Robert Bennett’s Plasucha flock kicked off the New Year in style, taking the top call of 4500gns at the North West Texel Club’s Sale, Beeston, on Saturday.
Sale leader at 4500gns wasBFE1707164, a gimmer by Kelso Wiseman and out of a dam by the homebred Plasucha Va Va Voom. She sold carrying to Mullan Awesome and was knocked down to R Hughes, Penmynydd.
Following her at 3800gns was one from Gordon Gray’s Ettrick pen, GGH1707047, an ET bred daughter of Clinterty Yuga Khan and out of a dam going back to the noted Ettrick Rainbow Warrior. She sold with an index of 434 and in-lamb to Midcombre Brigadier. Buying this one was David Houghton for the Tophill flock.
Then came a 2000gns sale for a gimmer from the Weston family’s Limestone flock, WFL1700237, a Stainton Vantage II daughter out of a dam by Plattin VIP and in-lamb to Corriecravie Blue Moon. She was taken bt D B Roberts, Kenley.
And at 1700gns was a gimmer from Messrs Boden and Davies’ Sportsmans pen, BGS1702778. Sired by Pant Wolf, she is out of a Knap Vicious Sid-sired dam and was sold carrying to Plasucha Big Gun, with this one finding a new home with T Morgan, Coton.
The best of the in-lamb ewes then sold at 1600gns, with this being another from the Limestone flock of the Weston family. This was a Maineview ewe, KMR1400370, a Duncryne Uber Cool daughter out of a dam by Cornerstone Rain Dancer and in-lamb to Eden Valley Ace. She was the pick of Graham Morrison, Banff.
Two then traded at 1500gns, with the first of these being a gimmer from Richard Wilson’s Eden Valley flock. Sired by Bryn-Y Coed Yogie Bear, this gimmer WEV1700915, is out of a dam by Anglezarke Uno and sold carrying to Aldan Blockbuster. She headed home with Iolo Prys Jones, Darowen.
The other at this money was another of the older ewes, again from Richard Wilson. This was WEV1400297, an Anglezarke Uno daughter out of a dam by Deveronvale Perfection and in-lamb to Aldan Blockbuster. She was also bought by Iolo Prys Jones.
Averages;In-lamb ewes £643.13, in-lamb shearlings £572.55, ewe lambs £501.75 (Wright Marshall).