Strong Texel trades hits 30,000gns at Carlisle

Ram lambs were £400 dearer on the year at Borderway’s Solway and Tyne Texel club show last week (1 and 2 September) as 265 ram lambs levelled at £1,264.40.

Leading a strong sale and knocked down to a seven-way share was Knock Yankee from A and G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead.

The triplet-born lamb was out of a 4,500gns dam by Cambwell Trademark and by Procters Ventura son, Tophill Wall.

Knock Yankee

Knock Yankee

He will be shared by Edward Pugh, Llanuwchllyn,Gwynedd; REJ Pierce, Pulford, Chester; DN Bennert & Son, Meifod, Powys; PK & R Woof, Stainton, Kendal; Claybury Texels, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury; R Wilson, Appleby In-Westmorland, Cumbria; David McKerrow, Freuchie, Fife.

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Next best at 15,000gns was Strathbogie Yogi from James Innes and Sons, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, a Millar’s Windbrook son out of a Glenside Razzle Dazzle daughter, sold to RJ Teward and Son, Staindrop, County Durham.

Strathbogie Yogi

Strathbogie Yogi

Then two 14,000gns bids were managed, first from IM Jaeban, Cockermouth, Cumbria, for Milnbank Yellowstone from Robert H Wilson’s Aberdeenshire-based Milnbank flock.

Milnbank Yellowstone

Milnbank Yellowstone

He is a Glenside Willy Nilly son out of a Strathbogie Untouchable daughter, whose embryo transfer sister made 7,500gns at Lanark last year.

Also at this price was Tima Yogi Bear from David Gray, Lindean, Selkirk, knocked down to M and MA Ridley, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria.

This lamb is by Shannagh Won-o-won and out of a Llyfni Usain Bolt Wha daughter, a Biggar show champion in 2015.

The sale’s other double-figure price came for a Douganhill Farms, Castle Douglas, lamb, Douganhill Young Gun, at 12,000gns.

His dam is a Hull House Special Brew daughter and he is by Spartmans Tremendous 2nd and caught the eye of Paul O’Connor, Downpatrick, County Down.


The Strathbogie flock was in the money again, seeing a 7,800gns bid for Strathbogie Wild Boy to lead 179 sires levelling at just shy of £980, £262 up on the year.

Wild Boy is out of a Carnew Trooper daughter and by Aman Vyrnwy Dya and was split by R Cockburn, Errol, Perthshire, and Wood and Hunter, Muthill, Crief, Perthshire.

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Another half share for a Strahbogie sire came next at 5,800gns.

This time Strathbogie Willie, out of a Glenside Razzle Dazzle daughter and by Mullan Vivaldi.

He went in a cross-border share between RC Ellis, Fford Rhosemor, Llaneurgain, Flintshire and Messrs McCaffrey, Malpas, Cheshire.


The Knap flock of Robert Cockburn, Errol, Perthshire, saw a winning bid of 4,800gns secure a daughter of Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold out of a Baltier Rascal daughter. Messrs Herdman, Dromore, Co Down, had the winning call.

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Next at 4,000gns came second-prize shearling gimmer and a first-prize ewe lamb.

First was Fern Gully from Cameron Jackson, Abbeytown, Wigton, Cumbria.

She is out of a Wardhall Nicefella dam and by Oldford Vestryman and knocked down to Page Farm Partnership, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Then came a Glenside Valhalla daughter and Strathbogie Upping the Ante granddaughter from Leigh Smith, Hensingham, Cumbria, knocking down to Boden and Davies, Mellor, Stockport.

She has won show champion and reserve tickets at Skelton and Penrith show this year and is out of a Kelso Pavarotti daughter.

Averages: 265 ram lambs, £1,264.40; 179 shearling rams, £979.78; one aged ram, £1,890; 85 shearling gimmers, £845; 12 ewe lambs, £892.50. (Harrison and Hetherington)