The pre-sale show at the first major Texel sale of the season, the Northern Irish National Texel show and sale, Ballymena, saw a rare double achieved by Andrew Fyffe’s Fairywater flock, with both the overall and reserve championship tickets going to Fairywater animals.
Taking the overall championship for Mr Fyffe was his gimmer FAO1100201. Sired by Strathbogie Python this one is out of a dam by Ettrick My Jinks and is full sister to the champion from Omagh and Castlewellan.
Reserve overall under judge Geraint Jones, of the Erw flock, Corwen, was Fairywater Tribute, a son of Cornerstone Isaac and out of a dam by Knock Impulse. His dam is a maternal sister to last year’s sale topper, 9000gns tup Fairywater Susperstar.
Taking the reserve female championship was Brian Hanthorn’s second prize gimmer, HBN1100334, an ET bred daughter of Mullan Royal Flush out of a dam by 120,000gns sire Loosebeare Imp.
And in reserve spot in the males was Derryvore Terminator from Owen Donohoe. This son of Glasker Supreme is out of a dam by Straidarran Kojak.
1- Andrew Fyffe, Fairywater, FAO1100201
2- Brian Hanthorn, Mullan, HBN1100334
3- J and R Currie, Tullagh, CJT1100239
4- Richard Henderson, Ballynahone, HBR1100237
5 – Gareth Tumelty, Aideshill, TGA1100131
To see the full class results click below. Selling in the ewe lambs and gimmers gets underway shortly, news from the sale ring will follow in due course.
1- J, r and G Foster, Springhill, FTS1100432
2 – Adrian Liggett, Corbo, LTG1100167
3 – James Cleand, Rose Hall, CJZ1100097
4 – Fraser Tweed, Ballycoose, VMA1100511
5 – Graham Rodgers, Bohard, ROG1100132
Young Handlers ram lamb
1- Robert and Andrew Kennedy, Maineview, KMR1200185
2 – David and James Boyd, Crawfordsland, BOY1200506
3 – T and R Carson, Downkillybegs, CTD1200526
4 – Robert Mulligan, Brague, MRB1200477
5- David Warwick, Braehead, QDA1200214
Open ram lamb
1 – Andrew Fyffe, Fairywater, FAO1200300
2 – Owen Donohoe, Derryvore, XOD1200258
3 – T J and K Carson, Downkillybegs, CTD1200526
4 -Alastair Gault, Forkins, GAF1200509
5 – Brian Hanthorn, Mullan, HBN1200479
Recorded ram lamb
1 – Cyril and Martin Millar, Millars, VMG1200646
2 – Simpson and Calvin, Ballyhivistock, SCY1200491
3 – Fraser Tweed, Ballycoose, TQB1200058
4 – Henry Gamble, Springwell, GRS1200823
5 – Brian Hanthorn, Mullan, HBN1200486
Northern Irish Young Breeders ewe lamb
1- K A, L A and Claire Beacom, Castleknowe, BKL1200116
2 – Baillie O’Connor, Windermere, OCL1200153
3 – Adrian Liggett, Corbo, LIG1200200
4 – John Trimble, Curley, TYC1200252
5 – Robert and Andrew Kennedy, Maineview, KMR1200174