Beltex News Category: Features

Producing quality prime lambs from hill ewes

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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