12 September 1997

Texels sparkle at Carlisle meeting

TEXEL ram lambs enjoyed a sparkling trade at the two-day fixture at Carlisle for the Solway and Tyne Breeders Club.

The event saw bidding spiral to 6200gns amid a string of four figure transactions.

Breeder J D Houghton, Bury, Lancs made the top price with a ram lamb from his Tophill flock sired by Baltier Aerostar and out of a ewe by Turin Wellington. Buyers were J and &#42 Clark, Lanark.

The champion, the Turin Cain-sired Baltier Douglas from R and E Forsyth, Newton Stewart, made 5500gns to C Scott, Jedburgh.

AVERAGES: 349 ram lambs £460; 18 aged rams £735; 254 shearling rams £389; 114 shearling gimmers £246 and 12 ewe lambs £173. (Harrison and Hetherington)n