Formed in 1974 the British Texel Sheep Society has grown into the largest registry of Pedigree Texel sheep anywhere in the world. Today 2,000 Texel official breeders birth notify around 55,000 lambs with 20,000 females and 1,500 males going onto full pedigree registration annually. The Society and its nineteen regional clubs market some 12,000 breeding rams through 35 sales throughout the UK.
The Society is proud to be a founder shareholder of BASCO Data Ltd. A proven successful partnership between Breeder Organisations and Technologists from the Scottish Agricultural College and Signet Farm Business Consultancy. Primarily established to benefit sheep and beef pedigree recording, performance recording and to assist in breed development and improvement programmes. Through the society’s involvement and investment the public datatbase provides a focal point for information and dissemination of Texel breed pedigree and performance data across the livestock industry.