Robert Bennett’s Plasucha flock led the trade at Thursday’s (21 December) Shropshire and Borders Texel Club sale of in-lamb females with a 4500gns bid.
Taking the sale’s best call was a daughter of the homebred Plasucha Wiz Kid, BFE1606022. This ET bred gimmer is out of a Garngour Upperclass daughter and goes back to a Teiglum ewe by Tamnamoney Lynbrook. She sold in-lamb to Brackenridge Young Gun and with an index of 291, being bought by Michael Mennie, Forglen, Turriff.
Next best at 3800gns was one from Robert Pierce’s Oldford flock, PRE1600699. This Hexel Widlcard daughter is ET bred out of a Sportsmans Tremendous II daughter and goes back to Garngour Maestro. In-lamb to Gyhros Andy she sold to Charlie Boden, Stcokport, Cheshire.
And at 2500gns was another from the same home, PRE1600704. This one is similarly bred, being by Wildcard and out of another Tremendous II dam, this time going back to Tophill Joe. She sold having been srved by Eden Valley A1 and was taken by Robert Evans, Minsterley, for the Hope Valley flock.
Then came an 1800gns call for another Oldford gimmer, PRE1600705. This one is a full ET sister to the 2500gns gimmer and was also in-lamb to A1. Buying her was A Keddwell, Priddy, Somerset.
And at 1000gns was another heading to Scotland, PRE1600711, again from Robert Pierce. She’s by Eden Valley Warrior King and out of a dam by Mullan Supremacy. She sold with an index of 333 and in-lamb to Eden Valley A1 and heads to Selkirk to join the Ettrick flock of Gordon Gray.
Also at this price was PRE1600688. This triplet-born daughter of Sportsmans Tremendous II is out of a Humeston Outback daughter and goes back to Knock Idaho. She sold in-lamb to Gyrhos Andy and was bought by Messrs Jones, Arbennig, Welshpool.
Average; 73 gimmers £678.33, 11 ewes £395.18, five ewe lambs £283.50 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).