I went to the NSA Ram Sale at Builth Wells, mid-Wales yesterday to look at Blue Texel rams. I purchased the winner of the ram lamb class at the Blue Texel Sheep Society’s pre-sale show, Miserden Trump Card. This ram lamb was bred by Sue Andrews of Miserden Blue Texels and was sired by Pen-y-Bec Old Blue Arrow, who has been used extensively in the Miserden flock, out of a daughter of one of Miserden’s foundation ewes bought from Dennis Davies. I have also got the use of Pen-y-Bec Old Blue Arrow to put on a few ewes this season.
My second purchase at Builth was ram lamb Millend Thunder Bold. This ram lamb is by a Millend tup out of a Marteg ewe. Both ram lambs have settled in well at Bearwood after their ordeal at the sales.
I was aware that my female ewes were all from a particular bloodline and I am very pleased that the rams that I will be using this season are not closely related to the ewes and will compliment them well.