Leading today’s sale of Blue Texels in Carlisle was the female and overall champion, a shearling gimmer from the Ivanhoe flock of the Bailey family. This one is by an imported sire out of a homebred dam and was knocked down at 1500gns to A Cooke, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Next best at 1180gns was the first prize ewe lamb and reserve female champion from Dylan Jones’ Beili flock. By a Dutch imported tup out of a homebred dam by a homebred tup, this one sold to David Cormack and Gaynor McDowell for their son Cameron’s flock.
Sticking with females, the next best came from David Alexander with the second prize shearling gimmer which sold for 1000gns. Homebred on both sides, this one goes back to a Jonsland tup on the sire side and a Craigalbert tup on the dam side and sold to B Stevenson, West Auckland.
At 900gns Beili Blues were back in action selling their third prize shearling gimmer to Messrs Mason, Lancaster. This one is out of a homebred dam by a Dulas tup.
Ram trade saw a top price of 850gns for a shearling tup from the Jones’ family’s Dulas flock. Homebred on both sides and going back to a imported sire, he sold for John Lyle and Co, Leven, Fife.
Second highest price tup and top priced ram lamb was the third place lamb from Cameron Cormack. By a Garn sire, this one is out of a Craigalbert ewe which is a daughter of a Millside tup and sold for 750gns to previous buyer B stevenson, West Auckland.
Averages: 9 shearling gimmers £673.22; 18 ewe lambs £508.11; 1 ewe £504.00; 7 shearling rams £517.57; 13 ram lambs £390.15 (Harrison and Hetherington).