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419 Texels & Crossbreds

Arcadia, Ohio

 

Come on Down to the Farm!

18700 CR 216 Arcadia, OH 44804

419-722-7230

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Our Mission

Here at  419 Texels & Crossbreds  our mission is to promote the Texel breed and their unique qualities.  We also strive to produce a superior lamb product through our crossbred commercial flock for consumers that are raised economically and in an environmentally responsible way.

 

our lambs - our success

Our newest venture - the Texel/ Dorset cross.  Very Impressive!!

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everybody loves a little cuddle!

"Hope" a Texel yearling and her newborn ewe lamb

I think we will name her "Journey"

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'Pink'

Molly & Penny

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'Sweet Pea' at the show

'Wilma'

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2021 Lambing Season

Starting off with a BANG!

We started off the New Year the right way - with the delivery of our first lambs of 2021 in January 1st.   So far we have had 69 lambs hit the ground and we have 32 ewes yet to deliver!

Texel Cross Ram Lamb

Here is one of our January born ram lambs that is ready for a pasture of his own!!

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Power everywhere

 When you look over the tops of these lambs you can see the Texel influence popping out all over.  Strong, powerful and easy to raise.  See what 419 Texels & Crossbreds can do for you!

Texel/Suffolk Crossbreds

Here are a couple of the curious kids wondering why this crazy lady is chasing them around with a phone all the time!  They finally gave up and 'posed' for me!

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Purebred Texels

I had to chuckle at this picture because Hope, one of our ewe lamb Texels is always instigating and here it looks as if she is saying 'Who . . Me?"  Also, check out the Texel ram lamb beside her.  He exhibits so much power in his build.  I am really excited to see how he develops!

 
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2021 Show Season has begun

We decided to slide up the road to Findlay and attend the OSIA LEAD Jackpot show with our Texel breeding stock.  Original plan was to take our Ram Lamb "Deuces Wild", 2 ewe lambs "Serenity & Destiny' and 2 yearling ewes 'Summer' & 'Dolly".  I got 4 1/2 slick sheared and the clippers quit working!  I decided that the 2 ewe lambs were just to little yet to drag out to the show so off we went with the other 3.   It was a fun day with lots of good networking with fellow show attendees.  I really wish there would have been some Texels there so I could compare our stock with to see how they are doing.  But it was great to hear the positive comments from the judge who really liked them.  Next stop for me - Ohio State Fair!!

 

Our short show season

2020

Our show season was drastically reduced due to COVID-19.  Shows cancelled, fairs cancelled but we were lucky enough to get to a couple shows this year.  Not what we wanted but at least we had an opportunity to participate and had fun!

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2020 Ohio Youth Livestock Exhibition
Texel Ram Lamb
"Nitro"

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Texel Ewe Lamb
"Hope"

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2020 Ohio Youth Livestock Exhibition

Texel Yearling Ewe

"Pink"

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Our Breeding Stock

- The Boys -

Sargent Fury

"King" of the herd

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Little Man

our gentle giant!

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Nitro

Our first ram lamb born from our flock

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Major Magic

The new kid on the block!

 

Meet Our Ladies

'Thelma'

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'Sweet Pea' & 'Summer'

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'Cutie Pie

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'Pink

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'Violet'

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Hope

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Recipies You’ll Love

Amazing Lamb Dishes!

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Ingredients:

¾ teaspoon dried rosemary                         1 Tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon dried basil                                   ¼ cup minced shallots

½ teaspoon dried thyme                               1/3 cup balsamic vinegar **

4 lamb chops (3/4 inch thick)                      1 Tablespoon butter

                                Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl or cup, mix together the rosemary, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.Rub this mixture onto the lamb chops on both sides.Place them on a plate, cover and set aside for 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Place lamb chops in the skillet and cook for about 3 ½ minutes per side for medium rare or continue to cook to your desired doneness. (don’t overcook!!)Remove from the skillet and keep warm on a serving platter.

  3. Add shallots to the skillet and cook for a few minutes just until browned.Stir in vinegar, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the skillet.Stir in the chicken broth.Continue to cook and stir over medium-high hear for about 5minutes until the sauce has reduced by half.Remove from heat and stir in butter.Pour over lamb chops and serve.

**Substitution for Balsamic Vinegar – 1 Tablespoon cider or red wine vinegar and ½ teaspoon sugar

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4 lamb chops
1 T. olive oil
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 med onion – quartered
4 potatoes
1 # green beans
1/2 cup water
Salt & pepper to taste
Place all in crock pot and cook on low at least 8 hours.  I place the pork chops in the crock pot frozen.
Can also be made with a roast.  Place this in the crock pot frozen as well but increase the cooking time to 12 hours.

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SPICY AMERICAN LAMB MERGUEZ

& TOMATO COTTAGE PIE


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound American lamb Merguez sausage (ground American lamb is a perfect substitute)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 medium-to-large carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes

  • 1/2 cup chives for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large sauté pot, brown the American lamb Merguez sausage in the olive oil with the onions and garlic over medium heat. Add the spices and continue cooking 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, carrots, and flour. Stir to combine, then add the broth or water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer to thicken.

Once the mixture has thickened, turn the heat off and set aside. Pour the contents into your pan of choice. You may end up with about a cup of filling left over if using a deep dish pie plate. Spoon the mashed potatoes over top of the spicy tomato and lamb stew. Place on a rimmed baking tray and bake uncovered 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes have taken on a golden color and the stew underneath is bubbling. Once finished baking, allow to cool 15 minutes before serving. Top with chopped chives to finish.

Come back often to see new recipes added as I test them in the kitchen!