As the NI Texel Club ram sales draw to a close steady trade for rams continued at their recent sale in Gortin. Judge Liam Donohoe, Derryvore Texels dealt with the challenge of judging the Smyths Daleside Feeds show and championship.
Choosing a Blackstown Wayne son for the first place rosette out of Messrs A & J Youngs Kilrail House pen, this shearling ram later sold for 380gns to Noel Barton, Omagh. Mr Donohoe made his next choice from R S & R T Robinson’s Cloughbane pen, a Clarks Unreal son while third place was claimed by a Brague Wanderer son from Andrew Hutchinson’s Round Island pen.
The judge took his first place ram lamb and Smyths Daleside champion from Adrian Liggett’s Corbo pen. Sired by Farmhill Whizz Kid out of a Tullylagan Tonko dam, this lamb later sold for 480gns to R Keys, Tykernaghan.
Claiming second place in the line-up and the Smyths Daleside reserve champion was Brian Dooher’s Shacon exhibit. This Deveronvale Warrior son later changed hands for 430gns. Standing third was Alistair Breen’s homebred Drumderg Won and Only son out of a Teiglium Tornado daughter. This lamb later sold for 650gns to Gerald Sproule, Castlederg. Hitting the high price for the evening was this lamb’s pen mate, Drumderg Aftershock, a Strathbogie Whiplash son out of a Cornerstone Tin Tin ewe he joins the Carnview pedigree flock owned by Geoffrey Cathcart, Monea for 1300gns.
The sale saw 33 lots sold averaging 377gns. The Northern Ireland Texel Club wish to thank Smyths Daleside for sponsoring the event.