Christmas Surprise In Lamb Ewe Sale
A catalogued entry of 80 Texel in lamb ewes and 23 Berrichon Du Cher were offered for sale at the annual sale held at Ruthin Livestock Centre on Saturday 14th December last, when a quality show of sheep was offered.
A large crowd attended from a wide area and the top price gimmer of the day went to I P Jones of the ‘Llangwm’ Texel flock realising 1,500 gns for a daughter of Kelso Picasso, and selling to J Phillips of Corwen. Three daughters of Sportman’s Superstar, from Wyn Morris of the Fachell Texels made 920 gns, 880 gns and 850 gns with two selling to local breeders and the other to Carlisle breeder.
Llangwm Texels also sold two crossbred ewes carrying embryos sired by ‘Sportsman Trojan’ and ‘Knock The One’ which sold for 420 gns and 500 gns respectively.
59 texel gimmers sold out of 67 forward to average £352.80
Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Auction Co Ltd