Trinidad Investments, the Sussex-based breeders who have invested heavily in the Texel breed in recent years continued their spending spree on top-end females over the weekend taking the two top priced lots at the Scottish Texel Club’s 25th anniversary sale.
Selling for the top call of 13,000gns was a shearling from the Campbell family’s Cowal flock. This one is a daughter of Castleknowe Matchmaker out of a dam by Baltier Kracker. This ET bred ewe is a full sister to 8000gns sire Cowal Powerhouse and second at the Great Yorkshire this year as well as being interbreed at Cockermouth. She sold having been served by Kelso Pavarotti.
Second best was an 8500gns bid for a shearling from Keith Jamieson’s Annan flock. This one is by Annan Limmy and is ET bred out of a dam by Craighead Dynamite. She sold in-lamb to Ballynahone Rambo and is from one of the flock’s best female lines.
Making 3800gns were Jim and Helen Clark, when selling a shearling ewe by Teiglum Outlaw out of a dam by Tamnamoney Lynbrook. She stood first at both Perth and Biggar shows this year and was sold in lamb to Teiglum Rembrandt.
Selling at the same money was a shearling from the Watchknowe flock of the Warnock family. This one by Milestonehill O’Gara is out of a dam by Cornerstone Isaac and sold in lamb to Foundry Murphys Law. Buyer of her was the Campbell family for the Cowal flock.
And the Campbells also paid the same money for another shearling, this time from David Arkley’s Cauldcoats flock. She is by Straidarran Obama and out of a dam by Castlecairn Jack Daniels which was champion at Kinross in 2008.
At 2500gns was a shearling from Robert Laird’s Cambwell flock. This is a Llangwm Nutcracker daughter out of a dam by Crailloch Galaxy. She was sold in lamb to 18,000gns sire Allanfauld Rockafella.
And then at 1800gns was a ewe lamb from Messrs Clark Farms Teiglum flock. This is by Procters Playboy and out of a dam by Hexel Nexus and is a granddaughter of Clynnog Joe Tex.