British Texel rams have been the star attraction this week at the world famous Salon International D’Agriculture (SIA), better known as the Paris Show.
The rams, sourced from flocks in the North East of England formed the centrepiece of the livestock display on the EBLEX stand at the event, helping draw French farmers and consumers to the stand to learn more about the high quality breeding stock and lamb available from England.
All four rams were selected by French breeders for use in French Texel flocks following a number of visits to the UK in the last 12 months by delegations of French breeders.
The rams were purchased by leading French breeding company Genetique Ovine De France Sarl and will be used in a number of Texel flocks in northern France. Theyhave been sourced from the Glenway flock of Ian Murray, Northumberland and the Alwent and Deneside flocks of the Nesbitt family, Co Durham. Mr Murray said he was delighted to have secured further export business having previously exported Texels to Switzerland.Read more