The College Pedigree Texel Flock Sale
Monday 12th January 2015
The College Texel flock topped at 3200gns twice and saw a fantastic average of £1013 for 123 females sold for Ted & Harry Fox at Carlisle on Monday 12th January.
One of the leaders at the sale was a two crop ewe (FHE1206241) sired by Stonefieldhill Incredible and bred out of a Fachell Jolly daughter. She sold in lamb to the great Brackenridge Strongbow ram who is jointly owned with Messrs Watson of the Brijon flock. Successful buyers were Procters Farms Ltd of Clitheroe for their Procters flock.
The other top priced entry was a shearling gimmer (FHE1308497) also heading to Procters Farms Ltd. This gimmer, a Grey Peel Rambo daughter and out of a Scrainwood Landmark bred mother, also sold in lamb to Brackenridge Strongbow.
Following at 2,400gns was the first of two entries. A three crop daughter (FHE1105932) of Midlock Pavarotti and going back to Stonefield Jenson on her mothers side of the pedigree, also sold in lamb to Brackenridge Strongbow. She now joins the Tartan flock for RB Templeton of Strathaven, Lanarkshire.
At the same money was a gimmer (FHE1308533) by Brackenridge Strongbow and carrying noted lines as Fachell Jigsaw, Midlock and Noresk Brigadier through her mothers pedigree. She sold in lamb to Cambwell Viceroy II and also travels to Procters Farms Ltd.
Close behind at 2,200gns was a pair of shearling gimmers. The first (FHE1308542) is an ET daughter of the great Brackenridge Strongbow and out of a Stonefieldhill Jenson sired mother. She sold carrying lambs to Cambwell Viceroy II and also heads to join the Procters Flock.
A few lots later saw the other gimmer sell for the same money (FHE1308488). Also by Brackenridge Strongbow and bred from a Midlock Pavarotti sired mother, she sold in lamb to Cambwell Viceroy II and goes to Thomas & Victoria Illingworth of Lockerbie for their Glenrock flock.
A trio of ewes all sold for 2000gns a piece. The first was (FHE1206234) a Millend Rucass sired daughter and carries noted bloodlines through her mothers pedigree as Bettonfield Janitor, Douganhill Ferrari and Haddo Cracker. She sold in lamb to Brackenridge Strongbow and was knocked down to Procters Farms Ltd.
The second ewe selling for the same price was (FHE1206237) a 2 crop ewe by Stonefieldhill Incredible. She is out of a daughter by Fachell Jigsaw and also sold carrying Strongbow bred lambs. She was purchased by Michael Dent for his Frosterley flock based near Bishop Auckland.
The third entry at 2,000gns was (FHE1000063) a Loosebeare Perry daughter going back to Forkins Jewel on her mothers side and also carries Brackenridge Strongbow lambs. Successful buyer was Nick Woodmass for his Harene flock, near Carlisle.
HARRISON & HETHERINGTON LIMITED, CARLISLE
Averages – 52 shearling gimmers £1027.79, 71 ewes £1003.42, 123 head £1013.72.