A switch of breeds has helped a County Durham couple increase their stocking rate and achieve top auction mart prices for their lambs, without reliance on concentrate feeding. Philip and Bev Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, Consett, noticed that Beltex cross lambs were attracting premiums of £15-£20/head in the marketplace, compared with other breeds and crossbreeds. See also: Keep up to date with the latest livestock sales news As a result, over the past 12 years they have bred out the Swaledales […]