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In-lambers hit 1400gns at Skipton

Trade hit a high of 1400gns at Saturday’s Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders sale at Skipton, with the leading call of the sale made for the pre-sale champion, a gimmer by Procters Sundance Kid out of a dam by the 20,000gns Douganhill Masterpiece.

This shearling sold carrying twins to the 11,000gns Tophill Union Jack and was the choice of William Watson for his Gillians Laithe flock at Hellifield.

Selling for the day’s second top of 1050gns was an aged ewe from the dispersal of John Wood’s North Valley flock, Trawden. This one is a daughter of the 16,000gns Baltier Nailor out of a dam by the 88,000gns Claybury Istabraq. She sold to R J Sunter, Horton-in-Ribblesdale in-lamb to Hazelwood Vinnie.

The next three top calls all came for in-lamb shearling ewes from Procters Farm, all expecting twins to Union Jack. The first at 950gns was for an entry sired by the 20,000gns Cairnam Talisman, which joined S J Stables, Somerset.

The next at 850gns was one sired by Breahead Touch of Class and sold to L Seymour, of Maulds Meaburn, Appleby-in-Westmorland, followed at 700gns by the third prize shearling ewe, a daughter of Scholars Twenty Twelve, who found a new home in York with R J Dickinson.

Averages; shearling ewes £409.50, aged ewes £547.17, ewe lambs £214.85 (CCM).

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