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‘Beltex are a meat machine… I find farmers who use a Beltex ram once will return’

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Today, he keeps 60 pedigree ewes – a mixture of Charollais, Beltex and Rouge – as well as 230 commercial ewes. “I had been using pedigree Beltex on my commercial ewes for 15 years and five years ago I decided to start breeding a few of them, bought a few pedigree Beltex and now I’ve 30 pedigree ewes,” he says.

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