Texels sell to a strong commercial trade at NSA Ram Sale, Builth Wells
Texel breeders were well rewarded by commercial buyers at the NSA Ram Sale, Builth Wells, with both of the main Texel sale rings seeing shearling ram clearance rates above 90% and healthy averages too.
The 914 shearling rams sold across the sale rings levelled the day at £481.34, a shade back on 2011 prices, but well in line with national sale trends and a very strong average for such a large number of shearlings sold.
Topping the shearling trade at 3900gns was the fifth prize shearling ram from the pre-sale show, with this one selling to A G and D Bisset, Dukesfield, Hexham.
In the ram lambs the best price of 3000gns was paid for the pre-sale champion from Robert Bennet, Meifod, Powys. This one was a Connachan Sharky son and sold in a two way split to Gordon Gray and Nick Layton.
Ram lambs achieved an 85% clearance, with the 287 lambs sold averaging £317.38. Meanwhile the best call in the females on offer was a 1050gns bid for a shearling ewe, with ewe lambs peaking at 620gns. A total of 111 shearling ewes sold to average £322.90, with 17 ewe lambs averaging £245.21.