A top call of 2800gns was the headline sale of Skipton’s Texel sale last week, with more than 905 of the 445 strong entry finding new homes.

Sale leader was the third prize ram from the pre-sale, a Ffostyl Oscar son from Stephen and Sherry Richardson’s Stonebridge flock. He sold to David Ryder, Lindley, Otley.

Next best in the shearling tups was a 2300gns bid for one from David Towell. This Stainton O2 son sold to join William and Mark Keighley, Otley. And Mr Towell sold another shearling at 1500gns, this one went to Angus Dean, Threshfield.

Top in the females was a 1600gns sale for the female champion from the pre-sale show, a Knock Orocco daughter from John Mellin. She sold to William Warren, Gomersal, Bradford.