British Livestock represented at Indagra, Romania

British-bred sheep were the star attraction at Indagra, Romanian's largest agriculture show attended by 60,000 visitors in Bucharest 25-29 October 2017.

 British Livestock Pavilion

British Livestock Pavilion

Supported by AHDB & the British Livestock Genetics Consortium (BLG), the British Livestock marquee exhibited two British Charollais (2 ram lambs) and six Suffolks (1 shearling ram and 5 ewe lambs) from Robert Gregory's Edstaston flock, Shrewsbury and Jim & Irene Fowlie's Essie flock, Aberdeen respectively.

 Carroll Barber, Richard Saunders, Jonathan Barber & Robert Gregory

Carroll Barber, Richard Saunders, Jonathan Barber & Robert Gregory

 Richard Saunders & Irene Fowlie (centre) pictured with the Essie Suffolk sheep buyers

Richard Saunders & Irene Fowlie (centre) pictured with the Essie Suffolk sheep buyers

This strong British presence included Carroll & Jonathan Barber (CST performance Ram Marketing), Jean-Pierre Garnier, Export Manager AHDB together with Richard Saunders & Henry Lewis representing BLG.

 British Suffolk & British Charollais sheep on display

British Suffolk & British Charollais sheep on display

With an important sheep sector (10 million ewes), Romanian sheep farmers are looking for breeds which produce quick-growing, fast-finishing lambs with the ability to add muscle and increase lambing percentage when crossed onto local sheep like the indigenous Turcana.

 J-P Garnier & Richard Saunders

J-P Garnier & Richard Saunders