North West Auctions inaugural sale of pedigree Dutch Texels, Rouge, Badger Face Texels, Blue Texels and Dutch Spotted females on behalf of their societies. The sale was deemed a great success with buyers and bidders travelling from fair and wide throughout the UK and Ireland to ensure all sheep were well sold.
Badger Face Texels
A quality entry of Badger Face Texels sold to an active ring side of buyers with shearling Gee Wiz Cappuccino from Mr P Douch, Carmarthen selling for a final bid of 2000gns, with another shearling Woodies Cornflake from Mr S Wood, Aberdeenshire achieving 1400gns. Gimmer lambs sold to 1200gns again from Mr S Wood, who sold others at 900gns.
A consignment of pedigree Rouge shearlings and ewes from I McConnell, Dumfries, all scanned carrying twins, sold to 450gns with others at 400gns and 380gns.
The consignment of Dutch Texels from Mr G Pyman, Penrith attracted keen buyer interest, selling to 580gns for a shearling carrying twins with others selling at 500gns twice and 450gns carrying both twins and singles.
The champion Dutch Spotted was a gimmer lamb Woodies Fandango shown, on behalf of Mr S Wood, Aberdeenshire. Llandwm Ecuador from IP Jones, Corwen awarded the reserve champion rosette. We thank our show and sale sponsors JG Animal Health and AB Europe.
Dutch spotted shearlings sold to a top price of 1600gns for an imported shearling carrying twins from IP Jones, Corwen. Closely followed by M Rowlandson, Grange Over Sands achieving 1400gns for a shearling Damon Ester scanned carrying a single. Gimmer lambs sold to 1000gns from S Wood, Aberdeen, with others at 780gns from M Rowlandson, Grange Over Sands and at 700gns from IP Jones. Recipient ewes carrying a single Dutch Spotted lamb sold at 600gns twice.
The pre-sale show of Blue Texels was kindly judged by Victoria Bowring which saw a quality entry forward in all three classes. The champion rosette was awarded to the champion in-lamb shearling Saltire Blue Fancy Fire exhibited by S Moyse, Aberdeenshire, with the reserve rosette awarded to awarded to Rookies Blue Florida, exhibited by J&A Gargett, Carlisle.
Blue Texel ewes sold to 550gns for Windy Gowl scanned carrying twins on behalf of W Linton, Dumfries who sold others at 500gns twice. A large entry of shearlings sold to a new market record for Blue Texels of 3500gns for the show Champion Saltire Blue Fancy Fire scanned carrying a single lamb selling to the judge Victoria Bowring. Other shearlings sold to 1200gns for Saltire Blue Fee Fi Fo Fum scanned carrying a single from S Moyse, Aberdeenshire. J&A Gargett, Carlisle sold Rookie Blues Fancy Pants carrying twins at 800gns. E McKechnie, Wigglesworth sold a shearling Bury Town Frisky-Whiskey scanned carrying twins at 650gns. Gimmer lambs sold to 450gns on two occasions from the Tower View flock from C Cochran and I Almond, Darwen, with others achieving 350gns from H Currie, Carlisle.