English National Show & Sale - Worcester
Averages Up and Strong Clearances for Texel Rams at Worcester
The final National Texel sale of the season, the English National Sale at Worcester on Tuesday (27 August) saw a top price of 6800gns paid for the lead lamb from the in-form Strathbogie flock of Jim Innes, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Overall 149 ram lambs sold to find new homes with the average rising more than £40 on the year to settle at a healthy £863.82.
272 Strathbogie Unforgetable 6800gns
Mr Innes leader from a pen of four which averaged more than £5000 was Strathbogie Unforgetable, a son of homebred sire Strathbogie Terminator out of a an Annan Limmy sired dam. He is a full brother to the 48,000gns Strathbogie lamb from Lanark just five days earlier. He sold to David and Thomas Bradley-Farmer, Petersfield, Hampshire.
275 Strathbogie Usher 5000gns
Second best of the sale was the last lamb from Mr Innes, Strathbogie Usher, another by the Terminator sired and out of a dam by Glenside Razzle Dazzle. This one was bought by the pre-sale judge Robert Laird for the Cambwell flock.
273 Strathbogie Umpire 4800gns
The second lamb from the Strathbogie pen, Strathbogie Umpire, a Scholars Twenty Twelve son out of a dam by Glenside Razzle Dazzle the sold at 4800gns. This one which had stood second in the open ram lamb class was knocked down to a consortium consisting of Steve and Helen Smith, Pen Parc, John Mellin, Hull House, and Stuart Currie, Beautry.
159 Sportsmans Unimog 4100gns
Following that at 4100gns was the champion from the pre-sale show, Sportsman's Unimog from Messrs Boden and Davies. This son of 42,000gns Tullylagan Tonka is out of a dam by Cambwell Rob Roy and was sold to Gordon Gray, Ettrick.
268 Milnbank USA 3700gns
At 3700gns was Robbie Wilson's best of the day, Milnbank USA, a son of the 60,000gns Teiglum Tornado out of a dam by Ettrick No Limits. He sold with an index of 343 and was bought by Bicton College, Devon.
213 Whitehart Ultra 3400gns
A 3400gns bid followed that, with this money paid for Nicola Hartwright's lamb Whitehart Ultra. Sired by Humeston River Dance he is out of an Ellen Valley Nemesis dam. He was knocked down to A J Reed, Upper Scolton, Spittal, Pembrokeshire
158 Sportsmans UFO 3200gns
Two then sold at 3200gns, with both coming from the Boden and Davies pen. First at this money was Sportsman's UFO, a son of Milnbank Times Square out of a dam by Hen Gapel Royal Gold. This one sold in a two way split to Henry and Tina Ashley for the Lincs flock and Messrs Baker for the Meadowbrook flock.
160 Sportsmans Uncommon 3200gns
The second at this price was Sportsman's Uncommon, a full ET brother to the UFO. He was the choice of David Corfield and family for their Fordwell flock, Oxfordshire.
178 Stainton Uncle Sam 3000gns
And making 3000gns was Peter Woof's third prize lamb from the pre-sale show, Stainton Uncle Sam. This Sportsman's Tremendous son is out of a dam by Stainton Ricochet and sold to the MacTaggart family for the Rascarrel flock.
Jim Innes was back in the money again after that, selling Strathbogie UFO at 2700gns. Another full brother to last week's 48,000gns lamb he is a Terminator son of the Annan Limmy daughter. Buyers here were G A and K E Morgan, Bearwood, Herefordshire
Shortly before that the Gibbs family sold their best of the day at 2400gns. This was Bettonfield Uzi, a Colwood Rock son out of a dam by Millar's Olympian. He sold with an index of 337 and found a new home with G V Hardwick and Son, Gwystre, Powys.
A pair then sold at 2000gns, with the first of these being another from Boden and Davies, Sportsman's Upright. He is a Tullylagan Tonka son out of a dam by Baltier Panther. Taking him home was A Thomas, Whitland, Carmarthenshire.
The other at this level was from the Whitehart pen of Nicola Hartwright. He was Whitehart Upstanding, a Humeston River Dance son out of a dam by Ellen Valley Nemesis and sold to the Kirton family, Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Demand for shearling tups was the strongest seen at any of the three mainland Texel sales this season, with a top call of 2850gns and an 80% clearance rate.
362 Clun Titan
Topping the prices was the first prize winning shearling and reserve male champion from the pre-sale show, Clun Titan from A E Williams and Son. This son of Cambwell Powerhouse is out of a Wolfclyde Nitor sired dam and sold to D Morley, Clipston, Leicestershire.
Following him were a pair of shearlings at 1200gns, with the first of these being from the Chave family's Peacehay pen. Their pen topper was Peacehay Tremendous, a Douganhill Lonestar son out of a dam by Cennen Magnum. He was snapped up by Messrs Harrison Bros, Calverton, Milton Keynes.
And the second at this price came from another west country breeder, being Loosebeare Thiago from the Quick family. He's a son of Whitehart Spot On and is out of a dam by Summerwodd Grand Union. Taking him home were G E Haynes and Son, Winslow, Buckinghamshire.
Selling for 1180gns was another from the Chaves, Peacehay True Blue, an Allanfauld Rockafella son out of a dam by Lyonshall King Of Clubs. This one found a new home with J D R Corbett, Newent, Gloucestershire.
The final bid of 1100gns or more came at 1120gns when R and S Watson, Kington, Herefordshire, bought Claybury Thomas from Claybury Texels. He's a son of Tamnamoney Ned son out of a dam by Castlecairn Keltic Star.
149 ram lambs £863.82
56 shearling rams £731.63
Buyers Keen for Texel Shearling Ewes at Worcester
Texel shearling ewes met a ready demand at Worcester on Monday evening (26 August), with 66 selling to a healthy average of £634.45 and a top call of 3400gns.
93 Knap 3400gns
Leading the day's trade at 3400gns was the pre-sale champion from Robert Cockburn's Knap flock, Crieff.
This was CKP1203250, a Baltier rascal daughter out of a dam by Hull House Nijinsky. She sold to Messrs Boden and Davies for their Sportsman's flock, Cheshire.
5 Beautry 2900gns
Second best of the night was a call of 2900gns from Procters Farm, Clitheroe, when buying the third prize gimmer from Stuart Currie's Beautry flock. Sired by Arkle South Pacific, this gimmer, CUB1200688, is out of a dam by Millar's Omen.
Then making 2500gns was the sixth prize gimmer from the pre-sale show from Peter Woof's Stainton flock. This one, WPS1200300, is a Carran Sutherland's Star daughter out of a dam by Fachell On Approval. She was bought by R Wilson, Appleby, Cumbria.
The reserve female champion from David, Isla and Lisa Gray then followed that when selling for 1550gns. This shearling, GCT1202327, is a Milnbank Sgt Pepper daughter out of a dam by Teilo Mathonwy and sold to David and Thomas Bradley-Farmer, Petersfield, Hampshire.
Following her at 1250gns was David and Jo Chambers' gimmer from their Twelve Oaks flock, CTO1200198. This Carran Sutherland's Star daughter is out of a dam by Kerryhill Oliver and was knocked down to R C L Watts, Williton, Taunton.
Then at 1020gns was another from the Tima pen of the Gray family, GCT1202317. This daughter of Ettrick Sir Alan is out of a dam by Thinacres Grenade and sold to C A Smale, South Molton, Devon.
Average: 66 shearling ewes £634.45
Sportsman's ram lamb leads show classes at Worcester
The Sportman's flock of Messrs Boden and Davies continued a strong run of form at the National Texels Sales this year when collecting it's second successive championship ticket at the English National Sale, Worcester, under judge Robert Laird, Cambwell.
Sportsman's show topper was the winner of the open ram lamb class, Sportsman's Unimog, a son of the 42,000gns Tullylagan Tonka out of a Haddo dam bought for 6000gns at Carlisle last autumn. He is a full brother to the 10,000gns Sportsman's United II sold at Lanark a week earlier and also to the reserve overall champion from the Welsh National Sale, Sportsman's Urban.
Standing reserve overall was the female champion and winner of the gimmer class from Robert Cockburn's Knap flock. This gimmer, CKP1203250, is a daughter of Baltier Rascal I and is out of adam by Hull House Nijinsjy.
Taking the reserve male championship was the shearling ram winner, Clun Titan from A E Williams and Son. He is a son of Cambwell Powerhouse and is out of a dam by Wolfclyde Nitro.
In reserve spot in the females was the second prize shearling ewe from David, Isla and Lisa Gray's Tima flock, GCT1202327. This Milnbank Sgt Pepper daughter is out of a Teilo Mathonwy sired dam.
1- R Cockburn, Knap, CKP1203250 (lot 93)
2- D, I and L Gray, Tima, GCT1202327 (lot 79)
3- S C Currie, Beautry, CUB1200688 (lot 5)
4- J Mellin, Hull House, MJH1202718 (lot 72)
5- T MacTaggart, Rascarrel, MTR1200316 (lot 23)
1- A E Williams and Son, Clun Titan (lot 362)
2- E W Quick, Loosebeare the One (lot 368)
3- N Hartwright, Whitehart Temptation (lot 414)
4- T MacTaggart, Rascarrel, Tomahawk (lot 369)
5- F H Chave and Son, Peacehay True Blue (lot 357)
324 Thacka Uptop 700gns
Novice Ram Lambs
1- G Pyman, Thacka Uptop (lot 324)
2- D J Morgan, Tynewydd Ulysses (lot 342)
3- C Gauld, Cairnam Utter Nutter (lot 248)
4- T Prew, Shipton Under Wychwood (lot 1247)
5- D J and B J Leadbeater, Blackbird Ulick (lot 1246)
Open Ram Lambs
1- Boden and Davies, Sportsman's Unimog (lot 159)
2- J Innes and Son, Strathbogie Umpire (lot 273)
3- P K Woof, Stainton Uncle Sam (lot 1178)
4- Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe Underwriter (lot 338)
5- G L Riby, Stonehills Ultra Sound (lot 294)
287 Haddo Unionist 1150gns
Recorded Ram Lambs
1- W J Knox, Haddo Unionist (lot 287)
2- R H Wilson, Milnbank U2 (lot 1267)
3- G Pyman, Thacka Unique (lot 325)
4- G H and G G Wilkinson, Arkle Uranium (lot 190)
5- Procters Farm, Procters Ultrasonic (lot 297)
Overall champion - Boden and Davies' ram lamb Sportsman's Unimog (lot 159)
Reserve overall champion - R Cockburn's shearling ewe CKP1203250 (lot 93)
Male champion- Boden and Davies' ram lamb Sportsman's Unimog (lot 159)
Reserve male champion - A E Williams and Son's shearling ram Clun Titan (lot 362)
Female champion- R Cockburn's shearling ewe CKP1203250 (lot 93)
Reserve female champion- D, I and L Gray's shearling ewe GCT1202327 (lot 79)
156 Sportsmans Unite 1600gns
210 Hartpury Unicorn 1350gns
290 Haddo Uplift