The group which was established earlier in the year has been supplying top quality lambs for the Belgian market through Kepak, Athleague. This is exclusively for the progeny of purebred registered Texel or Beltex rams.
The bonus which adds up to an extra 30c / kg for U 2 & U3’s (up to 21.5kg presently) & 35c / kg extra for E2 & E3’s above R 3 grade price. This equates to €6 more for a 20 kg U2 or U3 lamb & €7 more for a 20 kg E2 or E3 lamb. Kepak presently kill for the group on Monday’s & Thursdays.
For anyone already using Texel & achieving top grades this is ready made for you.
One such farmer who joined the group is Peadar Coyle from Curlea, Curraghboy who has been very pleased with the results he has been getting from his Texel x lambs. Being a member he feels has been very beneficial.
Marie Dervin O Brien & husband Pat who farm at Kilnagralta, Mt Talbot also supply Kepak through the group. Pat puts the high amount of E’s & U’s down to consistent use of Pedigree Registered Texel rams & the breeding of replacements from these rams.
If you already use a pedigree Texel ram or intend to do so & are interested in the group please contact Donal at 0862254932 for further info or membership forms.
Don’t miss out on your chance to get into bonus territory. Think Texel. Think QualEUtex.