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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Prize-winning sheep breeders secure export deal for Little Whisker Badgerface Texels

Renowned sheep breeders, Janet and Andy Carson, Co Tyrone, have secured a lucrative export deal for their highly acclaimed Little Whisker flock of Badgerface Texels.

A number of handpicked females are set to accompany one ram to establish a new flock in La Coruna, Galicia.

The Carsons have enjoyed tremendous success with their Badgerface Texels since they founded their flock 2019 with the importation of foundation stock from the Netherlands.

The Badgerface flock, which they farm alongside their Blue Texel flock, has gone from strength to strength with meticulous attention to detail, a successful breeding programme and occasional additions from reputable flocks both on the mainland and from Dutch breeders.

The Little Whisker flock has earned a solid reputation for producing top notch sheep achieving many high prices to date in the sale ring.

Badgerface Texels

The popularity of Badgerface Texels continues to escalate as both pedigree and commercial sheep producers as their attributes of tremendous carcase, fine bone and wonderful temperament impresses farmers the length and breadth of the country.

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Their ability to produce quality, easily born lambs, with the majority mainly white when used in commercial flocks, is establishing them as a firm favourite.

In addition to their superior terminal traits, the breed also excels as a maternal producer, with milky females having the ability to produce top grading lambs and rearing them well.

The first export society sale of Badgerface Texels is set to take place at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Monday 28th August.

About the breed

According to a spokesperson for the Badger Face Texel Society, the breed is a medium sized sheep with a strong, powerful, muscled, well-proportioned long wedge-shaped body.

It should have an excellent topline with light to medium bone structure, pronounced muscling and long loin coupled with the unique leanness inherited from the original Texel sheep.

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