Winter Sale of Pedigree Texel, Badger Face Texel and Blue Texel Sheep. Forward 142 Head.

Forward: 56 head of Pedigree Texel

The Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Club, Skipton ‘Stormers’ Sale saw the Usk Vale flock of the Davis Family of Llandrindod Wells rewarded for their long journey with the Supreme Championship. Their Champion, the first prize shearling bred by Hexel Born to be Wild from a ewe by Sportsmans Admiral II was sold scanned for a single to Cressage Enforcer to M&J Tennant of Clitheroe for 1600gns. The first prize ewe lamb stood reserve champion for MA Evan’s Rhaeadr flock from Denbigh and achieved second highest price in section of 1500gns when selling to Dunham Farming of Langtoft. (Full reports to follow)

Class 2 – Shearling Ewe
1st Usk Vale Lot 52 sold for 1600gns
2nd FA Nairey Lot 46 unsold
3rd Procters Farm Lot 34 unsold
4th P Weaver Lot 11 unsold

Class 3 – Ewe Lamb
1st M Evans Lot 65 sold for 1500gns
2nd B Vernon Lot 58 sold for 400gns
3rd M Evans Lot 64 sold for 1300gns
4th B Vernon Lot 59 sold for 380gns

Champion - Usk Vale Lot 52
Reserve – M Evans Lot 65

Aged Ewe - to 550gns av £472
Shearling Gimmers – to 1600gns av £474 (2021 £718)
Ewe Lambs – to 1500gns av £625 (2021 £931)

1600gns 1000gns Usk Vale
1500gns 1300gns 1200gns MA Evans
900gns Procters Farm

Forward: 68 head of Pedigree Blue Texels

The Blue Diamonds sale of Pedigree Blue Texel Sheep held on behalf of the Blue Texel Sheep Society produced an excellent show with Phil and Laura Melland from Leek who had Reserve Supreme Champion with Morridge Esme a shearling ewe bred by Dragon Cranke out of a H.Y Pretender ewe, scanned for a single which sold for 2000gns to John Wood from Trawden. The Supreme Champion was the first prize ewe lamb consigned by Max Clough from Stape, ‘Heads Felicity’, a Dragon Dazzler daughter bred from an imported ewe which sold for 1400gns to HC Jewitt of Romaldkirk.
David Alexander Millhall topped his run at 1900gns with a Lyles Django daughter sold inlamb to a homebred ram to Messrs Davies of Cardigan. Messrs Alexander sold another at 1400gns.
Included in the sale was a Blue Texel Shearling Ewe donated by David & Karen Shuttleworth who purchased the sheep at a charity sale in the Spring of 2020, and brought it back to Skipton again to be sold for SEPSIS UK TRUST in memory of Hannah Brown. The Sheep sold inlamb to the 7,000gns Kingledores Beltex Ram that the Shuttleworth Family purchased last autumn, she was first bought for 800gns by Stephen Taylor re sold for 800gns purchased by Stuart Wood who re sold it and finally ending up at the home of Mr Barrett of Sowerby Bridge for 750gns. The mart yard staff also put £100 into the pot.

Class 1 – Ewe
1st E&I Hartley Lot 77 sold for 750gns
2nd J Wood Lot 147

Class 2 – Shearling Ewe
1st P&L Melland Lot 95 sold for 2000gns
2nd J Rodenburg Lot 87 sold for 950gns
3rd J Wood Lot 150 sold for 750gns
4th S Illingworth Lot 112 unsold

Class 3 – Ewe Lamb
1st Max Clough Lot 140 sold for 1400gns
2nd GD Stephenson Lot 133 sold for 650gns
3rd R Darlington Lot 126 sold for 400gns
4th Max Clough Lot 139 sold for 500gns

Champion – Max Clough Lot 140 sold for 1400gns
Reserve – P&L Melland Lot 95 sold for 2000gns

Shearling Gimmers – to 2000gns av £859 (2021 £641)
Aged Ewes – to 1200gns av £834 (2021 £682)
Ewe Lambs – to 1470gns av £447 (2021 £700)

2000gns P&L Melland
1900gns 1400gns 1200gns 1000gns DCS Alexander
1400gns I&S Clough
1200gns 1000gns S Wood
1000gns J Rodenburg

Forward: 4 head of Badger Face Texels

Stuart Wood from Skene in Aberdeenshire was another far travelled customer coming to the inaugural sale of Pedigree Badger Faced Texel this time with entries from his Woodies flock. His top price was an imported ewe scanned for a single to the imported ram ‘Full Monty’ which sold for 1600gns to AJ Bateman from Lowgill. Ewe lambs from the same flock were equally sought after with Ian Townson of Long Preston accounting for 2 March born imported gimmers the best a wide shapey lamb which made 1050gns

Aged Ewes – to 1600gns av £1680
Ewe Lambs – to 1050gns av £962

1600 1050 1000 700gns S Wood