Haltcliffe Texel Sheep Flock
Texel Sheep

Texels first arrived at Haltcliffe in 1988 and were restocked alongside the Limousin herd in 2001.

The restocking programme was done in two stages with 60 ewes bought from the Boghouse flock of Ian Johnstone  and three ewes from the Woodmarsh flock of Mick and Jean Gould in 2001.

Then in 2002 a further 36 shearling ewes were bought from the Quick family’s Loosebeare flock. Tups for the restocking came from Robert Laird’s Cambwell flock in 2001.

In 2002 another Cambwell tup, Cambwell Impact II was bought at Lanark. Imapct II, a son of Crailloch Galaxy, made an immediate impression on the flock, siring a brace of 16,000gns ram lambs in his first season. These were Haltcliffe Jaguar and Jackpot.

A year later in 2003 Douganhill Jeronimo was bought from Douganhill Farms for 48,000gns. This son of Cornerstone Isaac also made a quick mark, with Haltcliffe Knight selling for 26,000gns at Lanark in 2004 with a pen average of 8000gns.

Current service sires include Langside Rolex a 4500 purchase from Kelso in 2011, Cambwell Stewart the champion from the English Premier Sale at Worcester in 2011 when purchased for 3400gns and Knock Saphir I which was bought at Lanark in 2011 for 3800gns.

Also used in 2011 was a tup bred in Craig and Shelia’s son Matthew Ridley’s flock, Matthews Sir Alex. This is a son of Hexel Rio Tinto out of a daughter of a  gimmer bought from Tommy MacTaggart’s Rascarrel flock.

The aim of the Texel flock is to breed strong commercial tups suited to the modern market, with the flock both MV Accredited and Signet recorded.

Texel Sheep

A number of the early female purchases when restocking the Texel flock have formed a strong foundation for the flock, leaving top quality males and females.

Woodmarsh-GCW-98034

This ewe was bought from Mike and Jean Gould as a three crop ewe in 2001 and is a daughter of Kirtle Craftsman out of a Glenside Your a Winner daughter. She is dam of 6000gns sire Haltcliffe Kaiser sold to Martin and Cyril Millar, Northern Ireland, and also of a number of retained females.

She is also dam of 2500gns ram lamb Haltcliffe Jetsetter which was champion at Cumberland Show in 2004.

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Woodmarsh GCW 98034

Woodmarsh GCW 98034

Haltcliffe Jetsetter

Haltcliffe Jetsetter 2,500gns

 

Loosebeare-QEL-01267

Purchased from the Loosebeare flock as a gimmer this Culter Allas Dram daughter is out of a dam by Clun Vibrant and is the dam of Haltcliffe Jaguar and Haltcliffe Jackpot, both of which sold for 16,000gns in 2003. She has also left a lot of outstanding females many of which have been retained in the flock.

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Haltcliffe Jaguar

Haltcliffe Jaguar 16,000gns

Haltcliffe Jaguar

Haltcliffe Jackpot 16,000gns

 

Ghyros-RUJ-05023

This outstanding Annan Jewel daughter out of a Sportsmans ewe by Knock Firefly was bought in 2005 at the Royal Show for 5000gns. She has proved to be an astute purchase, leaving a number of exceptional females, including gimmers which have sold to a top of 1600gns at the annual Twilight Texel sale, Carlisle. A grandson sold for 1000gns at the 2011 Solway and Tyne Texel Club sale, Carlisle, having won the shearling tup class.

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Langside-Rolex-GAL-1000114

This Springwell Opinion son is out of a dam by Claybury Midlander and was bought in partnership with the Tweed flock of N S Crighton at Kelso in 2011 for 4500.

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Langside Rolex

Langside Rolex

 

Cambwell-Stewart-LTC1100528

Sired by Cowal Powerhouse, Stewart was champion at the English National Sale 2011 when bought with Thacka for 3400gns. He is out of a dam by the noted sire Cambwell Laird and is full ET brother to 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy and 28,000gns Cambwell Socrates.

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Cambwell Stewart

Cambwell Stewart

 

Knock-Saphir-I--HAK1100234

Saphir is a son of 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy out of one of the leading ewes in the Knock flock HAK05034, an Anglezarke Crug daughter. He was bought at Lanark in 2011 for 3800gns.

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Matthews-Sir-Alex-RMF-11007

Bred in Matthew Ridley’s flock this Hexel Rio Tinto son is out of a homebred dam which is by Kerryhill Oliver and out of a Rascassarel ewe bought from Tommy MacTaggart.

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Douganhill Jeronimo

Douganhill Jeronimo was bought at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club’s sale at Carlisle in 2003 for 48,000gns. He has been widely used across the Haltcliffe flock and in many other leading flocks and has left exceptional females which continue to breed well for us.

Sired by Cornerstone Isaac he is out of a Douganill ewe which is in turn sired by Cambwell Durie. Jeronimo is the sire of the highest priced Texel sold from the Haltcliffe flock to date, Haltcliffe Knight which we sold for 26,000gns at Lanark in 2004 when sold to Idris Morris for the Fachell flock.

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Douganhill Jeronimo

Douganhill Jeronimo

Douganhill Jeronimo

Haltcliffe Knight 26,000gns

Haltcliffe Pedigree Limousin Herd
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