Blue Texels sold to a high of 1500gns at Worcester on Saturday, with the best of those on offer eagerly sought after.
Taking the pick of the day’s trade was Sara Gibbons’ Whatmore flock when selling a gimmer which is a paternal sister to this year’s Royal Welsh Show breed champion. This was Whatmore 11/0071, a Whatmore Siren daughter out of Whatmore Racket, a daughter of the a Millend sire. This one sold to the Sacombe flock of Messrs Barker and Borlase, Hertfordshire.
Then selling at 1400gns was the day’s female and overall champion, a substitute entry gimmer from Dylan and Bethan Jones’ Beili flock. She sold to A D R Cook, Abergavenny.
And the next best price of the sale of 1280gns was another from Whatmore, this time ram lamb Whatmore Vault which sold to David and Linda Wadland, Northampton. This son of homebred sire Whatmore Tommy is out of Whatmore Snuff, a ewe by Whatmore Rebel.
Following here at 1050gns was a gimmer from Dawn and Grace Sutton’s Buteland flock. This one, GDS/11/00460, is by a Bishops sire and out of a Millside dam which is in turn by a Craigalbert sire. She sold to Messrs Lyle, Fife.
After that at 950gns was a ewe lamb from The Watkins family’s Millend flock. This was WCM12/00797, a daughter of a Mac tup out of a dam by Miserden Lovebug. She sold to A D R Cook.
At the same money was a ram lamb from Sarah Chambers, Shearstone Volleyball. Sired by Shearstone True Blue he is out of a homebred dam by a Marteg sire and sold to Messrs Perry.
And selling at 890gns was a shearling tup from Sara Gibbons, Whatmore Temper. This Whatmore Siren son is out of Whatmore Rose, a daughter of a Millend sire and sold to R G Mann.
Then making 850gns was a shearling ewe from the Jones’ Beili flock. This was BBD11/00314, a daughter of a Dulas sire out of a Beili ewe by a Millside sire. Claiming her were Messrs Lyle.
And at 840gns was another shearling tup from Sara Gibbons, Whatmore Tommy. This one, the sire of the 1280gns ram lamb is out of a Black Mountain ewe. This one was bought by R W Lewis, Lisvane.
Taking an 800gns bid and completing a memorable day for the Whatmore flock was a ewe lamb, WHA 12/00287. This one, again by Whatmore Tommy is out of Whatmore Shuffle, another by Whatmore Rebel. She sold to join her flockmate with Messrs Barker and Borlase, Hertfordshire.
Averages; seven flock ewes £315, 32 shearling ewes £584.71, 21 ewe lambs £458, 19 shearling rams £397.89, 21 ram lambs £355.50 (McCartneys).