A Texel gimmer from Richard Wilson’s Eden Valley flock lead the prices at Saturday’s Winter Warmers Sale, Newark, when selling at 1200gns.
This was WEV1701006 a Knock Yankee daughter out of a dam by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold. She sold to R Mawr and E Benge, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Following her at 700gns was the best of the Texel aged ewes, with this coming from Iolo Prys Jones’ Llangwm flock. Sired by Knap Vinnie Jones, this 2015-born ewe, JLI1501133, is out of a dam by Kelso Picasso and sold having been AI’d to Milnbank Brisbane. Buying this one was Chris Beck, Halesworth, Suffolk.
Then making 620gns was another of the Eden Valley consignment from Richard Wilson, WEV1700965. This gimmer is by Hexel Wildcard and out of a dam by Deveronvale Perfection. She was sold carrying to Auldhouseburn Bolt and was taken by Chris Foster, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
Four Texels then sold at 600gns, with the first being a Loosebeare gimmer from the Quick family. This was QEL1708134, a daughter of Whitehart Ultimate and out of a dam by Mossknowe United. She was sold in-lamb to Millar’s Abu Dhabi and found a new home with Shirt Farms, Buxton.
At the same money was the best of the day from Peter Woof, WPS1701056, from the Stainton flock. This Knock Yankee daughter is out of an Anglezarke Uno daughter and sold in-lamb to Auldhouseburn Bolt, with this one taken by Ian Wildgoose and Sons, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Third at 600gns was another of Richard Wilson’s WEV1700995. Another by Knock Yankee, she is a full sister to the sale topper and was again in-lamb to Auldhouseburn Bolt. Buying this one were Messrs Mawr and Benge, Woodhall Spa.
A final 600gns call in the Texels came for yet another of the Eden Valley gimmers, WEV1701010. This one is by Bryn-Y-Coed Yogi Bear and out of a dam by Deveronvale Perfection. Selling in-lamb to Auldhouseburn Bolt, she was the pick of D J Summers and Son, Gainsborough.
Messrs Quick sold another at 580gns, with this being QEL1707920. Sired by Douganhill Whisky Mac and out of a Loosebeare Show Stopper-sired dam this one was in-lamb to Millars Abu Dhabi and went home with Shirt Farms, Buxton.
Topping the small offering of Beltex forward was a 600gns call for a ewe lamb from Clare Morris’ Clarison flock. This was Clarison Diva, a Dooley Amazing daughter out of a Whatmore Temper-sired dam. She sold to Holly Lutkin, Norfolk.
David and Matthew Prince followed that when selling a gimmer at 480gns. This was Stonedge Cyclamen, a Stonedge Beelzebub daughter out of a dam by Myna The Godfather. Taking her home was M Richmond, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Leading the Blue Texel section were a brace of 600gns sales, with the first of these being for a 2015-born ewe from Will Abram. This was Beetley Bee, a daughter of a Nantyderri sire out of a dam by a Craigalbert ram. She sold in-lamb to Beili Blues Ali and was bought by J Jones and sons, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Second at this level was a gimmer from R Mawr, Premier Britney. She is by CJ’s Yahoo and out of a Whatmore dam and was knocked down to M Atkins, Briston, Norfolk.
Making 500gns was a 2015-born ewe from R Darlington, with this one bred in the Garn flock and sold in-lamb to Joe’s Brock. She was bought by Field Farming Co, Upton, Newark.
Then at 480gns was the best of the ewe lambs from the Lloyd family’s Stonycroft flock. This daughter of Bishops Xavier is out of a dam by Whatmore Xpedition and sold to M Atkins, Briston, Norfolk.
Best call in the Suffolks forward at 380gns was Harley Turner’s gimmer PSF17:00163. This twin-born gimmer is by Harley’s He’s a Cracker and out of a dam by Glenhead Golden Phoenix. She sold in-lamb to Birness Bench Mark and was taken by M J North, Fenwick, Donacster.
Topping the Charollais sale at 440gns was Geoff Biddulph’s gimmer from the Gawsworth flock, 17PF01823. This one sold carrying to Elmwick Preston and was sold to Swallows Farm, Sykehouse, Goole.
Averages; 59 Texel gimmers £391.70, five Texel ewes £432.60, four Texel ewe lambs £241.50, four Beltex gimmers £349.12, two Beltex ewe lambs £431.25, three Bleu Du Maine ewe lambs £343, five Blue Texel ewe lambs £259.66, five Blue Texel ewes £392.70, eight Blue Texel gimmers £346.50, eight Suffolk gimmers £337.31, six Suffolk ewe lambs £273, 10 Charollais gimmers £386.40. six Charollais ewe lambs £163.33 (Newark Livestock Sales).