Beltex News Category: All News

Two wins from two for the Jerman brothers

Wednesday 20th November 2019
Category: All News

Young brothers, Richard and Jamie Jerman, made it two from two when they followed up their Championship win at the Borderway Agri-Expo to claim the Supreme Championship at the English Winter Fair on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 November,

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Young breeders take top spot at Borderway AgriExpo

Wednesday 6th November 2019
Category: All News

Claiming the Continental/Down Championship before going on to stand Supreme Champion at the Borderway Agri-Expo on Friday, 1 November, 2019, was a pair of 49.5kg lambs from Jamie and Richard Jerman, from near Brilley, Herefordshire. The duo were both by

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Beltex secure top honours at Countryside Live

Monday 21st October 2019
Category: All News

A pair of ewe lambs from Ian, Mary and Richard Lancaster claimed the Supreme Championship at Countryside Live.

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Annual General Meeting & Beltex Young Breeders Open Day

Friday 18th October 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

The Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26 October 2019 at the Preston Marriott Hotel, at 10.00am followed by farm visit to Withy Trees Beltex by kind permission of Andrew & Claire Wood. All Welcome Preston

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Mairs focus on Beltex breed

Thursday 10th October 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Scotland,  Features

A FAMILY renowned for producing quality stock in the North-east of Scotland has backed the Beltex breed for many years, reaping the rewards at shows and sales to put the breed on the map. Known for breeding pedigree Texels and

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Changes to Society Sale Inspections and Substitutes for 2019

Friday 9th August 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

As per information already given out in the Society Newsletter and in the Sale Catalogues Carlisle Premier will be the first of five sales including Welshpool, Skipton, Worcester and Lanark to include the presence of veterinary officers during pre-sale inspections

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Beeston Sale Moves to Leek

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Beeston Castle Sale moves to Leek Livestock Market for 2019

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Producing quality prime lambs from hill ewes

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Category: All News,  Features

Rough hill ground in the south of Scotland may not be where you’d typically find Beltex sheep, but the Cavers family is making a name for itself by producing winning Beltex-sired lambs out of South Country Cheviot stock females. The

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Paul Bartholomew, Vivers

Sunday 30th June 2019
Category: All News,  Features

A word from Paul Bartholomew, Livestock Buyer for Vivers Scotlamb Ltd. “I’ve been very privileged to work for Vivers Scotlamb Ltd for the past 10 years, working alongside Livestock manager John Gibson, procuring around 5000 lambs per week, sold mainly

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Improving quality and income at Low West House

Thursday 27th June 2019
Category: All News,  Features

Producing improved lambs to meet market demands that sell sooner and for a better price was the reason for the switch to Beltex-sired lambs at Low West House Farm for the Beveridge and Cowton family. Gerard Beveridge bought the 227-acre

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Meeting the McQuistins and the Airyolland flock

Wednesday 5th June 2019
Category: All News,  Features

It is a name that hit the headlines in the last year by setting a new breed record of 65,000gns for a shearling ram named Airyolland Castro, but the Airyolland flock of Beltex has long established a reputation for breeding

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Raising awareness with the Esme Hope Flock

Thursday 30th May 2019
Category: All News,  Features

Two newcomers to the Beltex breed have been touched by the support they have received from fellow breeders while setting up a new flock in memory of their daughters. Having sadly lost their two daughters, Esme and Lilly, at just

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Beltex in focus at NSA North Sheep

Thursday 30th May 2019
Category: All News,  Features

Beltex genetics play a strong role in the breeding programme at Frankland Farms, the host farm of this year’s NorthSheep event run by the National Sheep Association. The biennial event, which will this year take place on Wednesday, 5th June,

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Birth Notifications & DNA Testing

Thursday 23rd May 2019
Category: All News

Reminder to all members that 2019 Birth Notifications must be received at the office by the 31 May.

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Trimming Days 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Northern

The Society has had notification of two Trimming Days organised already, bit like buses none happening then two in less than a month! Both days are led by Geoff & Carol Watson, where you can watch, learn listen and practice!

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Beltex setting records in New Zealand

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Category: All News

BREEDERS in New Zealand have been flying the Beltex flag and welcomed two new ram lamb record prices at its second sale held at the Gallagher family’s Rangiatea property in Mid Canterbury at the start of the month. With many

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E names for 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019
Category: All News

A few suggestions for those struggling to come up with names beginning with E…

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2019 Secondary Tag Colour – Northern Ireland

Thursday 14th February 2019
Category: All News,  Beltex Ireland

2019 Secondary Tag Colour – Northern Ireland  It has recently come to the Society’s attention that the colour Blue for this year’s secondary Tag Number is not allowed in Northern Ireland.  See extract below from DAERA’s Guidance for Keepers on

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Beltex remain involved in RamCompare – Winter update 2018

Thursday 20th December 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Beltex remain involved in RamCompare – winter update 2018. See how you can get involved.

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Beltex lambs dominate at LiveScot

Thursday 29th November 2018
Category: All News

It was a good day for Beltex breeders at LiveScot when they secured the majority of the top awards on offer at Scotland’s winter primestock show at Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark centre.

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Beltex sired lambs take all major prizes at the Scotish National Fat Stock Club and Premier Meat Exhibition – 15 & 18 November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Scotland

Beltex sired lambs take all major prizes at the Scotish National Fat Stock Club and Premier Meat Exhibition *Live Sheep Champions and Reserve *Carcass Champion and Reserve *Champion Export Carcass

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Beltex reign supreme at the English Winter Fair Stafford – 17 & 18 November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Northern

Beltex reign supreme at the English Winter Fair – November 17th – 18th 2018 *Supreme and Reserve Champion pair of lambs *Champion pair of purebred lambs *Champion and Reserve untrimmed lambs *RABI Champion single lamb *Reserve Champion and First prize

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Beltex Champion and Reserve at Agrifest South West – 7 November 2018

Wednesday 7th November 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex South West

Agrifest South West 7/11/18 – Supreme Champion a pair of Beltex lambs from Robert Garth and Sarah Priestley, Bentham, Lancs and Reserve Champion a pair of Beltex lambs from Dafydd Lewis, Carmarthan

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Beltex sired lambs reign supreme at AgriExpo Carlisle – 2 November 2018

Friday 2nd November 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Northern

Beltex sired lambs swept the board at AgriExpo 2/11/18 *Overall Supreme Champion and Continental Champions *Overall Reserve Champions and Rerserve Continental Champions *First prize pair of Young Farmers lambs *First prize single lamb *First prize young handler under 8yrs and

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Beltex Society Annual General Meeting

Friday 26th October 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Welcome to Kayley Kennedy as Breed Promotion Officer, and changes on Council as the Society welcomes Henry Jewitt and Andrew Bishop onto Council and incoming President Maimie Paterson.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Annual General Meeting – Friday 26 October 5.00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Queensferry Crossing Hotel, St Margaret’s Head, North Queensferry

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Carlisle Premier Sale 2018

Saturday 18th August 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

New Beltex Breed Record – Shearling Ram Airyolland Casto 65,000gns

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Carlisle Premier Sale Show

Wednesday 15th August 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Wales

Matthew Burleigh takes the Supreme Championship at the Pre-Sale Show

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Carlise Premier Sale

Monday 13th August 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Second Young Handlers class added for 2018
Class 5: Young Handlers (10 years and under) – Class 6: Young Handlers (11-16 years)

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Interbreed Champion at The Great Yorkshire Show

Monday 16th July 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central

Hackney Beltex dancing in the fields – Hackney Cancan took Interbreed Championship at the Great Yorkshire Show 2018

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Carlisle Premier Sale Ballot

Monday 9th July 2018
Category: All News

Record Entries of 1819 for the Society’s Premier Sale at Carlisle Thursday 16 – Friday 17 August 2018
Ballot now available

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Irish National Show 7 July 2018

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Ireland

Interbreed Champion breeder from Royal Highland Show to judge Irish Beltex National Championships at Omagh Show

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Beltex win Interbreed at the Royal Highland Show

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Scotland

Beltex win Interbreed Championship at the Royal Highland Show

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Welcome to the New Website

Monday 18th June 2018
Category: All News

Beltex Sheep Society new website now up and running, feed back welcome…

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Maedi Visna and Imported Animals

Friday 22nd June 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Accreditation for MV in countries other than the UK does not mean sheep are automatically eligible to join UK accredited flocks

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Bimeda UK Launch Targeted ‘Scab Control Awareness’ Regional Events

Wednesday 20th June 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Northern,  Beltex Scotland,  Beltex South West,  Beltex Wales

Bimeda UK further their commitment to responsible sheep scab control by hosting a nationwide road shows and welcome farmers, vets, SQPs and all with an interest in sheep health, welfare and productivity to attend.

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Showing Successes so far

Monday 18th June 2018
Category: All News,  Beltex Central,  Beltex Ireland,  Beltex Wales

Showing Season in full swing for Beltex Breeders

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