A top call of 4,300gns led the Northern Irish National Texel sale, with ram lamb and shearling ram averages up and 91 per cent of gimmers sold.
Leading the day’s trade was the pre-sale champion from Brian Williamson’s Omagh based Farmhill flock, the shearling ram, Farmhill Aristotle.
By Tullagh Yogi out of a dam by Knock Travis, it was knocked down to Paul and Baillie O’Connor, Seaforde, for the Drumgooland flock.
Next at 4,000gns and topping the ram lamb trade was Millburn Big Guns from Naomi Ardis, Hilltown.
By the 70,000gns Teiglum Young Gun out of a dam by the 145,000gns Knap Vicious Sid, it sold to Ivor Kilpatrick, Raphoe, County Donegal.
At 3,000gns was Irish Hill Braveheart, a ram lamb from Wilson Kennedy, Ballyclare. By Knock Yazoo and out of a dam by Knap Vogue, it joins Peter Boyd’s Poseyhill flock, Ballyclare.
Two more sold for 2,600gns. The first was Donalds View Bset Yet, a Drumgooland Aga Khan son from Sean Hamill, Limavady.
Out of a dam by Springwell Ven, it sold in a three-way split to Robert Laird, Cambwell, Kenny Johnstone, Boghouse and Neil Edmondson, Castle Bank.
The other at this price was Kiltariff Bastareaud from Barclay Bell and family, Rathfriland. A son of Sportsmans Yogi Bear out of a Cowal Viceroy-sired dam, it was purchased by Robert Mulligan for the Brague flock, Banbridge.
After that was a 2,400gns call for the ram lamb, Tamnamoney Black Lightning, from Roger Strawbridge, Coleraine.
A Scotsman Avicii son out of a dam with Duncryne Uber Cool, it sold to Henry Gamble, Springwell.
Topping the gimmer trade at 1,300gns was the female and overall champion from Beth and Jack Gault, Newtownabbey. T
his Halbeath Woody daughter from the Cherryvale flock and out of a dam by Sportsmans Scania, sold to R. Docherty, Clonmany.
Next at 1,050gns was a Fairywater gimmer from Andrew Fyffe, Fairywater. A Strathbogie Whiplash daughter, it sold to C. McIlwaine, Newtonstewart.
Averages - 32 shearling ewes, £536.48; 132 ram lambs, £648.93; 64 shearling rams, £748.86.
Auctioneers: J. A. McClelland and Sons.