Terminal-sired lambs are now hitting specification four weeks earlier since Cumbrian farmers Patrick, Robert and Rowena Morris-Eyton, switched breeds. Flock data at Beckside Farm, Millom, shows lamb daily liveweight gains for 2015 were 100g/day higher on Abermax-cross lambs than Texel-cross lambs from their home-bred North of England Mules. But this isn’t the only breed change at Beckside, where the Morris-Eytons are also in their second year of crossing their pure Swaledales drafts to an Aberfield instead of a traditional Bluefaced Leicester. […]