The final National Texel Sale of the season, the English National at Worcester, wrapped up a successful fortnight’s trading for breeders, with ram lambs peaking at 7000gns and averaging £976.84 for 185 sold, a rise of £40 on the year with 18 more sold. Shearling tups, meanwhile, levelled the day at £829.50, a lift of more than £81 on the 2015 fixture, leaving vendors in buoyant mood.
Heading up the male prices was the male champion and overall champion from the pre-sale show, Sportsmans Yolo, a Strathbogie Whiplash son out of a dam by Cairnam Talisman and sold with an index of 310. This one from Charlie Boden was the pick of David Chambers for the Twelve Oaks flock, Northamptonshire.
Second best of the day was a 6500gns call for John Leith’s Cornmore Young Hustler. This son of the homebred Cornmore Vidal is out of a Cambwell bred dam by Cambwell Laird and was knocked down to Paul Johnson for the Corriecravie flock, Stoke-On-Trent.
Charlie Boden was then back in the money taking 5800gns for Sportsman’s Yamaha, a member of the first prize winning group of three by Strathbogie Whiplash and a full ET brother to the pre-sale champion. He sold with an index of 285 and was bought by Henry Ashley and family for the Lincs flock, Boston.
Following that came a brace of 5000gns calls, with both of these bids made by Stephen Cobbold, Acton, Suffolk for the Lavenham flock. The first to head back to Suffolk with Mr Cobbold was one of the fancied lots, Strathbogie Yankee Doodle from Jim Innes. Sired by Millar’s Windbrook he is out of a dam by Strathbogie Untouchable.
The other at this level and bought by Mr Cobbold was the best of the day from Peter Woof’s Stainton flock. Out of a dam by Sportsmans Tremendous he is by Hexel Wildcard and carries and index of 383.
Then making 3500gns was George Wilkinson’s Ellen Valley Yoyo, a Stainton Winchester son out of a dam by Kiltariff Stig. This lamb with an index of 398 was sold in a two-way split to Nigel Gibbs for the Bettonfield flock and the Goodwin family for the Alcaston flock.
Another lamb from the Wilkinson family, this time from their Ankle flock then came close at 3400gns. This was Ankle Young Man, a Whitehart Wanted son out of a dam by Cambwell Rob Roy. He was bought by James Kimber and family for their Drum flock and has an index of 255.
A brace then went at 3200gns, with the first being Procters Yeoman from Procters Farm under the stewardship of flock manager Jeff Aiken. He is by Glenside Whiskey Galore and out of a dam by Tophill Union Jack and was bought by the Lockhart family, Norfolk.
Also selling for 3200gns was Alwent Yankee from the Nesbitt family. He is by Plasucha Will-I-Am and out of a dam by Goldies Supreme. Selling with an index of 374 he was knocked down to Messrs Morgan, Llangorse, Brecon.
And making 3000gns was Stainton Yasin from Peter Woof. Another son of Hexel Wildcard he is out of a dam by Anglezarke Uno and was bought by Paul and Baillie O’Connor for their Drumgooland flock, Northern Ireland.
Next best at 2800gns was another from the Procters consignment, Procters Yankee. This son of Glenside Whiskey Galore is out of a Haddo Ringleader daughter and was bought by Robert Cockburn with an index of 336.
John Leitch took a 2600gns call then for Cornmore Yeovil. He is sired by the homebred Cornmore Willy The Kid and is out of a dam by Sportsmans Viva Las Vegas, with this one selling to Esmor Evans, Mold.
Just shy of that at 2500gns was Gordon Gray’s best of the day, Ettrick Ygorra, an Ellen Valley Warlord son out of a dam by Plasucha Tiger. He sold with an index of 410 to G E Lloyd and Sons, Heyhope, Knighton.
And a pair then realised 2400gns, with the first being the Quick family’s Loosebeare Yorkie. Sired by Loosebeare Voomer he is out of a dam by Loosebeare Saviour and sold in a two-way split to John Sinnett, Stockton and Ed Samuel, Hendre.
Taking the second call at this level was Whitehart Your Round from Nicola Hartwright. Sired by Loosebeare Ultimo he is out of a dam by Humeston River Dance and also headed back to North Wales with Esmor Evans.
ArkleYardmaster from the Wilkinsons then made 2200gns. A son of Aman Watcyn Wyn he is out of a dam by Cambwell Rob Roy and found a new home with D Morley, Clipston, Market Harborough.
And then at 2100gns was another from Gordon Gray, Ettrick Yorkie. This one is a full ET brother to the 2500gns Ettrick lamb and was bought by Messrs Sym for the Callerton flock, Northumberland.
Two then traded at 2000gns, the first of which was Cornmore Yarn Tail from John Leitch. He’s by Ankle Winston and out of a Tullylagan Tonka daughter and was bought by Barbara Smith for the Slapton flock.
The second to make this money was Sportsmans Yankee II from Charlie Boden. Sired by Strathbogie Whiplash he is out of a dam by Milbank Ur The Boy and was taken by Paul Castle for the Ulmus flock.
Average; 185 ram lambs £976.84 (McCartneys).
Shearlings reach 3500gns high
Shearling rams sold to a top call of 3500gns for Whitehart Whistleblower from Nicola Hartwright. This son of Languid The Gaffer is out of a dam by Humeston River Dance and was the pick of M A Jones, Clun, Craven Arms.
The next best bid of 2800gns was for another from the same pen, Whitehart Wrestler. He’s by Cherryvale Shergar and out of a dam by Hendre Oh Boy, with this one being bought by P and M Miller, Honeybourne, Evesham.
John Vaughan then took 2000gns for Vorn War’Orse, a Vorn Vaurus son with an index of 514 and out of a dam by Avon Vale Real Deal. He was taken by John Sinnett, Stockton.
And the Chave family then made 1720gns of their best, Peachy Whisky Mac. This Peachy Untouchable son is out of a Scolton Panther daughter and sold to D M Blakemore, Pavenham, Bedford.
And another from the same home then made 1700gns. This was Peachy White Lightening, another by Ultimate and this time out of a Fachell Outlook daughter. He fell to a final bid from R E Davies, Yockleton, Shrewsbury.
Average; 50 shearling rams £829.50 (McCartneys).
New 16,000gns shearling ewe centre record at Worcester
This evening’s shearling ewe sale at the English National Sale, Worcester, saw a new centre record price of 16,000gns paid for a gimmer from Stuart Currie’s Beautry flock, on an evening which saw 81 gimmers sell to level at £1002.69, a rise of £197.34 on last year’s fixture.
Leading the way was a gimmer which had been the talk of the market ahead of the sale and had been previously shown at Great Yorkshire Show. This was CUB1501219, a single born daughter of Loosebeare Voldemort out of a dam by the homebred Beautry Taz. She was subject to a fierce bidding battle after an opening bid of 2000gns, before finally being knocked down at 16,000gns to Paul Tippetts, Shifnal, Shropshire.
Second top of the eveing at 6200gns was the pre-sale female champion and reserve overall champion from Robert Cockburn’s Knap flock, CKP1500173. Offered late in the sale she is by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold and out of a dam by Knock Papoose. Buying this one were Geoff and Eifion Morgan, BlaenCar, Sennybridge.
Then making 4800gns was Stuart Currie’s second of the evening, CUB1501158. This one is again by Loosebeare Voldemort and out of a dam by Beautry Panama. She joined her flock mate on the trailer to Shifnal with Paul Tippetts taking this one too.
Following her at 4200gns was the next from Robert Knap, CKP151500182. This Tuborg Gold daughter is out of a Springwell-bred dam by Tullylagan Keystone. She was bought by G J and J E Williams, Brecon, for the Padest flock.
A 2700gns call came next with this paid for one from the Forkins flock of Alastair Gault. This was GAF1501328, a daughter of Glenside Valhalla out of a dam by Duncryne Ringmaster. This one sold to Stephen Cobbold, Acton, Suffolk.
And a 1900gns bid was came after that for a gimmer from Messrs Bradley’s Far Hey flock, BRF1500253. She’s an ET bred daughter of Anglezarke Uno out of a dam by Sportsmans Tremendous II. She was bought by A E Jones, Ynystoddee, Gwynfe.
The Jones family then bought the next best selling gimmer, with this one coming from Gordon Gray’s Ettrick flock. This was GGH1505022, a Castlecairn Vital Spark daughter out of a dam by Glenside King A Ding. She was knocked down at 1250gns.
Just shy of that at 1220gns was David Hoguhton’s best from the Tophill flock, HPH1500799. Sired by Glenside Vavroom, she is out of a Milnbank Spunky daughter and sold to Emily Collings, Treburley, Cornwall.
And collecting an 1150gns bid was David Gray. This gimmer from the Tima flock, GCT1505307, is by a full ET sister to the 1250gns Ettrick gimmer and stood second and reserve female champion in the pre-sale show. She was taken by Messrs Draper for the Claybury flock, Shrewsbury.
The final bid at 1000gns or more came when David Prince sold YDP1500994 from the Stonedge flock. This Clinterty USA daughter is out of a dam by Goldies Supreme and was bought by Mark James, Milford Haven.
Average; 81 gimmers £1002.69 (McCartneys).
Sportsmans ram lamb leads pre-sale show at English National Sale, Worcester
The winner of the open ram lamb class, Sportsmans Yolo from Charlie Boden and family took the championship in the pre-sale show at the English National Sale, Worcester, with this lamb being a son of Strathbogie Whiplash out of a dam by Cairnam Talisman.
Standing reserve in the show was the female champion from Robert Cockburn, CKP1500173, an ET bred gimmer by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold and out of a dam by Knock Papoose.
Reserve male champion was the winner of the shearling ram class, Peacehay White Lightening from the Chave family. This Peacehay Untouchable son is out of a dam by Fachell Outlook.
In the females the reserve champion was the second prize gimmer from David Gray’s Tima flock. This was GCT1505307, a Castlecairn Vital Spark daughter out of a dam by Glenside Ring A Ding.
1 – Robert Cockburn’s CKP1500173
2 – David Gray’s GCT1505307
3 – David Houghton’s HPH1500799
4 – Beth and Jack Gault’s GCN1501467
5 – Alastair Gault’s GAF1501328
1 – Messrs Chave’s Peacehay White Lightening
2 – Nicola Hartwright’s Whitehart Wrestler
3 – Messrs Helyer’s Langford Wottywot
4 – Stelfox Farms’ Stelfox Warwick
5 – Messrs Warnock’s Tumble Tye Warnock Wonder
Novice Ram Lambs
1 – Michael Leggat’s Foreman Hill Yoshi
2 – B and J Newton’s Moorgate Yeoman
3 – Mark and Val Collins’ Logram Yangtze
4 – William Phillips’ Lower Eggleton Yousless Speller
5 – James Theyer’s Clanfield Young Gun
Open Ram Lambs
1 – Boden and Davies’ Sportsmans Yolo
2- Robbie Wilson’s Milnbank Yesman
3 – Procters Farm’s Procters Yeoman
4 – Peter Woof’s Stainton Yasin
5 – Jim Innes’ Strathbogie Yankee Doodle
PRT Ram Lambs
1 – J and H Clark’s Garngour Yankee
2- Gordon Gray’s Ettrick Ygorra
3 – Claybury Texels’ Claybury Yorick
4 – Peter Woof’s Stainton Yogorra
5 – George Wilkinson’s Ellen Valley Yoyo
Group of Three
1 – Boden and Davies
2 – Robbie Wilson
3 – Gordon Gray