Highest Priced Texel

The AMC sponsored Scottish National Sale saw solid trade with an abundance of commercial interest in the breed, with many new breeders buying quality sheep with confidence attending the Sale from across the British Isles.


Deveronvale Perfection MGV09436 sold for £231,000

To top the impressive day Deveronvale Perfection MGV09436 smashed the breed record at 220,000gns (£231,000).

Graham Morrison, Deveronvale Flock owner stated that “Perfection” is the best lamb he has ever bred, with the price surpassing his wildest dreams”.

The proud purchaser, Jimmy Douglas, Cairness, described his purchase as the best lamb he had ever seen, with “a great body and strong loin”, Jimmy saw “Perfection” and was impressed by his incredibly chunky stature, great strength and tremendous gigot”.

British Texel Sheep Society Chief Executive, John Yates, commented that “Perfection” will be a long term investment, “It comes down to genetics,” he said, “Breeders are looking at the decades of sheep that this blood line can produce. “Perfection” went to a phenomenal price today, it surprised even us, but when breeders show the enthusiasm that they have for our breed, when they see the “Perfect” Ram, they will stop at nothing, confidence is extremely strong in our breed and the value it is adding to the entire Sheep Industry is extremely evident”

Breed Society Chairman, Tim Healy, commented that “Perfection” stood out in his class, and was a worthy Champion at the Show preceding the Sale, judged by Mr David Chave of the Peacehay flock, it was no surprise that he could top the sale, the Texel breed continues to add value to commercial producers, the breed really hits the target, “Perfection” is a great investment which given time should offer a good return for Mr Douglas”.

Graham Morrison with his ram and helper Scott Michie