Texels again enjoyed the pick of the trade at Kelso on Friday (11 September) taking the top call of £14,000, with breeders seeing a total of 877 shearlings and 91 ram lambs find new homes, accounting for 25% of all the rams sold on the day.
Leading the trade on a day when 877 shearlings leveled at £765.19 were Peter and Lyn Gray with their Scrogtonhead pen. This money was paid for a shearling by the 46,000gns Foyleview Superstar which sold to Jonathan Watson, Bowsden Moor.
The Grays also sold a Teiglum Thunder son at £9000 to Paul Slater, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Following that at £7500 was the best from Alex and Russell Gray’s Langside entry with a Whitehart Upfront son, with this one bought by John Mellin, Hull House.
Jonathan Watson’s Bowsden Moor pen then peaked at £7000 for REW1404357, a Brackenridge Strongbow son, which sold to Messrs Illingworth, Glenrock.
Then at £6200 was a Dechmont Triple Chance sired shearling from Langside which sold to Messrs White, Clickham.
And Hartside Farms then tool £6000 for a shearling by Sportsmans Unbeatable. This one sold to shearlings sold up to £6000 for CSI:14:00685, a Sportsmans Unbeatable son which was bought by Messrs Campbell, Conat.
Leading the lamb prices at £5600 was a Tima Valentino son, CNK1400323, from Allan Campbell’s Strawfrank pen, with this one being the choice of Hartside Farms.
Neil and Debbie Edmondson then took £5500 for their shearling ram from the Castlebank pen, QEA1400172. He is a son of the 18,000gns Allanfauld Rockafella and was knocked down to the Smith family, Hallkirk.
The Clark family then sold at £4600 for a shearling by Strathbogie Top Secret. This one was bought by Messrs Robson, Yatesfield.
And just shy of that at £4400 was another from Jonathan Watson’s pen, REW1404294, a son of Brackenridge Strongbow, he was the choice of Angela Nairey, Meinspride.
Donald Campbell, The Dyke, then sold a shearling by Cambwell Uist at £4200 to Messrs Fleming, Jackson and Cowburn.
Brian Gilchrist’s pen then topped at £4000 for a Dechmont Triple Chance son, GDX1412123, while at the same money was the best from the Wight family Midlock, with this one selling to Messrs Arnott.
Well travelled rams from the Quick family, Devon, also enjoyed a solid trade, peaking at £4000 and averaging £1755 for 10 sold. Their pen topper sold to J Hall, Well House.
Averages; 877 shearling rams £765.19, 91 ram lambs £478.24.