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The Texel Sheep was bred over a hundred years ago as a crossbreed from indigenous marsh sheep and several British breeds, such as Leicester, Wensleydale and Lincoln. This resulted in a large, fast-growing and woolly sheep. Through effective selection, this breed of sheep has become the most heavily muscled meat sheep in the world. The Texel Sheep is a breed in which excellent carcass quality and great prolific qualities come together.
The Texel Sheep
- Most heavily muscled meat sheep in the world
- Excellent meat-to-bone ratio
- Low level of seam fat
- Great mothering abilities
- Produces 2 lambs a year