News

Changes to DNA Testing

Thursday 11th August 2022
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Following a meeting of the Beltex Sheep Society Council, concerns have been raised over spiralling costs to the membership. It has therefore been decided that DNA testing of stock rams and flushing ewes will, from 10 August 2022, be voluntary

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Beltex Premier Sale Ballot 2022

Monday 11th July 2022
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The ballot was drawn today for the Premier Sale 10 – 12 August 2022 Schedule – will be confirmed in the catalogue Wednesday 10 August Arrival of stock Thursday 11 August Arrival of stock and inspection.  Stock must be in

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Beltex plays integral role for Patrick Brolly

Sunday 29th May 2022
Category: Features

Beltex genetics play an integrant role in Patrick Brolly’s farming operation near Claudy, County Londonderry, where he runs a total of 500 ewes, the majority of which are put to the Beltex ram. Farming around 120 hectares in total alongside

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Hard work pays off for the Storys

Friday 27th May 2022
Category: Features

Hitting the high prices at sales will be every breeder’s ambition, but for Anne Story and her daughter Rachael, selling their shearling ram BorderEsk Finders Keepers for 30,000gns at the 2021 Premier Sale at Carlisle was the stuff dreams are

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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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The shows must go on!

Thursday 5th May 2022
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Summer shows will be making a very welcome return this year and here’s a wee look at your judges for the major shows.   Balmoral Show          Kevin Buckle          11-14 May I along

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Costs relating to Scrapie Qualifying Status reimbursed

Wednesday 30th March 2022
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Breeders who applied for Scrapie Qualifying Status prior to 31 December, 2021, will be able to reclaim some of their expenses thanks to the expansion of the Movement Assistance Scheme. Taking effect from 1 April, 2022, the support will include

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Survey launched to understand impact of rise in Schmallenberg virus

Wednesday 30th March 2022
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As the UK experiences a phase of heightened Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) risk, a new survey is now open for vet students on lambing placement to identify the prevalence of deformed lambs, which is an indicator of presence of SBV across

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Beltex Sheep Society moves to Pedigree Livestock Services

Wednesday 23rd February 2022
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The Beltex Sheep Society has appointed Cumbria-based Pedigree Livestock Services which is run by Andy Ryder to take on the complete administrative roles for the breed Society. Society Chairman Kevin Buckle said the current and long serving Society Secretary, Barbara

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Premier Sale August Carlisle Survey

Wednesday 19th January 2022
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Premier Sale dates after the recent AGM it was decided to run a survey regarding the days for the Premier Sale
Pre-Covid: Arrive Wed and sell Thurs & Fri OR Post-Covid: Arrive Thurs and sell Fri & Sat
Your response is important to the Council and Society

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