The Northern Ireland Texel Club returned to Markethill recently for their Club Show and Sale, kindly sponsored by Fane valley Co-Op. Judge for the evening was Young Breeder Robbie Foster, Springhill Texels, Castlederg.
Taking the Fane Valley championship for the third year running was the Hanthorn Family’s Mullan exhibit. Selling to pedigree breeder William Herdman, the Hanthorn’s Deveronvale Warrior son out of a Mullan Supremacy ewe changed hands for the top price of the evening at 1200gns.
Making his first choice in the Shearling Ram category Robbie presented his first place rosette to Martin Cromie, Tullyear for his Largy Wolverine son out of a Drumgooland dam which later went on to claim the Fane Valley Reserve Champion.
Mr Cromie later sold his exhibit to M Nelson for 440gns. James Smyth, Forthill Texels stood next in the shearling line-up with a Farmhill U Boyo son with third place going to Robert Boyd’s Sheepbridge shearling, a Poseyhill Wee Wally son.
Next in line-up for a rosette in the ram lambs was Stewart Ferris Bellefield Texels with a lamb sired by Auldhouseburn Yakuza which later sold to Lorraine McKibben for 380gns. Taking third place was James Herdman with his Clarks Wagner son.
Trade for lambs averaged 363gns for 10 rams.