Sale Report for WORCESTER - PEDIGREE BLUE TEXEL SHOW & SALE - 1ST SEPTEMBER 2023
Date of Sale: Friday 1st September 2023
Beaconsview flock tops Worcester Blue Texel trade at 3500gns
Having caught the eye of judge Fraser Forsyth of the Corra flock to win the ewe lamb class, Beaconsview Hannah went a few steps further to be tapped out as overall pre-sale champion, before selling for the top price of 3500gns at the Blue Texel Society Sale at Worcester on Friday (1st September).
Offered by Chris Davies, Brecon, Powys, this one is by Beaconsview Goldmine and out of a Nantyderri sired Stelfox female. She met spirited bidding with the hammer falling to young breeder Sam Hale for his Sacombe flock, Hertford, Hertfordshire.
Beaconsview Hannah, 3,500gns.
Next best in the money on the day was the winner of the aged ram class, the 2021-born Sams Frazer from Andrew and Sam Froggatt, Staffordshire. This ET-bred Sams Donatello son carries homebred breeding on the dam side and has picked up countless class wins this summer. Taking him home to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, for his Boyo flock was Dave Roberts.
Sams Frazer, 3,000gns.
Ram lambs met a selective trade with the male and reserve overall champion from Caryl Howells, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, leading this section at 2000gns. Caryl’s Blues Hall of Fame is by Trisant Godfather and out of a Sunnybank female going back to Boyo Dorothy. He found a new home with Adrian Davies, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
Caryl's Blues Hall Of Fame, 2,000gns.
From the same pen and just shy of that price tag at 1800gns was Caryl’s Blues High Flyer, a full ET-bred brother to the last, with this one bought by J Garget, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Caryl's Blues High Flyer, 1,800gns.
Then at 1750gns was Top-Bank High Flyer, an ET-bred son of Ettrick Firefly from Rhys Francis, Carmarthenshire. This one is out of a homebred Caryl’s Blues Dazzler daughter and sold to A J and J A Powell, Knighton, Powys.
Top-Bank High Flyer, 1,750gns.
Next up at 1600gns was Jess Yardley, Stafford, Staffordshire, selling Jessley Hawkeye, a Boyo Freetown son out of an imported female. Having stood breed champion at Royal Lancashire Show and male champion at Hanbury Show, he was knocked down to S W C Winchester, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex.
Shearling rams met a top call of 1300gns for the first prize shearling from the pre-sale show, Brutey’s Blues Google from Paul and Delyth Brute, Brecon, Powys. This ET-bred Whatmore Chaos son is out of a homebred female by Whatmore Bentley and now joins the Sams flock of Andrew and Sam Froggatt.
Brutey's Blue Google, 1,300gns
A pair of shearling rams from Sophie Long’s Littlebrook flock then met a 1000gns price tag, the first being Littlebrook Gingerbread Man, an ET-bred son of Beaconsview Flash Harry out of Millend sired New Breach dam. Taking him home was Grant Pink, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Littlebrook Gingerbread Man, 1,000gns
Meanwhile, the next at that money from the same flock was Littlebrook Gogglebox, a son of the imported sire Littlebrook Brucie Bonus and out of a homebred Dulas X-Treme daughter. This one headed home with Neil and Emily Brown, Ludlow, Shropshire.
Littlebrook Gogglebox, 1,000gns.
Aged ewes saw a top call of 1600gns, again for the father and son team of Andrew and Sam Froggatt. Sams AFS/21/11676 is by Sams Donatello and out of a homebred daughter by an imported sire. This one now heads to Westhill, Aberdeenshire, for Stuart Wood.
Topping a strong run of shearling ewes from Nick Legge’s Westwood flock at 1300gns was Westwood LEG/22/01453, a Boyo Douglas daughter out of a homebred female by a Blue Stone ram. This proved to be the pick of Ben Stayt, Cheltenham, Glos. The same buyer also secured the second highest priced similarly bred shearling ewe from the same flock at 800gns.
Averages: 10 aged ewes £535.50; 57 shearling ewes £575.60; 17 ewe lambs £553.41; 1 aged ram £3150.00 ; 25 shearling rams £590.10 ; 25 ram lambs £721.98 (McCartneys).
Report courtesy of Chrissie Long.