Females dominated the trade at Saturday’s sale of Blue Texels at Carlisle with six of the catalogues entry trading at 800gns or more.
Trading at the day’s leading price was a ewe lamb from David Alexander. This one is by a Johnsland tup and out of a homebred dam. She was knocked down in the ring at 1100gns to Mr Thomas, Pembrokeshire. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, she was subsequently passed to J Orr and Partners, Carnwath.
Taking the second joint top call of 950gns was the first prize shearling ewe and overall champion from the pre-sale show, a Craigalbert sired ewe out of a homebred dam from Mr Alexander. She sold to S Cowin, Kirkby Thore, Penrith.
Then at the same money was another by the same sire from Mr Alexander. Also out of a homebred dam she sold to T G O Douglas and Son, Camptown, Jeburgh.
And making 820gns was yet another of the Millside shearling ewes, this time by a Jonsland sire, she is out of an imported dam. Buyer of this one was J Orr and Partners, Carnwath.
Two then traded at 800gns, the first of which was another from Mr Alexander. This one is by the Jonsland sire and out of a homebred dam and sold to John Jones, Tregynon, Powys. Second at this price was from Ewan, David and Ellie Andrew and is by a Millside sire and out of a Millside dam, she went to D L Jones, Pencadgr, Carmarthenshire.
And the final bid at this money was for a ewe lamb from David Alexander. This is again by the Jonsland sire and out of a Millside dam. She was bought by J Orr and Partners.
In the tups the best price was a 700gns bid for shearling tup Dulas Rocket from D G and M H Jones, this is homebred on both sides and sold to R Annett, Kilkeel, Co Down.
Trading at 650gns was a shearling ram from David Alexander. This one is by a Craigalbert sire and out of a homebred dam. He was bought by J H and S M Mason, Clapham, Lancaster.
Averages; 11 shearling ewes £703.50, 10 ewe lambs £510.30, six shearling ewes £573.13, three ram lambs £325.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).