Innovation in Action – CIEL supported industry-led research

Breeding for production and function – supporting early adoption and implementation of genomic data into Texel genetic improvement.

 

The Challenge

The Texel is a highly adaptable breed. AHDB’s 2021 GB Breeds Survey showed that more than 27% of all rams used in GB were Texels, and 26% of all ewes were  mated to Texel rams.

Approximately 2.6% of the national flock was purebred Texel and 15% of crossbred ewes were found to be Texel sired. Overall, the breed and its crosses represented 12% of all ewes in GB.

 

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