Builth NSA Ram Sale Monday 22nd September 2014.
Blue Texel Catalogue
Carlisle Saturday 27th September 2014.
175 Blue Texels, 93 Rams and 82 Females.
Judging - 10.30am, Sale - 12 Noon.
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Blue Texel August Newsletter
WORCESTER SALE REPORT 5TH SEPTEMBER 2014
A good turnout of buyers ensured an 83% clearance at this week’s sale, held by McCartney’s auctioneers at their Worcester Market. A packed sale ring ensured there was a strong trade for the quality sheep forward and females in particular were in big demand.
The Supreme Champion at the pre-sale show, judged by Nina Smith of Blue tone Flock, was the homebred Whatmore Wildfire from Mrs Sara Gibbons, Dan-Y-Mynydd, Tregoyd, Brecon. A triplet shearling ewe by Whatmore Siren, she had previously won first and Reserve Female Champion at this year’s Royal Welsh Show and the buyers supported the judge’s decision by seeing her make the top female price of the day at 1500gns, when she sold to Mr Heath, Brook House, Naggington Ashbourne. Mr Heath also followed the judge’s opinion by purchasing the 1st prize ewe lamb, Glan-Y-Mor Xena from Mathew Jones, Glan-Y-Mor, Yny, Talsarau, Gwynedd, joined the Champion at Brook House with Mr Heath for 1100gns. Mr Heath also later added Beaconsview Xtra, a ram lamb from Chris Davies, Breconsview Flock, Caebetranm Felinfach Brecon, for 1700gns.
Top price of the day however went to a ram lamb from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams’, Hackney flock based at Lodge Hill Farm, Park Lane Shifnal, Shropshire, when Hackney Xtrovert, a Whatmore Siren son, sold to Mr G Hardman, Farm Mill, Mill Lane, Lowbands, Gloucestershire for 2200gns. He was closely followed by the Reserve Male Champion, Jonsland Xcess, from Dan & Janine Jones’s Jonsland flock, based at Tynybryn Farms, Tregynon, Newton, Powys when this Jonsland Will I Am sired ram lamb sold to Mrs H Clarke, Model Farm, Brick Kiln Rd, Hevingham, Norwich, for 2100gns to join her Williams Flock.
The Millside Flock of David and Jennifer Alexander, Galston, Ayrshire had a good trade with their pen of shearling ewes, including the second top female price of the day when an ET daughter of Craigalbert sold to Mr T.G.O. Douglas & Co, Upper Ash trees, Camptown Jedburgh to join his Jethart Flock for 1450gns. She was quickly followed by the next lot in the ring selling to the Beetly Flock of W.J. & M. O. Abram, High House, Beetly, Dereham for 1050gns and then her ET full sister sold to Miss H Fletcher and Miss C Grenham from Kent for 1250gns. Millside trade gave the Alexander’s a top average of 954gns for the nine shearling ewes sold.
An 1100gns bid secured Natyderri Nan for Adrian & Clive Richardson’s, Cleenagh Flock from Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. She is a Whatmore Walnut daughter out of a Millside ewe.
Second top price of the day in the male section once again followed the judge’s recommendation when Andrew Froggetts, 1st prize aged Millside Ram, who bred the Champion and top priced female at the 2013 sale sold for 1800gns to Messrs Jenkins & Sons, Torycoed Farm, Rhiwsaeson, Llantrsant, Mid Glamorgan.
Joshua Isabel & Richard Kimber’s Beanhill Wonderful Teddy, who has been successfully shown by nine year old Isabel all season made 1150gns selling to Messrs Mann, Waterend Farm, Coaley, Dursley, Gloucestershire.
AVERAGES 28 Shearling Ewes £799.50 29 Ewe Lambs £489.16 1 Senior Ram £1890.00 15 Shearling Rams £599.20 31 Ram Lambs £602.23
SHOW RESULTS WORCESTER SALEClass 1 Shearling Ewes 1st Sara Gibbons Whatmore Wildfire FEMALE AND OVERALL CHAMPION 2nd Stephan & Elin Rattray Rattrays Wicked Lady 3rd GA & HM Francis Pistyll 4th Stephan & Elin Rattray Rattrays Wishful Thinking 5th DG & MH Jones Dulas 6th DCS Alexander Millside Class 2 Ewe Lamb 1st Matthew N Jones Glan-y-Y-Mor Xena RESERVE FEMALE AND RES OVERALL CHAMPION 2nd Andrew Forggatt Sams 3rd Rhys Cooke Nantyderri 4th DCS Alexander Millside 5th Sarah Chambers Shearstone 6th Sarah Chambers Shearstone Class 3 Aged Ram 1st Andrew Forggatt Millside Ram Class 4 Shearling Ram 1st Andrew Forggatt Sams MALE CHAMPION 2nd DG & MH Jones Dulas 3rd DG & MH Jones Dulas 4th Joshua, Isabel &Richard Kimber Beanhill Wonderful Teddy 5th GA & HM Francis Pistyll 6th Andrew Forggatt Sams Class 5 Ram Lamb 1st Dan & Janine Jones Jonsland RESERVE MALE CHAMPION 2nd Stephan & Elin Rattray Rattrays Xbox 3rd Chris Davies Beaconview Xtra 4th Paul Tippetts & Christine Williams Hackney Xtrovert 5th Rhys Cooke Nantyderri 6th R & G Watkins Millend Xample
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Blue Texel sheep are one of the most recent breeds to be imported into the UK.
Blue Texels are quickly gaining popularity with commercial sheep farmers as terminal sires for prime lamb production.
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Brecon Show 2014.
Blue Texel ewe who was breed champion, then overall Lowland champion and reserve supreme champion at Brecon show. She was also the Royal Welsh champion. Owned by Rhys Cooke but bred by Glyndr Arrowsmith and sold at Worcester sale as a lamb.
Royal Cornwall Show 2014
Sarah Chambers senior ram tops the Blue Texel Classes at Royal Cornwall, taking both the Male Championship and going on to be Reserve Supreme Interbreed Champion. Sarah also won the Female Championship and Reserve Male Championship, this time with her winning ram lamb, who went on to be Supreme Interbreed Champion lamb of the show.
Photographs to follow.
Great Yorkshire Show 2014
"Congratulations to Kate Gunn at the Yorkshire." Three exhibits and three first prizes, plus Female Champion and Supreme Breed Champion. Looks as though there were only Blue Texels in the Any Other Breed classes! Well done to all the other winners.
Photographs to follow.
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