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Charlie Boden’s shearling gimmer sold for 1,950gns


Bidding twice hit 1,950gns at the North West Texel Breeders Club’s show and sale at Chelford, Cheshire.


Charlie Boden was first to make the day’s best when he sold a shearling gimmer from his Sportsmans flock by Cowal Rob Roy that had stood reserve champion. In-lamb to Milnbank Special One, she was claimed by Northamptonshire breeders Messrs Kellet, Castle Ashby Farms. 


312013 Lot 100 web.JPGThe sale achieved a very high clearance rate from one of the biggest crowds ever seen at this event. Sharing the top price of 1,950gns was a shearling from Borders-based breeder Gordon Gray’s Ettrick flock. The gimmer (above), by Ettrick Rainbow Warrior, had taken the championship under judge Angela Nairey and was in-lamb to Ettrick Tartan Special. Buyer was Richard Fitton, Bolton.


 A reduction from Derbyshire breeders A and B Weston’s Limestone flock achieved a best of 1,900gns given by Anglesey buyer John Llewellyn Owen for a 2009-bred ewe from the Cambwell flock. She was by Llangwm Nut Cracker and in-lamb to Glenside Tonto.



A shearling gimmer from Limestone, in-lamb to Mitchellhill Sundance, made 1,750gns to Messrs Evans, Minsterley. Shrewsbury. The gimmer was home-bred and by  Baltier Nailer.



312013 Lot 239 web.jpgThe day also saw the Beltex Sheep Society stage a female sale where bidding reached 650gns paid by Mr Kirk, Southwell, Nottinghamshire for the 2010-bred Southern Acres Patty – A Bishops Nijinsky sired ewe consigned by L and S E Hewitt.


(Frank Marshall)