Texel Club launches Flock of the Year competition

n Martin Cromie, NI Texel Breeders’ Club, accepts generous sponsorship for this year’s flock competition along with this year’s judge and Club Chairman Henry Gamble, from Geoffrey Wilson, Danske Bank.

THE NI Texel Breeders’ Club is pleased to announce Danske Bank as the sponsor for the Flock of the Year and Animax as sponsor of this year’s Stock Ram and Ewe Lamb Competition.

The Annual Flock, Ewe Lamb and Stock Ram Competition will be judged by Henry Gamble, Springwell Flock, Bangor, who will visit flocks week commencing Monday, November 4.

The Springwell flock was founded in 1977 and over the past 40 years has been synonymous with the highest standards of Texel breeding. Henry is also well known throughout the Texel circles for the hard work and commitment he provides both at club and society Texel committee levels.

Over the years Henry has been sales convenor, committee member, Chair and Vice Chairman of the NI club and the NI board member as well as Society Chairman, with a key objective to see the Texel breed play a major role in the sheep industry, making him well qualified to take on the role of judge for this year’s competition.

The competition is divided into categories and prizes will be awarded for the best small, medium and large flocks based on the number of adult ewes registered on the society database at October 31, 2019.

The results of this competition will be announced at the club’s Annual Dinner and Prizegiving Evening, which will be held on Saturday, November 9, in the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim.

The club thanked Danske and Animax for the generous sponsorship and encouraged mem-

bers to enter the competition.

For further details contact Club Secretary Martin Warnock on 07791 679112.


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