at Builth Wells. However all the females entered and a tremendous ram were subsequently sold privately to the Viewforth Flock. At the Carlisle Sale 2010 we won both the Female (and Overall) and Male (Reserve Overall) Championships. The Champion sold for 950gns, as did her full sister and a ewe lamb was sold for the top price of the day at 1100gns.
Many more males were sold commercially, including a pen of Shearling Rams at the Kelso Ram Sales 2010 to a top of £900 to average out at £725.
In 2013 we should again be offering stock for sale, both males and females, at Society
Sales at Builth Wells and Carlisle as well as privately. A pen of Shearling Rams will be on offer at the Kelso Ram Sales in September as well as Shearling Rams and Ram Lambs at ram sales at various other markets.
In addition we will have for sale Blue Texel x Lleyn and Blue Texel x Rouge x Lleyn Shearling Gimmers – these are ideal for producing a quality prime lamb or could be used as recipients for embryo transplants.
Blue Texel Embryos
A small number of embryos from carefully selected Blue Texel ewes within the flock may be for sale in 2013. Again please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.