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English National Sale – 2012

English National Show & Sale – Worcester

Champion Takes 6000gns Top Call at English National Sale

288 Mellor Vale Tomahawk 6000gns
Mellor Vale Tomahawk

The champion from the pre-sale show, Charlie Boden’s ram lamb Mellor Vale Tomahawk (BCM1200139 ) took the top price of 6000gns at yesterday’s English National Texel sale, Worcester, with this son of 25,000gns sire Milnbank Special One (LYM1100405) selling to James and Hannah Draper’s Claybury flock, Shropshire.

Having won the open ram class on Monday afternoon Tomahawk went on to take the male and overall championships under judge Steve Smith of the Penparc flock, Welshpool. Tomahawk, an ET bred lamb is out of a dam by Clougher President (CVC09028) and had been much admired in the pre-sale show.

273 Sportsman’s Thunder 3500gns
Sportsman's Thunder

Following him at 3500gns was another lamb from Mr Boden, this time from his Sportsman’s pen. This was Sportsman’s Thunder (BGS1200532), another by Special One, which sold at 3500gns. Another ET bred lamb, this one is out of a dam by Mellor Vale Officer (BCM08023) and sold to Andrew and Becky Bishop, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire.

200 Milnbank Thatcher 3400gns
Milnbank ThatcherMilnbank flock, Aberdeenshire. This was Milnbank Thatcher (LYM1200663) a son of Glenside Razzle Dazzle (FPG1000055) out of a dam by Castlecairn Provost (RNA09619) which had been part of the first prize winning group of three. He sold in a two-way split to Andrew Meredith, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and Nigel Gibbs, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

220 Arkle Tyson 3300gns
Arkle Tyson

And then selling for 3300gns was Arkle Tyson (WGA1201135) from the Wilkinson family. Sired by Larahill Shamrock ,Tyson is out of a dam by Wardhall Nicefella (MLW07114) and had been the third place performance recorded lamb in the pre-sale show. Buying him were a quintet of breeders, Messrs Hobbs, Dunnford, Power, Houldey and Martyn.

327 Scholars Turbo 2700gns
Scholars Turbo

A 2700gns bid followed that, with this money paid for Scholars Turbo (YWM1200051) the very last lamb in the catalogue. This son of Gyrhos Rambo (RUJ1000019) is an ET brother to Mr McCaffrey’s ewe lamb which was reserve female champion at the Royal Welsh earlier this year. He is out of a dam by Mellor Vale Masterpiece (BCM06007) and was knocked down to Colin and Wendy Philips for their Powerhouse flock, Herefordshire.

After that came a 2600gns sale for Nicola Hartwright’s Whitehart Top Gear (HWN1200879) a son of Cherryvale Shergar (GCN1100382) He is out of a dam by Broomknowes Lion King (GWB05110) and out was the choice of R M and G L Watkins when buying for their Millend flock, Herefordshire.

Taking a 2300gns bid was another from the Whitehart flock, Whiteheart Taylor Made (HWN1200882). This Humeston River Dance (GIH1000033) son is out of a dam by Hendre Lionheart (SJE05116) and had been eighth in the novice ram lamb class. He was bought by the Quick family for their Loosebeare flock, Devon.

Two then sold at 2200gns, with the first being Robert Laird’s best of the day from the Cambwell flock, Cambwell Thunder (LTC1201036) Sired by Sportsman’s Supreme (BGS1100303) and an ET maternal brother to the 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy (LTC1000028) and 28,000gns Cambwell Socrates (LTC1100512) this one was bought by Henry Ashley for the Lincs flock, Lincolnshire.

Second at this price was Blaencar Top Gun (YME1200732) from Geoff Morgan, Sennybridge. Top Gun is an ET son of Knock Orion (HAK08955) out of a Courthill-bred dam by Baltier Nailer (FEB07712) He sold to S A and B M Bennett, St Austell, Cornwall, and had been third in the novice class in the pre-sale show.

The final lamb at 2000gns or more came when Robbie Wilson sold Milnbank Tonto (LYM1200677) a substitute, at exactly that figure to David and Thomas Bradley-Farmer, East Meon, Hampshire. Tonto is a son of Glenside Razzle Dazzle (FPG1000055) and is a three quarter brother to Robbie’s 3400gns lamb, also being out of a dam by Castlecairn Provost (RNA09619).

Shearling rams

379 Whitehart Stig 2060gns
Whitehart Stig

Taking the best price in the shearling rams and topping a very successful day for the Whitehart flock was Nicola Hartwright with Whitehart Stig (HWN1100441) a Hendre Oh Boy (SJE085037) son out of a dam by Broomknowes Lion King (GWB05110) He sold at 2060gns to Gethin Probert, Leominster, Herefordshire.

Selling for 2000gns was another from the same home, Whitehart Special Edition (HWN1100590) a Humeston River Dance (GIH1000033) son out of a dam by Ellen Valley Nemesis (YGW071578). He found a new home with M A Jones, Clun, Craven Arms.

And at 1800gns was Roxburgh Strut from John Elliot. This Drinkstone Peacemaker (PJP09040) son is out of a dam by Lumbylaw Malton (ORL06083) This one was bought by A and J Hughes, Marlsborough Farm Ltd, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The selling at 1500gns was Clun Statesman (WSF1100845) from A E Williams and Son. This is a Clun Panther (WSF09739) son out of a dam by Clun Kojak (WSF04156) and was knocked down to Messrs Baker Bros, Beaworthy, Devon.

Averages; 150 ram lambs £823.76, 43 shearling rams 764.42 (McCartneys).

Texel gimmers sell to 5100gns at Worcester

Texel gimmers sold to a high of 5100gns the English National Texel sale at Worcester on Monday evening for an Allanfauld Rockafella (XMM1000014) daughter from Steve Richardson and family’s Stonebridge flock, Barnsley.

76 Stonebridge 5100gns

Their sale leader, on an evening which saw a 79% clearance, was RSS1100093 out of a dam by Rascarrel Nightlife (MTR07235) and was subject to an intense bidding battle between Mike and Melanie Alford and William McCaffrey, with the Alfords, Devon, coming out on top.

A few lots earlier at 2100gns was a gimmer from David Chambers’ Twelve Oaks flock. This was CT01100170, a gimmer by Glenside Royal Scot (FPG1000070) and out of a dam by Claybury Nimrod (DHL071009). She sold to Esmor Evans, Mold, for the Maerdy flock.

42 Beautry 1700gns

Then trading at 1700gns was the female and reserve overall champion from the pre-sale show, Stuart Currie’s gimmer from his Beautry flock by Procters Oswald (PFD08392). This one, CUB1100251, is out of a dam by Millar’s Omen (VMG08575) and has an index of 177. Buying her was R Warren.

And selling at 1500gns was another gimmer by Allanfauld Rockafella (XMM1000014) this time from Jennifer Lodge’s Heyworth Lodge flock. This one, LSH1100104, is out of a dam by Haddo Neptune (KWJ071122) and sold to D Morley, Clipston, Leicestershire.

Average: 68 gimmers £627.58


English National Texel Sale Show results

Shearling ewes

1 – Stuart Currie, Beautry – CUB1100251

2 – Gordon Gray, Ettrick – GGH1101081

3 – S and S Richardson, Stonebridge – RSS1100093

4 – D and J Chambers, Twelve Oaks – CTO1100170

5 – P K Woof, Stainton – WPS1100196

Shearling rams

1- E W Quick, Loosebeare – Loosebeare QEL1101277

2 – P and L Phillips, Kimbolton – Kimbolton Statesman – PPK1100122

3 – F H Chave and Son, Peacehay – Peacehay Shottle – CFP1100107

4 – Trinidad Investments, High Weald – High Weald Spartan – TDV1100508

5 – G L Riby, Stonehills – Stonehills Song – RKS1100361

Novice ram lambs

1 – Clark Farms, Teiglum – Teiglum Twister – CFT1201745

2 – S and S Richardson, Stonebridge – Stonebridge Thomas – RSS1200194

3 – E G Morgan, Blaencar – Blaencar Top Gun – YME1200732

4 – Cameron Gauld, Cairnam – Cairnam Twenty Twelve – GCF1201122

5 – Michael Leggat, Maka – Maka Troy – LMG1200056

Open ram lambs

1 – C Boden, Mellor Vale – Mellor Vale Tomahawk – BCM1200139

2 -G L Riby, Stonehills -Stonehills Tic Tac – RKS1200560

3 – Thomas MacTaggart, Rascarrel – Rascarrel Tiulouse – MTR1200366

4 -S D Evans, Fourtiacre – Fourtiacre Tonto – EFL1200106

5 – E J Samuel, Hendre – Hendre Tank – SJE1202326

Recorded ram lambs

1 – David, Isla and Lisa Gray, Tima – Tima Top Gun – GCT1202312

2 – William Knox, Haddo – Haddo Travis – KWJ1200438

3 – G H and G G Wilkinson, Arkle -Arkle Tyson – WGA1201135

4 – Trinidad Investments, High Weald – High Weald Titanium – TDV1200980

5 – Clark Farms, Teiglum -Teiglum Texan – CFT1201705

Group of Three

1 – Robbie Wilson, Milnbank

2 – E Samuel, Hendre

3 – R Laird, Cambwell


Male champion – C Boden, Mellor Vale Tomahawk – BCM1200139

Reserve male champion – G L Riby, Stonehills Tic Tac – RKS1200560

Female champion – Stuart Currie, Beautry – CUB1100251

Reserve female champion – Gordon Gray, Ettrick – GGH1101081

Overall champion – C Boden, Mellor Vale Tomahawk – BCM1200139

Reserve overall champion – Stuart Currie, Beautry – CUB1100251

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