Texel females sold to a high of 1500gns last night for one from Stuart Currie’s Beautry flock. This was a Procters Oswald daughter out of a dam by Culzean Next Best. With an index of 284 she sold to Messrs Boden and Davies for the Sportsmans flock.

Another from the same home and similarly bred, being by Oswald again then sold at 1400gns. This one is out of a Beautry Ludlow daughter and sold with an index of 217 to A J Carter, Dawlish, Devon.

Making 1100gns was the first shearling in the ring from Peter Woof’s Stainton flock. She is a Kelso Planet daughter out of a dam by Crookholm Moscow Flyer and had stood third in the pre-sale show. Buying this one were D and J Chambers for the Twelve Oaks flock.

Following that at 1000gns was a Hexel Panzer Tank daughter from Robin Kellett. This one from the Parkhill flock is out of a dam by Knock Kingdom and sold to R N I Waters, Clun, Craven Arms.

Shortly behind that at 980gns was another from the same home, this time a Knock Panache daughter out of a dam by Alwent Lacoste. She was bought by C A Freeman, Rushden.

And another from the same flock then made 900gns when selling to C A Smale, South Molton, Devon. This one was by Kingsland Perfect Storm and had been female champion in the pre-sale show. She is out of a dam by Talcoed Lusty.

Then at 920gns was one from Aubrey and Sue Andrews’ Miserden flock, this was a Miserden Nuther Cracker daughter and out a dam by Salocin Nick. She sold to Messrs Williams, Efailwen, Carmarthenshire.

Average; 71 shearling ewes £563 (McCartneys).