RECENTLY the NI Texel
Breeders’ Club members gathered virtually for
their AGM. Club Chair-man Fraser Tweed wel-comed the turnout of members, friends and guest speaker Dr Amanda Dunn, Uniblock, who provided a talk on Ewe-Reka Lamb Milk Replacer.
Proceedings commenced with previous minutes agreed and the Chairman’s report, where Fraser highlighted the club’s success throughout the year.
Once again this year the NI Texel Breeders’ Virtual Volac Show was a huge success with a large number of entries across all six classes. The chairman thanked all the judges for giving up their time at the respective classes and also extended thanks to the club members for participating.
Mr Tweed congratulated Gary
Beacom for taking the Champ-ionship with his Lakeview exhibit, a Castlecairn Doodle-bug daughter out of an Auldhouseburn dam sired by Sportsmans A Star. Mr Tweed acknowledged the long-standing support and sponsorship given by the late Alistair Sampson, Volac, and extended the club’s sympathies to the Sampson family.
Mr Tweed commented on the success of the club’s sales this year and in particular the Scottish National success for Gary Beacom for the sale of Lakeview Earn Your Keep, a Castlecairn Doodlebug selling at 18,000gns, and Adrian Liggett topping the female sales with his Corbo Coors Light daughter selling for 13,000gns.
Mr Tweed acknowledged the success of this year’s Northern Ireland National Sale and con-gratulated Mark Priestly selling his Sportsmans Cannon Ball son Seaforde Egyptian Warrior for 26,000gns, topping the sale, Jim Wilson & J Wilson Moses, Blackstown, for leading the gimmers with their Knock Classic daughter selling for 3800gns, and Gary Beacom, Lakeview, with Lakeview Dollars, a Langside Bushwacker son changing hands at 2100gns to top the shearling ram trade.
Mr Tweed thanked the club’s sponsors and judges for the various sales and club activities throughout the year.
The club’s usual presentation to charity was postponed due to the virtual format of the meeting but it is hoped that a presentation to Bowel Cancer UK will be made later in the year following money raised at the annual dinner dance from the raffle amounting to £500.
Mr Tweed paid special thanks to the committee for its hard work and commitment throughout the year and of the outgoing committee members Robert Calvin, John Foster and Nigel Ross. Following the adoption of the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports, Adrian Liggett, Colin Price and Alex Thompson were duly elected and welcomed on to the club’s committee.
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