Texel shearling ewes set Welshpool records

Welshpool reported new centre records for shearling ewes and rams on Saturday (26 August) as the Texel Welsh National topped at 7,800gns.

Top money was made by the Stainton flock of Peter Woof, Kendal, after winning the female and overall championship.

This was with an Eden Valley Warrior daughter out of a dam by Stainton Ricochet. She sold with an index of 362 to Paul Delves, Church Stoke.

See also: Lanark tops Texel National sales with 130,000gns call

Paul Delves, Church Stoke, produced a winning bid for this Eden Valley Warrior daughter

Next best at 5,800gns was the reserve from Robert Cockburn’s Knap Flock with a winning bid from Peter Vaughan, Hertfordshire. She was an ET-Bred daughter out of a Baltier Rascal dam by Springwell Viera.

Second best on the day was the Knap flock earning a 5,800gns bid

Next at 4,000gns was the Racecourse flock of Messrs Jones, with a Stainton Warrier daughter out of a Glenside Sexpistol dam, which caught the eye of G Deakins, Heyhope, Powys.

A Stainton Warrier daughter sold to G Deakins, Heyhope, for 4,000gns

Shearlings to 6,100gns

A new centre record was set by Tom Ryder’s first prize shearling ram. He is a son of Sportmans V8 out of a Caereinion Number One daughter and sold to Red House Farm, Newtown, for 6,100gns.

A new mart record of 6,100gns was set by a Sportsmans V8 son

Second shearling on the day at 5,000gns was Cefyn Price, Caereinion flock, and bred from a dam from the same family as the top prices shearling.

He is by Brackenridge Strongbow and took an index of 409 home with L Hadfield and Sons, Peak Forest, Derbyshire.

Averages: Lanark, 415 ram lambs, £2,702 (-£110.24); Welshpool, 67 shearling ewes, £933.56 (+£303.25); 34 shearling rams, £1,118.56 (+£121.78; 83 ram lambs, £654.48 (-£14.02)

(Welshpool Livestock Sales)