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Purebred Registered Texels - Breeding stock that works as hard as you do!

We are pleased to announce that the flock is under the new management of Asphodel Sheep Company. Todd and Jennifer Payne will continue to provide the sheep industry with the same great genetics at the same location in Norwood, Ontario. To enable a smooth transition, we will continue in a mentorship role, allowing you to have a continued source of quality breeding stock. We truly appreciate your past business and  trust that you will continue to source your replacement breeding stock from Todd and Jennifer Payne.
Sincerely, John and Eadie Steele

Please place your orders for 2020 early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Todd and Jennifer Payne at:
Todd's Cell phone: (705) 875-5904
Home number (705) 639-5243
email: asphodelsheep@gmail.com


Our goal for over 20 years has been to increase our customers' profits through the promotion of our proven performance recorded, health certified, and uniform sheep breeding stock. The recent addition of genetic markers identifying economic performance indicators, demonstrates our further commitment to genetic improvement. 

The Texel as a terminal sire breed is sweeping the country.  Texel cross lambs are early finishing so producers can take advantage of premium markets.  They have excellent feed conversion rates and high dressing out percentages of the carcasses.  Texel carcasses are leaner meeting modern consumer demands.  Across Canada, Texels and Texel cross lambs are consistently winning market lamb and carcass competitions, also commanding top dollar on the rail. Texel sired lambs are born with ease, are very lively, and have tremendous vigour, developing quickly to reach market at a young age.

All weights and scanning results are recorded on the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program. The Ultrasound Backfat scanning is done at the third lumbar vertebrae (base of the last rib). These figures are then submitted to GENOVIS for genetic evaluation. Only our top 15 yearling rams are offered for sale each year.

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Yearling Sons of New Zealand Sires -

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Breeding Stock that works as hard as you do!


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