Beltex News Category: Features

Beltex is key at Briggsy’s Butchers

Saturday 21st May 2022
Category: Features

Briggsy’s Butchers is based in the Scottish market border town of Jedburgh and owned by young forward-thinking butcher 23-year-old Ryan Briggs, who says “Beltex lamb is key to the success of our business.” Customers return to purchase our lamb as

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Meet the Butcher: Philip Parkin

Friday 21st May 2021
Category: Features

Philip Parkin of Parkin Family Butchers, 5 Market Place, Howden, E Yorkshire says “Beltex lamb is all meat, a real treat”. Philip Parkin sources Beltex cross lambs to sell through the family butchers shop in Howden. Philip Parkin says: “There

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Beltex prove their worth at West Park

Thursday 22nd April 2021
Category: Features

Producing top quality stock is very much a family affair for the Rattrays from West Park, Auchterarder, who believe they have found the ideal in the Beltex. David and Jean Rattray, sons Michael and Paul and daughter, Sarah farm 250

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Meet the Butcher: Gareth Ward

Wednesday 21st April 2021
Category: Features

Gareth Ward, the chef owner of Michelin-starred Ynyshir Restaurant Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth, credits Beltex lamb as one of the most memorable dishes on his menu, and as one of the reasons people return to savour meals from the multi-course menu.

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Matthew Burleigh presented with Smyths Daleside Trophy

Thursday 21st January 2021
Category: Features

At the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club In-Lamb Christmas sale at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart in December a special presentation was made to Kinawley-based Beltex breeder, Matthew Burleigh, for setting a new auction record price of 45,000gns for his ram lamb,

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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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Meet the Auctioneer: Glyn Owens

Saturday 21st September 2019
Category: Features

Lamb producers in North Wales looking to hit premiums of 40p to 50p per kg are turning to the Beltex breed, the modern sheep for the modern market, as it fits the specifications of both the export buyer and the

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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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Scotland to China

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Category: Features

William Hiddleston approached the Society for support for a trip to China with the Scottish Young Farmers – this was granted by Council on the condition that we had a report back, so here it is….. My name is Billy

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