Drinkstone Texel females peak at 2,800gns

The sale of females from Mr JA Park’s Drinkstone Texel flock reached 2,800gns at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.

The top priced shearling gimmer from Hawick, Roxburghshire, was sired by Goldies Supreme and out of a Gaynes Rolls Royce daughter. She was knocked down to Duncan Macniven, Perth, Perthshire for 2,800gns.

Top priced Drinkstone shearling gimmer - 2,800gns

Top priced Drinkstone shearling gimmer – 2,800gns

Next at 2,000gns was another Goldies Supreme sired shearling gimmer also out of another Gaynes Rolls Royce sire dam. She went to A and C Watson, Cockermouth, Cumbria.

In a  four way tie, all at 1,800gns were another four shearling gimmers. Two went to C Scott, East Middle, Hawick, one to M Dent, Bishop Auckland, County Durham and the fourth to WA Peill, Carnforth, Lancashire.

Averages: 69 shearling gimmers, £849.28; 19 aged ewes, £349.82.

(H and H)