A top call of 8000gns and a clearance rate of 77% were the highlights of another successful English National Texel Sale at Worcester, with 171 ram lambs levelling the day at £1140.45.
Leading the prices was a lamb from Robert Laird’s Cambwell flock, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Cambwell Boss Hogg, a son of the homebred Cambwell Aristocrat out of a dam by Cambwell Trademark and selling with an index of 462. This one fell in a three way split to Vaughan Farms, Kingsland, Robert Bennett, Plasucha and Nick Legge, Thornbury.
Second best at 7000gns was Scotsman Bullseye from Scott Michie, this one had stood reserve champion in the pre-sale show and is by the noted Duncryne Uber Cool and out of a dam by Oberstown Usain Bolt. He was also bought in a shared deal, with shares taken by Messrs Wilkinson, Arkle, MacTaggart, Rascarrel and McColm, Crailloch.
Following that at 6500gns was the best of the day from Northern Ireland, in the form of Alastair Gault’s Forkins Body Builder. This son of Scotsman Avicii is out of a dam by Duncryne Uber Cool and sold to local buyers John Owens, Leominster and John Sinnett, Stockton on Teme.
Next best at 5200gns was John Trimble’s Curley Big Mac, a son of Knock Yazoo out of a dam by Mellor Vale The One. He was the choice of W T Davies and Co for the Canllefaes flock, Cardigan.
Two ram lambs then sold at 5000gns, with the first of these being Robert Cockburn’s Knap Bugsy Malone, a son of Procters Yankee out of a dam by Tamanmoney Tuborg Gold, which is a sister to the 145,000gns Knap Vicious Sid. He sold to Ian Hunter, Dachirla.
The other at this money was Strathbogie Big Shot from Jim Innes, Aberdeenshire. Sired by Mullan Armani he is out of a dam by Glenside Valhalla and sold to Carol Harriott, Slinfold, Horsham.
Four then followed at 3000gns, with the first of this quartet being Sportsmans Bently from Messrs Boden and Davies, Stockport. This son of Fordafourie Amalert is out of the same dam as the 130,000gns Sportsmans A Star and sold to Messrs Martyn for the Barnage flock.
Second at this price was another from the Auldhouseburn pen, this being Auldhouseburn Big Bob from Alan Blackwood. This is another by Sportsmans A Star and out of a dam by Strathbogie Untouchable. He sold to Messrs Chave for the Peacehay flock, Somerset and Messrs Smith for the Slapton flock, Northamptonshire.
Third to make 3000gns was Strathbogie Big Time from Jim Innes. Sired by Mullan Armani, he is out of a dam by Garngour Ultimatum and sold to Georgie Helyer for the Langford flock, Hampshire.
And the final 3000gns call came for another from the same pen, Strathbogie Bombshell. Sired by the Irish sire, Greenstar Alfie, he is out of a dam by Millar’s Windbrook and was kncocked down to H G Thomas, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
Then making 2700gns was Auldhouseburn Basil from Alan Blackwood. This is another by the 130,000gns A Star and this time out a Garngour Vodka-sired dam. He sold to E Gisbourne, Charlton Hill, Cheltenham.
Close behind at 2600gns was Strathbogie Bachelor from Jim Innes, he’s by Mullan Armani and out of a dam by Aman Vyrnwy. He found a new home with Messrs Pickles, Green Hammerton, York, and Richard Wilson, Harrogate.
And at 2500gns was Strathbogie Brightside from the same home. This son of Mullan Armani is out of a Strathbogie Untouchable dam and sold in a two-way split to Michael Leggat, Foreman Hill and Scott Michie, Scotsman.
Average;171 ram lambs £1140.45 (McCartneys).
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