TheBlue Texel Sheep Society’s Annual Show and Sale at Worcester proved to be a riproaring trade, with females in particular being hotly contested by a packedringside of buyers.
Toppingthe sale at 1,500gns was Sara Gibbons’ shearling ewe, by Whatmore Siren out ofWhatmore Rachel by a Millend Sire. She was secured by Barker and Borlase, from Hertford,who made three purchases at the sale, including a ewe lamb also from SaraGibbons at 800gns.
Prizewinners were closely followed and the female and overall champion, a shearlingewe from D L and B W H Jones’ Beili Blues flock enjoyed a spirited followingand levelled at 1,400gns to A D R Cook, from Abergavenny, Gwent.
BeiliBlues were in demand at 850gns to J Lyle Junior, from Leven, Fife. Mr Lyle alsotook another shearling at 1,050gns from D and G Suttons’ Amazing Grace flock.
Ewelambs continued the strong female following peaking at 950gns for the thirdprize winner, a March born twin from Russell and Gill Watkins’ Millendflock. While the reserve female championfrom the Pen-y-Bec flock of Glyn Arrowsmith levelled at 600gns. Both werepurchased by A D R Cook, Abergavenny.
Ramswere a selelctive trade, but quality was well supported selling to a top of 1,280sgnsfor a March born twin ram lamb from Sara Gibbons, selling to David Wadland,Aston le Walls, Northants.
SaraGibbons enjoyed a strong support throughout, with 890gns for Whatmore Temper, ashearling ram taken by R G Mann, from Dursley, Gloucester. Another shearlingfrom the same flock sold to R W Lewis, from Lisvane, Cardiff for 840gns.
7 Flock Ewes £315.00
32 Shearling Ewes £584.71
21 Ewe Lambs £458.00
19 Shearling Rams £397.89
21 Ram Lambs £355.50