Demand for top quality Texel females saw 54 sell to level at £1670.28, a rise of more than £120 on the same sale in 2017.
Heading up the prices at 18,000gns was the female champion from the pre-sale show, a gimmer from Robert Bennett’s Plasucha flock, Welshpool. This was BFE1707032, an ET bred daughter of Eden Valley Wiz Kid out of a dam by Garngour Upperclass and sold with an index of 346.
This gimmer had been fourth at the Royal Highland earlier in the summer and champion at Shropshire County Show. She sold to Staplegrove Livestock, Devon, for the Foxhill flock.
Second best at 5000gns was Brian Hanthorn’s gimmer from the Mullan flock, HBN1701525, a Glenside Willie Winkie daughter out of a dam by Haddo Ringleader and being a full sister to the 42,000gns Mullan Armani. She sold with an index of 387. She was the pick of Mike Turner, Derby.
Then at 4800gns was Ryan Bradley’s reserve female champion BYK1700258, a Bryn-Y-Coed Bear daughter out of a dam by Tophill Union Jack. This one found a new home with Donald McPherson for the Hexel flock.
A 3200gns call secured Robbie Wilson’s LYM1702558 from the Milnbank flock. Sired by Strathbogie Yes Sir, she is out of a dam by Glenside Valhalla and sold to Messrs Bryne.
Following her at 3000gns was another from the Plasucha pen, BFE1707108, another by Wiz Kid and out of a Garngour Upperclass-sired dam. Taking her home was David Preacher for the Holylee flock.
Peter Woof then sold at 2600gns, with this one being WPS1701069. She’s a daughter of the homebred Stainton Wasdale out of a dam by Sportsmans Tremendous II. She heads to the Isle of Man with the Kermode family, for the Orrisdale flock.
At the same money was Richard Wilson’s WEV1700947 from the Eden Valley consignment. This Anglezarke Uno daughter is out of a dam by Sportsmans Tremendous II and sold with an index of 335 to Messrs Teward.
Matthew MacTaggart then sold one at 2500gns, with this being MTR1701077, a Douganhill Young Blood daughter out of a dam by Teiglum Tennessee. She sold to Ireland with J Adams.
Just behind that at 2400gns was PTT1700066 from Mark Patterson’s Alderview flock. She’s by Sportsmans Yaya and out of a dam by Ettrick Urgan and sold to Adrian Liggett for the Farmhill flock.
And Frank Rushton then paid 2300gns for another of the Stainton gimmers, WPS1701087, a Knock Yankee daughter out of a dam by Anglezarke Uno and with an index of 386.
Average; 54 gimmers £1670.28 (Lawrie and Symington).
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