Champion & Reserve Champion

J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: North West Texel Breeders Club 40th Anniversary Show & Sale, Sunday 8th 2021

North West Auctions were proud to host the 40th anniversary show and sale of 324 pedigree Texel rams and females on behalf of the North West Texel Breeders Club. The largest entry to date for this sale at Junction 36, saw the best quality offering seen to date. With credit going to all our vendors. The sale had been eagerly anticipated and saw a packed ring side with sheep purchased throughout the United Kingdom.

Some strong classes for the judge Mr Roy Campbell of the Cowal flock to cast his eye over, who we thank for his time and expertise. The championship rosette was awarded to lot number 278 for the first prize gimmer shearling from the new members class, she was consigned by Thomas Ayrton of the Ayrton flock. This much-admired gimmer was sired by Garngour Alabama out of a Knap Vicious Sid ewe. After much eager bidding in the ring, she was purchased by Robert Garth and Sarah Priestley, Bentham for 2000gns. The reserve champion rosette was awarded to lot 73 from Gordon Gray, with the first prize ram lamb Ettrick Eli this was sired by Claybury Dunkirk and out of a Clinterty Yuga Khan, this tup lamb went on to sell for 1300gns purchased by AF Harker of the Bendgate flock.

Topping the sale today at 3000gns was lot 77 Eden Valley Expresso consigned by Richard Wilson, Appleby. This highly rated tup lamb which was awarded second prize at the Great Yorkshire Show and third prize in today’s pre-sale show. Sired by Craig Douglas Dancer and out of a Knock Yankee ewe, this was purchased by Keating and Henery, Buttercross Flock. Other noted prices for ram lambs were 2000gns for Ettrick Emu sired by Claybury Dunkirk consigned by Gordon Gray and was purchased by Katie Birkett, Burton in Kendal. Closely following this at 1800gns was Sportsman E Z Rider who was sired by Garngour Detroit and consigned by Boden and Davis and purchased by HJ Driver. The Sportsman flock also enjoyed a successful day with the gimmer shearlings selling to 2000gns for a Garngour Craftsman Daughter, with another gimmer sired by the same sire selling to 1800gns. The shearling ram trade today saw them in great demand with the consignment from TA & R Laird of the Camwell flock selling to 1300gns, 1200gns and 1100gns. Also achieving 1300gns was M Evans of the Rhaeadr flock, this was closely followed by 1200gns from James Porter with Teilo Dyfalbarhad. The gimmer lambs peaked at 800gns from Guy Reed of the Alpha flock with this much-admired sparkly gimmer lamb sired by the renowned Auldhouseburn Billy the Kid.

Shearling rams sold to 1300gns and averaged £716.

Ram lambs sold to 3000gns and averaged £615.

Aged ewes sold to 450gns and averaged 450gns.

Gimmer shearlings sold to £2000gns and averaged £747.

Gimmer lambs sold to £800gns and averaged £470.

Champion & Reserve Champion

Top Prices

Champion: Thomas Ayrton, Ayrton Flock – Lot 278
Reserve Champion: Gordon Gray, Ettrick Flock – Lot 73 Ettrick Eli

Best Shearling Ram
1. Myfyr Aled Evans, Rhaeadr Flock - Lot 38 Rhaeadr Double Diamond
2. T&R Laird, Cambwell Flock - Lot 50 Cambwell Dunvegan
3. T&R Laird, Cambwell Flock - Lot 49 Cambwell Darwin
4. James Conor Porter, Saltcotes Flock – Lot 26 Teilo Dyfalbarhad
5. Harry Griffies, Cairngryffe Flock – Lot 43 Cairngryffe Donald
6. Christopher Cornthwaite, Stump Cross Flock – Lot 27 Stump Cross De Niro

New Member Best Ram Lamb
1. Carl Henry Bellis, Cosyn Texels Flock – Lot 151 Cosyn Texels Everest
2. Myfyr Aled Evans, Rhaeadr Flock – Lot 132 Rhaeadr Enterprise
3. C W Stoddart, Penrith Flock - Lot 83 Penrith E Mail
4. John W Woodburn, Mansriggs Flock - Lot 168 Mansriggs Edison
5. Thomas Keating & Deborah Henery, Buttercross Flock – Lot 84 Buttercross EEZ By Gum
6. Mr James Conor Porter, Saltcotes Flock – Lot 134 Saltcotes Energiser

Best Ram Lamb
1.Gordon Gray, Ettrick Flock – Lot 73 Ettrick Eli
2. Proctors Farm Limited, Procters Flock – Lot 160A Procters Exterminator
3. Richard Wilson, Eden Valley Flock – Lot 77 Eden Valley Expresso
4. Richard Wilson, Eden Valley Flock – Lot 78 Eden Valley Eagle Eye
5. Mr P K Woof, Stainron Express Flock – Lot 66 Stainton Eugene
6.DJ Mckerrow, Nochnary Flock – Lot 128 Nochnary Entertainer

Best New Members Gimmer Shearling
1.Thomas Ayrton, Ayrton Flock – Lot 278 AYR2007453(E1)
2. Nerys Mosford-Jone & Carl Henry Bellis, Peniel Flock – Lot 249 JPD2000620(E1)
3. Mr Eamonn Vaughan, Partridge Nest Flock – Lot 273 VAE2000168(E1)
4. Mr Eamonn Vaughan, Partridge Nest Flock – Lot 274 VAE2000163(E1)
5. Mr Jeremy Theyer, Chedworth Flock – Lot 238 THX200090(1)
6. Paul Castle, Ulmas Flock – Lot 276A CLU2000666(E1)

Best Gimmer Shearling
1. Mr P K Woof, Stainton Flock – Lot 228 WPS2001592(E1)
2. Ryan Bradley, Bradleys Flock – Lot 187 BYK2000362(1)
3. Gordon Gray, Ettrick Flock – Lot 271 GGH2010044(E2)
4. Mr J D Houghton, Tophill Flock – Lot 256 HPH2001593(2)
5. Mr C Boden, Mellor Vale Flock – Lot 219 BCM2000797(E1)
6. Boden and Davies Ltd, Sportsman Flock – Lot 222 BGS2004375(E1)

Best Ewe Lamb
1. Carl Henry Bellis, Cosyn Texels Flock – Lot 292 BCY2101066(E1)
2. Mr Jeremy Theyer, Chedworth Flock – Lot 300 THX2100215(E1)
3. KM&C Parker, Wyrebeck Flock – Lot 304 PKE2100507(2)
4. Guy Reed, Alpha Flock – Lot 313A
5. Sam J Barlow, Littlewood Flock – Lot 315 BYX2100310(E2)
6. Sam J Barlow, Littlewood Flock – Lot 316 BYX2100316(E2)

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