A strong demand pushed prices to 3000gns three times at the Shropshire and Borders Texel Club in lamb sale at Welshpool, with all three of these coming from Robert Pierce’s Oldford flock, Chester. The first was at this money was the second shearling ewe through the ring PRE1500559, sired by Oberstown Usain Bolt and in-lamb to Anglezarke Uno. This one was bought by Gordon Gray, Ettrick.
The next at 3000gns was a Tophill Union Jack daughter in-lamb to Sportsmans Tremendous. And the last at 3000gns was a gimmer sired by Anglezarke Uno and in lamb to Hexel Wildcard . The dams of all three ewes went back to Mullan Supremacy. The Oldford flock also had ewes at 1800gns, 1700gns, 1500gns, 1300gns and 1200gns.
Following was a shearling ewe from the Bennett family's, Plasucha Flock. This one is sired by Plasucha Valentine and out of a homebred dam by Connachan Sharky. In lamb to Brackenridge Young Gun she sold at 1600gns.
Claybury Texels' run of in lamb shearlings topped at 1150 gns, this ewe was in lamb to Cowal You My Boy. She is sired by Stainton Vantage II and goes back to Douganhill Mc Fly. A small show of six empty ewe lambs sold to a top of 720 gns from William McCaffrey of the Scholars flock, she was sired by Eden Valley Wiz kid by Sportsmans Tremendous.
Averages; 91 shearling ewes £659.77, three aged ewes £336, six ewe lamb £353.50 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).