The Twilight Texels sale of in-lamb gimmers on Friday evening reached a peak of 4400gns when the Procters flock sold a daughter of Scholars Twenty Twelve to her sire’s breeders William and Elizabeth McCaffrey, Malpas, Cheshire.
This was PFD1302744 and is out of a dam by the 50,000gns Haddo Ringleader which was reserve female champion at the Great Yorkshire Show this summer. She sold in-lamb to the 11,000gns Tophill Union Jack, Lanark champion 2013.
Isle of Skye-based buyer Donald Rankin then paid 4000gns for the lead gimmer from the Knox family’s Haddo pen. This was KWJ1300574, a Knock Trojan daughter out of a dam by Anglezarke Nimrod and in-lamb to Garngour Vintage, a 13,000gns purchase.
And the Quick family were next in the money when selling QEL1302233, a Milnbank Special One daughter out of a dam by Cennem Magnum. Carrying twins to Hull house Special Brew she was bought by Ross Lawrence, Winkleigh, Devon, with a half share retained by the Quicks.
Next best at 1400gns was one from the Thacka flock of Giles Pyman. This was PXT1300835, a Cambwell Stewart daughter out of a dam by Humeston Officer and in-lamb to Haddo Vanguard. This one was the choice of A and V Walker, Hexham.
A pair from the Quicks Loosebeare draft then made 1300gns. The first one of these was QEL1302246, a Meon Down Spartacus daughter out of a dam by Kingsland Lion and in-lamb to Milnbank Vorderman. She sold to The Illingworth family, Lockerbie.
The other from Loosebeare at this price was QEL1302365, a Lavenham Ronald daughter out of a dam by Haltcliffe Luke. Carrying to the homebred Loosebeare Show Stopper she was bought by Robin Orr, Halbeath.
Also selling for 1300gns was a Duncryne gimmer from Kerr Jarvie. This was JRV1300831, a Baltier Thunderbird daughter out of a dam by Knock Papoose. She is in-lamb to Milnbank Van Wilder and was bought by Stephanie McCollam, Crumlin, Co Antrim.
And making 1250gns was another Procters gimmer, PFD1302596. This ET bred gimmer is by Braehead Touch of Class out of a Haddo dam by Tophill Nockout. She sold in-lamb to Tophill Union Jack and sold to R A Patterson and Son, Capheaton, Newacastle Upon Tyne.
Averages; Cressage two gimmers £446.25, Crailloch 10 gimmers £719.25, Haddo eight gimmers £1109.06, Arkle and Ellanvalley three gimmers £647.50, Loosebeare seven gimmers £1155, Thacka seven gimmers £705, Llangwm nine gimmers £562.33, Stainton four gimmers £624.75, Procters 10 gimmers £1197, Douganhill seven gimmers £780, Haltcliffe and Matthews five gimmers £640.50, Duncryne five gimmers £892.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).