Following events and missions organised by the NSA working with UKTAG and supported by DBT

British sheep genetics were exported to Paraguay where at The ‘Texel Fusion’ event which took place on 2nd June 2024, saw a new Paraguay record for a female sheep set at £10,191 (98 Million Paraguayan Guarani). This was the fourth edition of the fair organized by the ‘La Soñada’ and ‘Ña Vicenta’ flocks which took place at the Limpio fairground and broadcast by COPA TV.

“The auction of 100+ breeding females once again confirmed strong market interest – and a 100% clearance – in Texel genetics” said Ignacio Callizo, owner of La Soñada ranch.

Sale leader was the nine-month-old ewe Sonadora Margit 123 sired by Garngour Dunga, bred by Alan Clark, North Garngour, Lesmahagow, Scotland and out of La Teja 96. It is the result of last year’s importation of British Texel semen to ‘improve’ local flocks. Senor Callizo added: “We sold a third share of the animal we had in partnership with Juan Pablo Romero of Ña Vicenta at 31.2 Million, making the total value 98 Million, a historic price.” The buyer was Estancia Jasy Renda, new breeders in the breed.

Texels continue to demonstrate their value in producing lambs with improved conformation and carcase weight that the market is looking for.