Big money on Texel entries

14 January 2000

Big money on Texel entries

BIG money breeding came together to produce the top price at the North West Texel Clubs show and sale at Chelford last weekend.

A shearling entry by the 17,000gns Garngour Diplomat, bred out of a ewe by the 28,000gns Craighead Yankee and in-lamb to the 22,000gns Annan Elite realised 1450gns for owner Charlie Boden who runs the Sportsmans flock at Stockport Cheshire. Buyer was D M Holford who is setting up a new flock at Newcastle-under-Lyne.

Next came a 1400gns call from J F Hughes and Son, Anglesey buying for their Tredpath flock. They took home a shearling ewe from Bury, Lancs breeder David Houghtons Tophill flock sired by Glenside Drum Major and out of a Kirtle Banker-sired ewe. She had been running with the 10,500gns Tullagh Dazzler.

Dutch type was favoured by judge Jim Clark (Garngour) who awarded the championship to Lancaster breeders G R and A Foy and Son with a ewe by Lyons Archer. She was in-lamb to a pure Dutch tup – Mossgiel Cousin Henry – and made 900gns to Mr Holford.

Top priced ewe and reserve champion came from David Williams Criccin flock in Denbighshire. Bred in 1996 by a Manderlea ram it joined Mr Holfords other purchases at 500gns (Frank R Marshall and Co).

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