The largest number of Texels catalogued for the Chelford sale for many years peaked at 2,250gns.
The sale topper was the ewe lamb which judge James Robinson, Carnforth, had pulled out for the reserve championship. From Ben Vernon’s Charben flock, Rocester, Staffordshire, it is a daughter of Glenside Valhalla, out of a Strathbogie Thunde ewe, and was bought by L.A. Lloyd, Knighton, Powys.
Another ewe lamb from the Charben flock, a Tullylargan Tonka daughter out of a ewe by Castlecairn SAS Commander, made 1,150gns to N.D. Pearson, Buxton, Derbyshire.
The supreme champion came from the Ettrick and Tima flock owners Messrs Gray, Selkirk. It was a Tima gimmer which took the top rosette. By Llyfni Usain Bolt out of a Glenside Razzle Dazzle ewe, it sold carrying twins to Glenside Wurzel at 1,800gns to C.H. Bellis, Holywell, Flintshire.
The Meinspride flock of Angela Nairey, Blackburn, peaked at 1,450gns for a Strathbogie Terminator daughter, out of a Glenside King ewe. It sold carrying twins to Fachell Aussie, to Gary Scott, Denbighshire.
The best of the Ettrick ewes, a Llyfni Usain Bolt daughter out of a Thinacres Grenade ewe, made 1,200gns to C. Asher, Railford, Derby.
A large entry of Texel ewes peaked at 1,050gns for the best of a consignment from the Sportsmans flock. The 2012-born ewe by Milnbank Special One, out a Baltier Panther-sired ewe and carrying twins to Mellor Vale Wildcat, went home with R. Alderson, Barrowford, Lancashire.
The sale included the dispersal of the lambing portion of the Croston flock on behalf of Bill Higham who is retiring, and he saw a leading price of 1,000gns.
27 ewes, £350.39; 72 shearling ewes, £504.51; 35 ewe lambs, £331.80.
Auctioneers: Wright Marshall.