A brief history of the Texel breed is here . . .

Our 100 ewe flock was founded in 1980 with a Newark ewe in-lamb to the noted French ram, Hors d'Ouvre. She was followed by four gimmers from the dispersal of a small flock based on Annan and Midhill blood lines.

900ft up in the Cotwolds, hardiness is yet another trait of Miserden Texels

Subsequent additions included a Sportsman's gimmer, a former champion at Chelford, and two Notgrove ewes with old French blood-lines, both in-lamb to Wholestone Yorkshireman - one of Elite Texel Sires' most successful reference rams.

Carcase quality has been the dominant factor in the choice of stock sires for the Miserden flock. Influential rams have included a son of Midhill Jacobite named Newark Liffy, Turin Ogle and later, Lindridge Wizard.

The flock produced the Supreme Champion Texel at the main NSA ram sale at Builth Wells in 1998 (see Awards), and is consistently placed at major shows, especially in Signet Performance Lamb classes.

Close attention is paid to maintaining top-class flock health. We are Scrapie Monitored, Enzootic Abortion Free (EAE Accredited) and MV Accredited.