The two most important Dutch studbook organizations for Texel residents are the ‘Nederlands Texels Schapenstamboek (NTS)’ and the ‘Texels Schapenstamboek Noord-Holland (TsNH)’. The TsNH is active in North Holland, the NTS in the rest of the Netherlands. Two organizations that work closely together to improve the Texelaar. The members of both organizations breed registered Thoroughbred Texel breeders according to the rules and guidelines of these organizations. Important tasks for both studbooks are determining the breeding goal, registration and supporting the members in breeding and marketing Texel. Both the NTS and TsNH use the services of the NSFO for this.
The main activities of the Texel studbooks are:
identification and registration;
determination of the breeding goal;
setting up and executing breeding programs;
calculating breeding values;
publishing breeding information;
brokerage in purchase and sale;