Champion & sale topper: PRE1400381 from Oldford Texels.
A strong demand pushed prices to 4300gns at last week’s Shropshire and Borders Texel Club in lamb sale at Welshpool. The sale saw both new and existing breeders competing strongly for the best of the genetics on offer, with the top price paid for a gimmer from Robert Pierce’s Oldford flock, Chester.
The sale topper, PRE1400381, is a daughter of Knock Powerpacker out of an Ettrick bred dam by Mitchellhill Paparazzi and going back to Thinacres Grenade. With an index of 361 she sold carrying to Hexel Wildcard and was bought by Edward Morgan for the Blaencar flock, Sennybridge.
Next best at 2000gns was one from the Bennett family’s Plasucha flock, BFE1404284. This Penparc Nobleman daughter is out of a Kingledores Scaramouche daughter and goes back to Skiddaw Magic dam. She sold in lamb to Fairwater Valiant and was knocked down to J Williams, Cwmdullion, Van.
Following her at 1700gns was another from the same home, BFE1404234. Sired by Garngour Upperclass she is out of an Allanfauld Mackintosh daughter and goes back to Raglan Yanky Do Da. She sold with an index of 276 and in lamb to Valiant again. She also headed to Cwmdullion with Mr Williams.
Just shy of that at 1600gns was another from the Oldford consignment, PRE1400365. She is by Strathbogie U2 and out of a Knock Powerpacker daughter and goes back to an Ettrick dam by Castlecairn Jung Foo Fighter. This one has an index of 263 and sold in lamb to Eden Valley Warrior King. Buying her were Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Shifnal.
Messrs Bennett were back in the money next when another of their gimmers sold at 1500gns. This was BFE1404283, a twin born Garngour Upperclass daughter out of a Connachan Sharky dam and going back to Claybury Hallmark. Selling with an index of 346 and in lamb to Fairywater Valiant she was the choice of David and Thomas Bradley-Farmer, East Meon, Hampshire.
And another of the Plasucha gimmers, BFE1404204, then sold at 1200gns. She is a Kingledores Scaramoughe daughter out of a Baltier Rascal dam and sold carrying to Fairywater Valiant with an index of 299. She was bought by E R Pritchard, Medley Park, Shropshire.
Averages; 64 shearling ewes £646.08, six aged ewes £390.25, one ewe lamb £315 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).