Shearling rams lead Skipton commercial Texel trade at 1020gns
Last week's multibreed sheep sale at Skipton saw Texels in hot demand, selling to a top price of 1020gns for the first prize shearling tup from David Towell, Glusburn Moor, Keighley.
Moor Top Sunrise - 1020gns
This one, Moor Top Sunrise, is by homebred sire Moor Top Outlaw. Then selling at 900gns was a shearling tup from P Jewitt and Son, Hutton Buscell, with this one finding a new home with B and E E Newhouse, Wigglesworth.
Trading at 820gns was the second prize shearling ram from John and Linda Mellin, Hull House, this one sold to E J Fort, Silsden.
Mark and Helen Keighley, Leathley, Otley, sold entries at 760gns and 660gns, with Anne Nairey, Blackburn, also performing well with three clearances at 740gns, 700gns and 620gns. Two other high price achievers were Jennifer Lodge, Moss, Doncaster, at 700gns and F and H J Booth, Wigglesworth, at 620gns.
Texel shearling rams averaged £426, on a par with last year, aged rams £406, ram lambs £209, shearling ewes £169 and ewe lambs £149 (Craven Cattle Marts).