Top call of the Texel sale at Dungannon last Friday was a 6000gns bid for a ram lamb from Alex Thompson.

His sale leader was Kilcoan Pele, a Fairywater Olympic Star son out of a dam by Brague Jethro. This one sold in a two way split to brothers John and Michael Watson for their Duvarren and Hillhead flocks, respectively.

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Next best price was 5800gns given for the top-priced lamb from James Thompson. This one was subject to some frenxied bidding before eventually being knocked down to Bruce Goldie, Dumfries. Livery Predator is by Tamnamoney Ned and out of a dam by Haddo Hat Trick and had stood first in his class at Ballymoney.

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Then at 5200gns was one from Brian Hanthorn’s Mullan flock. This one Mullan Playboy, is by Ballydonaghy Nijinsky and out of  a dam by Castlecairn Keltic Star. He sold in a four way split to R Henderson, Ballynahone, Alistari Gault, Forkins, Stanley and Martin Warnock, Straidarren and R Strawbridge, Tamnamoney.

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And enjoying a 5000gns sale were Messrs Simpson and Calvin. Their pne topper from their Ballyhivistock flock is by Tamnahoney Ned and headed across the Irish border to join Ann Murphy, Gorey, and new breeder Fergal O’Shea.

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Farmers Weekly Farmer Focus writer Victor Chestnutt, also had a fair trade when he sold his best lamb at 4400gns to Jim Currie and A Fyffe. This one, Clougher Physical, is a Coldstream Magnum son out of  a dam by Rams Gold Dust.

Brian Hanthorn was back in the money again at 3800gns when he sold a Castlecairn Nile God son to James Adams, Glarryford.

Then at 3600gns Richard Henning sold a Brague Nixon son to Cumrbian based G Wilkinson, for the Arkle flock.