The Gloucester and Border Counties Texel Breeders Club held its Christmas Present show and sale at Worcester market on Saturday where Oxfordshire breeder Clive Ponting achieved the day’s top price of 420gns.

 

The call came from Will Davies, Pontypool for a gimmer shearling by Annan Manitou and out of a ewe by Netherkeir Grand Slam. The gimmer was in-lamb to the 3600gns ram Cambwell Onfire that was purchased at the breed’s Welsh National sale this year.

 

Bill Quick’s Loosebeare flock from Crediton sold a gimmer by Bettonfield Janitor – supreme champion at the NSA sale at Built Wells in 2004 – at 400gns to J Incley Watford Village, Northamptonshire. The gimmer is in-lamb to Glenside Nosey Parker – a son of the 120,000gns Loosebeare Imp.

 

Mr Incley also paid 360gns for a Loosebeare gimmer by Douganhill Ferrari that was in-lamb to the Glenside tup. Also heading home with Mr Incely at 350gns was a gimmer from the Peacehay flock of Wellington. Somerset breeders C H Chave and Son’s. By Douganhill Lonestar, the gimmer is in-lamb to Cennen Magnum.

 

Heading back to Crediton, Devon with buyer D Stevens and Son was a Loosebeare gimmer by Douganhill Lonestar and out of a ewe by the 6000gns Caereinion Jewel that was champion at the breed’s 2004 Welsh National sale.

 

John Sinnett of the Stockton Suffolk and Texel flocks from Stockton-on-Teme, Worcestershire judged the entry and awarded the championship to a ewe lamb from the Rowden flock run by R C L Watts and Son, Taunton, Somerset. The lamb is by Ettrick Net Profit and made 320gns. Mr Sinnett also gave 330gns for a gimmer by Haddo Mattador from the Rowden flock.

 

Averages:  26 in-lamb gimmers £275 and five ewe lambs £151. (McCartneys).