Texel tups are top of the NI terminal sire league table so producing ‘practical’ rams is the aim of Larne, Co Antrim pedigree breeder Nigel Ross.
When still at school Nigel became involved in Texel breeding with his uncle Raymond Hall, who later moved to Scotland.
Thus in 2002 Nigel founded the Glenross flock with ewes from his uncle and an impressive Fairmount ram from veteran local Texel breeder Austin Shaw.
Over the years the aim has been to produce Glenross Texel rams that add value to lambs out of commercial flocks. Tups with length, good legs and an innate ability to sire lambs that finish efficiently at a good grade.
Today the award winning Glenross flock consists of up to 50 homebred ewes put to stock ram Curly Usher. Most sales are through Ballymena mart or in the yard often to repeat customers. Commercial lamb producers, who appreciate the consistent ability of Glenross rams to bring better genetics and extra income to their enterprises.
Throughout this lifelong interest in breeding better sheep Nigel has always turned to Volac products in the lambing shed be it high protein Lamlac milk replacer or Volostrum when faced with a lamb in urgent need of colostrum.
A 100% natural product Volostrum is 76% protein with equally impressive levels of oil and lactose to give the newborn a life saving energy boost. Nigel also finds Volostrum easy to mix, handy to use and proven to protect new arrivals from hypothermia and many deadly diseases.
For details contact Volac NI business manager Alistair Sampson tel; 078606 26442 or browse www.volac.com