Commercial Corner

Pre-lambing ewe nutrition vital to cope with watery mouth challenge

Wednesday 16th February 2022

Ewe condition will be more important than ever this year to prevent watery mouth as sheep farmers battle antibiotic shortage. Focusing on pre-lambing ewe condition and nutrition will improve lamb health, reducing disease incidence, severity and reliance on antibiotics, says

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Welsh Winter Fair

Tuesday 30th November 2021

It was a dream debut at the Welsh Winter Fair on 29 and 30 November for Stamford’s Robert West when he triumphed over the other 390 pairs entered to secure the Supreme Champion title with a Beltex-sired pair at the

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LiveScot

Saturday 27th November 2021

Adding to the celebrations from the Premier Meat Exhibition the previous week, the Hall family from Inglewood Edge went on to secure the Butchers’ and Supreme Championships at LiveScot, held at Lanark Auction Market on 26 and 27 November. Their

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Royal Ulster Beef & Lamb Championship

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

A pair of three-quarter Beltex lambs landed the Supreme Champion ticket at the Royal Ulster Beef and Lamb Championship on 23 November for Andrew McCutcheon and son, Jamie. The duo, which headed up the lightweight class, are sired by the

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English Winter Fair

Sunday 21st November 2021

Making it an English Winter Fair debut to remember was Rebecca Armstrong, from Monkshide, Ledbury, with her pure-bred pair of lambs which went on to win the Supreme Championship at the event on 20 and 21 November. The pair of

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Scottish Premier Meat Exhibition

Friday 12th November 2021

It was a clean sweep for the Hall family from Inglewood Edge at the Scottish National Fatstock Club’s Premier Meat Exhibition event when they landed both the live and carcase Championships at the event held at Lanark Auction Market on

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AgriFest South West

Thursday 4th November 2021

Robert West got his winter prime lamb competition season off to a good start at AgriFest South West, claiming the Supreme honours with his winning Weights Pair at the event at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on 4 November. His winning

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Borderway Agri-Expo

Friday 29th October 2021

It was a triumphant start to the winter prime lamb show season for Beltex-bred lambs when a pair from the Hall family at Inglewood Edge claimed the Supreme Championship honours at the Borderway Agri-Expo, on 29 October. Not only was

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Beltex ram is top choice at Chapel Farm

Tuesday 10th August 2021

Taking the top ticket in the Society’s recent Commercial Flock Competition was a pen of commercial lambs from Bryan Fell who runs 750 ewes are Chapel Farm, near Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. Described by the judge, Joanne Hall, of

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Calton wins show and sale at Lanark

Wednesday 20th November 2019

At Lawrie and Symington’s annual show and sale of Beltex-sired lambs on Monday, 11 November, it was the winning pen in the Beltex cross any other breed 43kg and under from A & D Murray, Calton, that went on to

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Improving quality and income at Low West House

Monday 29th July 2019

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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Producing quality lambs from hill ewes

Monday 29th July 2019

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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Hexham Mart Beltex x Store Lambs – 10 August 2018

Friday 10th August 2018

Hexham Mart Beltex x Store Lambs – 10 August 2018 Judging this tremendous show of lambs this year was Mr K Harryman, Keskdale who placed M/s CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall first in the Other Continental class and Overall Champions. This

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Skipton Beltex Store Lambs – 8 August 2018

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Early wedding present for farming couple at Skipton Beltex show There was an early wedding present for soon-to-be-married farming partners Ian Moorhouse and Laura Hammond when they secured first prize in the annual Beltex-cross lambs show at Skipton Auction Mart.

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Beltex x Gimmers and Store Lambs in demand at Hopes Auction Wigton – July 28th 2018

Saturday 28th July 2018

Buyers travelled to Hopes Auction Wigton to secure Beltex commercial shearling gimmers. The trade exceeded expectations for an excellent selection of Beltex x shearling gimmers, the champion pen making £300 per head with the reserve champion pen at £250 per

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Beltex Carcass Qualities – Butchers prefer to buy Beltex Lambs which means that consumers are guaranteed a consistent product

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Butchers prefer to buy Beltex Lambs which means that consumers are guaranteed a consistent product Due to the high heritability of the double muscling traits of the breed Beltex rams have the ability to pass these characteristics on to commercial

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Harrisons Butchers Wigton use Beltex Lamb to meet customers requirements

Thursday 14th June 2018

Harrisons Butchers Wigton use Beltex Lamb to meet customers requirements Paul Harrison of Harrison butchers Wigton uses Beltex x carcasses to meet customers requirements – Paul said “our customers really appreciate the texture and flavour of the Beltex lamb we

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Editorial in Northern Farmer – June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

The Beltex Sheep Society has a membership of 800 and continues to grow – the society deals with registrations and promotes the breed with the production of a year book and members directory. Social media is used to promote the

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NSA Scotsheep – May 30th 2018

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Hoggs with Beltex sired lambs at NSA Scotsheep 2018 held on 30th May, at Kings Arms Farm, Ballantrae. Beltex Society Chairman John Harbinson commented “the sheep on the farm were outstanding and it was particularly pleasing to see an exceptional

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Beltex Hoggs at Hopes Auction Wigton – March 6th 2018

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Beltex Hoggs lead the trade at Hopes Auction Wigton on March 6th 2018

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