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For sale at Carlisle on Saturday 23rd September, 6 shearling ewes & 3 ram lambs. Also at NSA RAM SALE BUILTH WELLS on Monday 25th September 6 shearling ewes & 4 rams lambs.

Blue Texel Females, Shearling Ram and Ram Lambs available now for sale off farm. Well grown, good skins and conformation.

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Breeds come and go with fashion, while a few stick around to become the mainstay of the British sheep flock. But husband and wife team David and Jennifer Alexander believe the Blue Texel, with its conformation and ease of lambing, will be here to stay. Read the recent Farmers Guardian farm feature More

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Millside Wool

Millside Blue Texel wool has proved to be very popular this year and more and more craftworkers are finding out about it and trying it with their own specialist skills. For those who would like to work with Blue Texel wool but would like it as a finished product ready to knit with (instead of washing/carding
/spinning themselves) Jennifer sent away some of the Blue Texel Shearling Ewe fleeces to be processed into skeins of DK knitting wool. Advanced orders welcome as too are further enquiries about wool already carded ready for spinning or feltmaking. More

NSA Highland Sheep 2013

We attended NSA Highland Sheep at Dingwall Mart on Thursday 30th May. We felt that this would be an ideal opportunity to show people from the North of Scotland and the Islands our Blue Texel Sheep and their Crosses. Read our Report and Photos

Carlisle Blue Texel Sale
BLUE TEXELS at CARLISLE Saturday 24th September 2011 includes 3 Shearling Rams 4 Ram Lambs 3 Ewe Lambs from the MILLSIDE FLOCK

Kelso Ram Sale
Kelso Ram Sales We had a very successful day at Kelso with our Blue Texel Shearling Rams averaging £850 and our Lleyn Rams averaging £545. We also sold Blue Texel x Rouge Shearling Rams to £500.

New Blue Texel breed record price for a Millside ewe sold by auction.
Our Production Sale at Carlisle experienced a buoyant trade throughout selling to a top of 2600gns. Buyers included present Blue Texel breeders anxious to increase their stock and also a host of new breeders keen to acquire some of the quality stock on offer. Read More...

Blue Texel Society Sale at Worcester the three top priced animals sold were all sired by rams from the Millside Flock, firstly the Overall champion, a ram lamb from the Sams flock (A. Froggatt, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire). This upstanding lamb was by a son of our Jonsland ram JOJ – 4701N and out of a ewe bred by Iwan Evans, and sold for the top price of the day, 1700gns., to Heather McCurdie (MAC flock) based at Birdingbury, Rugby .

The next highest price was for the aged ram which was sold by Sarah Chambers from Devon (Shearstone flock) to Messrs. Watkins, Hereford for 1500gns. This 2011 Three Counties and Royal Welsh Show Champion was sired by a son of Craigalbert and out of a Millicomb ewe.

The third top price went to another ram lamb, this one shown by Glyndwr Arrowsmith, Hereford , sold at 1400gns. He was sired by a Craigalbert son and is out of a home bred ewe (Pen-Y-Bec flock.)

Royal Welsh Show 2011
At the Royal Welsh Show 2011, spectators witnessed the best ever show of Blue Texel sheep seen at Builth Wells. Classes were very well supported with a total entry of over 80 sheep and were ably judged by Mr Arfon Hughes. There was a tremendous interest around the ring both from present breeders and also from those thinking about becoming involved in the breed in the future.

A two-shear ram owned by Sarah Chambers from Devon and bred by Wallace and Heather McCurdie of the Mac Flock won the Overall Championship. This superb ram was sired by a ram from the Millside Flock and out of a Millcomb ewe.

The Female and Overall Reserve Champion at the show was a 2-shear ewe bred and owned by Dan and Janine Jones of the Jonsland Flock. Having previously taken the Overall Championship at the show in 2007 and again in 2010 they almost completed the hat trick. This classy ewe was sired by Jonsland Dan who was Champion as a Ram Lamb at the Royal Welsh in 2007 and was later purchased by the Millside Flock. Her dam, sired by the well known stock ram (Craigalbert) at Millside was purchased in 2008 and is out of one of the best ewes in the flock.

North Sheep 2011
Millside Blue Texels at Northsheep 2011

Northsheep 2011 proved to be a very successful day for Millside Blue Texels – our stand generated a tremendous interest and was busy all day with the stock on display being greatly admired Read more...


NSA Scotsheep 2010
"It's amazing who you can come across at events such as these!"