One of the biggest challenges in raising grass fed livestock is finding the right genetic types to thrive on pasture. This has most certainly been the case for us over the last few years with our lamb flock. As an avid champion for grass fed ruminants and due to my love of lamb, the need to overcome this challenge, if we were going to raise lamb again in 2016, caused me some sleepless nights!
I am happy to report, after countless phone calls, research, and good old networking, that we have found a source for Texel lamb. Texel sheep are originally from the island of Texel in the Nertherlands. These lamb are known for their great muscling ability. They are hardy, tough and docile and thrive in grass based systems.