NI Texel Club members travelled to the Ulster Farmers Mart for their Club Show and Sale in Enniskillen. Judge for the evening was Neville Myles, Ballyshannon. Breeders received steady trade and thank you goes to Mark Crawford, TopFlock (Farmcare), for his generous sponsorship.
Stealing the limelight for the Enniskillen trade was Andrew Fyffe’s Fairywater pen with his sixth place Strathbogie Whiplash son changing hands for 620gns. This lamb’s two pen mates also sold well with a Tullagh Saracen son selling at 580gns and a Milnbank Womaniser son making 440gns.
In the pre-sale show Mr Myles got proceedings underway with the shearling rams, selecting his first place exhibit and TopFlock reserve champion from the pen of Neil Watson, Findrum Texels. His Milnbank Wolverine son later sold for 300gns.
Standing next in the line-up was C and D Seaman, Gorteen Texels with a homebred Gorteen Warlord son which topped the sale of shearling exhibits at 520gns. This rams pen mate also gave the Gorteen pen steady trade selling at 370gns.
The pre-sale show continued with the ram lambs. Mr Myles choose his leader from Ernest Hogg’s Bunnahesco pen. His Knock Ursus son also went on to take the TopFlock champion rosette and later sold for 420gns.
Also pocketing the same money was Peter Boyd’s Poseyhill lamb, an Auldhouseburn Yippee son, which stood second in Mr Myles line-up.
In close pursuit selling at 400gns was Alistair Breen, Drumderg Texels, with a Millar’s Windbrook son.
Quality lots sold well with an increased sale average on last year’s sale of 37 lots at £329.