Texels to 15,000gns at Worcester


A Texel ram lamb made 15,000gns to top the trade at a two-flock fixture held on Sunday at Worcester. The sale comprised Texels from Vaughan Farms’ Kingsland flock (Herefordshire) and C S Ponting and Co’s Penstones flock (Oxon).


The top priced lamb came from Vaughan Farms’ Kingsland flock at Leominster Herefordshire and is by Penparc Spitfire and out of a Knock Powerpacker ewe. Buyer was Malcolm Reid, Alloa.


Mr Reid also made two other high priced purchases on the day – both from Kingsland. He paid 6000gns for a senior ewe by Knock Powerpacker and out of a ewe by Muiresk Blondin. He also gave 5000gns for a ewe lamb by Penparc Spitfire and out of a Powerpacker dam.


Acorn Farm, Suffolk paid 3600gns for a shearling gimmer – the highest priced lot from the Penstones flock. The gimmer is by Millend Piece of Gold.


Averages: Kingsland – 31 senior ewes £991; 50 yearlings £694; 67 ewe lambs £455; 16 ram lambs £1588 and two rams £1023. Penstones – 33 ewes £487; 29 shearling ewes £718 and two rams £2100.