Prices reached 1,600gns at the Badger Face Texel Sheep Society’s sale at Skipton on Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
Leading the charge was the entry which judge Dylan Jones, of Llanllwni in Carmarthenshire, tapped out as his reserve champion and first prize ewe lamb.
Derbyshire father and son team, Dean and Jayden, owner of the Clamps Riverside flock in Ashbourne, exhibited the top lot.
Riverside Dorris, a January-born single by renowned Dutch breeder Jan Rodenburg’s Turbo Das Notorious, is the first daughter out of a Turbo dam acquired in-lamb in 2021.
She has now been exhibited on four occasions this year, standing in third during all her appearances.
The overall reserve found a new home in Calderdale with G&R Booth of Huddersfield.
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The Clamps, who arrived with lambs from leading bloodlines and half-sisters to their unbeaten 2022 Great Yorkshire ewe lamb, made a “clean sweep” of prizes in the ewe lamb show classes.
The runner-up changed hands for 700gns, while the third prize winner went under the hammer at 550gns.
Selling for 800gns was the first prize ram lamb and overall show champion from Andrew Bailey’s Baileys flock in Chipping, near Preston.
His Baileys Dancing Brave is a February-born twin by Llwyn Derw Conan, acquired as a lamb from her Welshpool breeder.
The sire has “already performed with credit in the show arena”, the society says, standing champion and reserve interbreed at Cheshire, breed champion at Shropshire and male and reserve breed champion at the Great Yorkshire.
Out of another imported Turbo ewe, the victor joined fellow exhibitor Sam Duggan’s Cornhill flock at Boughrood, near Brecon. A second shearling ram from the same home made 500gns.
Aberdeenshire’s Stuart Wood was also represented with his own Woodies flock.
He secured two “solid” selling prices of 800gns and 750gns for a brace of March-2021, shearling ewes. These were both Dutch imports, which sold locally to Anthony Thompson in Foulridge.
Powys’s Sam Duggan was himself among the prizes when consigning the first prize shearling ram, a February-2021 twin by Sunnybank Boxer, which made 550gns.
450gns went to the third prize winner from Darren and Siam Hayward’s Garnview flock from St Andrew’s Major, near Dinas in Powys.
This is a January-2021, twin by an imported Cleenagh ram, whose Northern Ireland breeder Clive Richardson, from Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh, himself consigned the third-prize ram lamb, a home-bred February-born twin at 500gns.
North Craven’s Becki Dakin finished runner-up in the shearling ram class with a March-2021 twin by Turbo Das Notorious, which sold for 350gns.
Averages (according to society):
- Shearling ewe to 800gns (av: £813);
- Ewe lambs to 1600gns (av: £700);
- Aged rams to 900gns (av: £945);
- Shearling rams to 500gns (av: £406);
- Ram lambs to 800gns (av: £399).
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