J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: North West Texel Breeders Club Show & Sale

Sunday 12th August

North West Auctions were once again proud to host the annual show and sale of pedigree Texels on behalf of the North West Texel Breeders Club. There was the largest entry seen for some time for this sale, consisting of 55 Rams and 95 Females, which continues to grow in reputation.

The pre-sale judging was in the capable hands of Mr S Symes of the Anglezarke flock who had a strong line up of sheep entered for the show. The largest entry saw 20 forward for the gimmer shearlings class. The overall Championship was awarded to PK & R Woof of Stainton with lot 76A, a gimmer shearling. The Reserve Championship was awarded to Messrs RS & J Bradley and Son of Far Way Farm with their gimmer shearling lot 110, this was sired by ‘Millar’s Who’s The Boy’.

The trade was topped by PK & R Woof of Stainton with their pen of Shearling rams, topping at 1,150gns was Stainton Am Yours, sired by Knock Yankee, this was closely followed by Stainton Apache selling to 1,100gns by the same sire. Shearling rams sold to a market average of 781gns.
Ram lambs sold to a top of 850gns for the first placed ram lamb from Ryan Bradley of Far Hey farm with Bradleys Bandit sired by Teiglum Young Gun. All ram lambs forward sold to a market average 408gns.

The sale is gaining a good reputation for females, with a larger entry forward this year. The trade was not as strong as the previous years due to purchasers being slightly less confident at the moment with the current grass situation. The trade topped at 1,000gns from R Wilson of Appleby with lot 100 with a gimmer shearling sired by Knock Yankee out of an Anglezarke Uno ewe. Gimmer shearlings sold to an overall market average of 418gns. The winning gimmer lamb lead the trade, a substitute lot, from Selwyn and Tomos Evans of Carmarthenshire from their Welsh flock selling to 700gns. All gimmer lambs forward sold to an overall average of 382gns.

A flock reduction on behalf of IM Jaeban of the Forth House Flock sold to a top of 480gns for a gimmer shearling sired by Forth House Viva.

Thanks go to the North West Texel breeders club for organising additional events on the day, especially to Gemma Brown for her hard work and efforts in organising the Charity auction in aid of the North West Air Ambulance. The trade topped at £520 for a flushing programme or AI programme donated by Ribble Vets. A quantity of semen on offer topped at £105 a straw for Teiglum Young Gun donated by Charlie Boden of Sportsmans. Thanks goes to all involved for their generosity. A big thank you goes to Peter and Rosemary Woof for providing the Hog roast.

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Show Results


Mr S Symes, Anglezarke Flock

Class one – Best Shearling Ram
1st Lot 6, PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm
2nd Lot 8A, PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm
3rd Lot 1, A Nairey, Bank Hey Farm
4th Lot 10, R Wilson, Low Field Farm
5th Lot 3, RP & S Whiteley, Thorncliffe

Class two – Best Ram Lamb
1st Lot 29, Ryan Bradley, The Old Barn
2nd Lot 41A, R Wilson, Low Field Farm
3rd Lot 28, Messrs RS & J Bradley & Son, Far Hey Farm
4th Lot 15, PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm
5th Lot 14, S & T Evans, Coedhirion

Class three – Best Gimmer Shearling
1st Lot 76A, PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm
2nd Lot 110 Messrs RS & J Bradley & Son, Far Hey Farm
3rd Lot 100, R Wilson, Low Field Farm
4th Lot 63, REJ Pierce, Oldfields Farm
5th Lot 109, RS & J Bradley, Far Hey Farm

Class four – Best Gimmer Lamb
1st Lot 132, S & T Evans, Coedhirion
2nd Lot 122, IP Jones, Bryn Clochydd
3rd Lot 133, K & M Parker, Wyrebeck
4th Lot 125, W Watson, Gillians Laithe
5th Lot 130, B Lowe, Rue Wood Farm

Class five – Best Young Handler
1st Elizabeth Tarbatt
2nd Harry Prys
3rd Harry Hughes
4th Jack
5th Begw

Lot 76A PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 110 Messrs RS & J Bradley & Son, Far Hey Farm

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