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Arkle provides the sparkle at Twilight Sale

The Wilkinson family’s Arkle flock provided the day’s top price at Friday’s Twilight Texel sale when selling a gimmer at 10,000gns.

Their sale topper WGA1603049, a Milnbank Vantastic daughter out of a Brackenridge Underdog dam and going back to Haddo Kingpin. She sold having been served by Aldan Adonis and with a recipient carrying a single embryo by Cornmore Ace. This one was knocked down to C Bellis, Brynford, Hollywell.

Second best at 3500gns was a gimmer from the Osborne family’s Durisdeer flock, ORD1605579, a twin-born gimmer by Procters U S President and out of a dam by Loosebeare Super Scot. She was sold in-lamb to Bradleys Agent Steel and was the pick of Robin and Caroline Orr, for the Halbeath flock, Fife.

Then making 2800gns was the best of the sale from the Loosebeare flock of the Quick family, QEL1606634. Sired by Strawfrank Wild Thing she is out of a Hull House Special Brew daughter and sold carrying to Brijon Youre The Boy. This one sold to Esmor Evans, Mold, Clwyd.

And five then traded at 1800gns, with the first two of these being from the Orr family’s Halbeath offering. First was ONH1600356, a Cambwell Trademark daughter out of a dam by Claybruy Teddy and in-lamb to the homebred Halbeath VIP. She sold to I W Slater, Ophir, Orkney.

The other from Halbeath at this money was ONH 1600400, a daughter of VIP out of a dam by Campsie VMD. She goes back to Haremoss Important and sold in-lamb to the 23,000gns Peacehay Ya Belter. Buying this one was Esmor Evans.

Next at 1800gns came two from the Arkle pen, with the first being WGA1602990, a Halbeath VIP daughter out of a dam by Finevalley Triple Crown and in-lamb to Cornmore Ace. She is a full ET sister to the 20,000gns Arkle You Bet and was knocked down to A E Harvard and Co, Sennybridge, Brecon.

And the other from the Wilkinsons at 1800gns was WGA1603034, an Aman Watcyn Wyn daughter out of a dam by Rascarrel Tiulouse. This one had been served by Midlock Yorkie and was bought by Archie Hamilton, Lanark, for the Smyllum flock.

The final 1800gns call came for one from Peter Woof’s Stainton consignment. This was WPS1600911, a daughter of the homebred Stainton Wasdale out of a dam by Sportsmans Tremendous and in-lamb to Knock Yankee. She sold with an index of 357, being bought by S Beachell, Driffield, Yorkshire.

Averages; Durisdeer five gimmers £1155, Alwent eight gimmers £538.13, Douganhill eight gimmers £538.13, Halbeath six gimmers £1295, Arkle and Ellen Valley nine gimmers £2298.33, Welsh two gimmers £367.50, four ewe lambs £892.50, one recipient £441, Crailloch three gimmers £647.50, Loosebeare three gimmers £1872.50, Llangwm one gimmer £420, two ewe lambs £446.25, Stainton eight gimmers £1076.25 (Harrison and Hetherington).


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