Leading the trade at the English national Texel sale at Worcester was a top call of 15,000gns in the ram lamb section for Willy Davis’ Usk Vale Champagne Charlie.
From his Pontypool based flock, this son of Hexel Born To Be Wild is out of a Glenside-bred dam by the 82,000gns Cornmore Velvet Jacket.
Landing the final bid were Nick Legge and family for the Thornbury flock.
Next was a 5,500gns bid for Denbigh based Myfyr Evans’ lamb from his a Rhaeadr flock. This son of Garngour Alabama is out of a dam by Clinterty Yuga Khan and sold to Stephen Cobbald, Suffolk.
Making 5,000gns was Cambwell Chieftan from Robert Laird, Biggar. Sired by Langford Adder Again, this one is out of a dam by the homebred Cambwell Trademark and is bred from the same dam as last year’s sale topping Cambwell Boss Hogg.
It sold with an index of 221 to Andrew Reed and family for the Scolton flock, Haverfordwest.
A 10,000gns bid topped the shearling ram trade for Canllefaes Bright Spark from W. T. Davies and Co, Cardigan.
This son of Talcoed You Know is out of a dam by Young Venture Vantasitc and was purchased by Iain and Patsy Hunter, Perthshire.
Up next at 7,000gns was pre-sale show first prize winner, Whitehart Big Style, from father and daughter, Jim and Nicola Hartwright.
Sired by Strawfrank Wild Thing and out of a dam by Broomknowes Tyson, it sold to Paul Tippetts, Shifnal, for the Wilodge flock.
Selling at 3,200gns next was another by Talcoed You Know from Mr Davies, Canllefaes Big Boy.
Out of a Scolton Uranium-sired dam, it was sold in a three-way split between Messrs Reed, Scolton, Barbara Smith and family, Slapton, and Philip Weaver, Empire.
It was the reserve overall and female champion which led the gimmer sale at 9,000gns, with the section also seeing its second best average recorded at £1,171.52 for 72 sold, a rise of 13 on the year.
The sale leader from Angus and Sue Howie’s Millhouse flock, by the 32,000gns Cairness Ranger and out of a dam by the homebred Millhouse Upstart, sold to James Theyer for his Clanfield flock, Oxfordshire.
Next at 6,200gns was a daughter of the Irish sire, Greenstar Alfie, from James Innes, Aberdeenshire.
Out of a dam by Aman Vyrnwy and was also knocked down to Mr Theyer.
Making 6,000gns next was Perthshire based Robert Cockburn’s Knap gimmer. Sired by Mullan Amigo and out of a dam by Charben Valentine, it sold to Mark Priestley, Downpatrick.
A 3,600gns call followed that for the sole gimmer from the Watkins family’s Cwmcerrig flock.
A Strathbogiem Yes Sir daughter, out of a dam by Glenside Razzle Dazzle, this one was knocked down to J. Mifflin. Stoke on Trent.
Averages: 153 ram lambs, £1,088.26; 52 shearling rams, £1,298.77; 75 gimmers £1,171.52