The Blue Texel Sheep Society brings you the 2020 sheep stockjudging competition. Pit your skills against a professional livestock judge and be in with the chance of winning £250 plus a £250 ram voucher. Second and third prize winners will receive ram vouchers for £150 and £100.
The Farmers Guardian stockjudging competition is back for 2020, sponsored by the Blue Texel Sheep Society. To enter the competition, simply place the four sheep in the same order as the professional judge, fill in the entry form and return it to us by August 21, 2020. Alternately, you can enter by going online at FGinsight.com/sheepstockjudging. The sender of the first correct entry selected at random will receive £250 plus a £250 ram voucher. Second and third prize winners will receive ram vouchers for £150 and £100, respectively. The ram vouchers can be redeemed at any of the society sales.
The Blue Texel breed was first recognised and recorded in Holland in the 1970s, with blue lambs being born to white Texel parents.
The Blue Texel was then established to create a breed independent from its original source. The Blue Texel has been bred in the UK for more than 20 years, but it was quickly discovered from the early days that the attributes this relatively new breed possesses would make it appealing to both pedigree and commercial farmers. The demand for Blue Texels is soaring, with Blue Texel rams rapidly gaining popularity with the commercial farmer.
The society says Blue Texel rams are the terminal sire which ticks all the boxes:
Source: Blue Texel Sheep Society