Texel Breeder

North West
Texel Breeders’ Club

Chairman's Report 2012

Our year began with the "In – Lamb" sale at Chelford, trade was excellent throughout the sale, with the Champion Gimmer top price of 2500gns from the Sportsman's Flock of Charlie Boden.

As everyone reached the end of lambing, spring brought bad news to the club with the death of Mr. Pat Moore former president, committee member and a friend to many.  Pat provided valued service and support to the Club over many years. A lovely man, well respected, liked by all and a perfect gentleman.

On 18th May, 39 members and friends of the Club headed north to Aberdeen for the annual May social where we had a very enjoyable weekend.  A big thank you to all the flocks that hosted us throughout the visit, there kindness and hospitality was greatly appreciated. The sheep were exceptional and were a credit to all those involved.

The summer flock visit was to Procter's flock together with the Northern Area Club.  All members present enjoyed a tremendous show of sheep, which went on to win numerous of shows and sales.  The day ended as always at Procter's with a feast of hospitality, our thanks and gratitude to all at Procter's.

The "Elite" sale which was held on 11th August at Chelford, unfortunately coincided with the only spell of summer resulting in our sale being dampened by lack of buyers.  Continuing with sales, our new sale venue at Kendal's new auction mart on the edge of the M6 didn't materialize, unfortunately the auction mart wasn't completed in time; therefore after much deliberation we moved the venue to Lancaster Auction Mart which was a reasonable sale. The Clitheroe sale, again in the format of an evening sale, met with steady trade.

The year ended with the annual flock competition which was kindly judged by Steve Richardson of the Stonebridge flock.  The awards were announced at the winter social evening in November at the Farington Lodge Hotel, over 50 members and friends attending an exceptional enjoyable evening.

I would like to thank all members for their support to the club events during the year and especially the people who took active roles on behalf of the club.

Thank you.

Peter Woof
Chairman, North West Texel Breeders' Club

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