Scottish breeder David Alexander achieved back-to-back championship
successes at the second annual show and sale of pedigree Blue
Texel sheep at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart.
(Fri, Sept 29)
David Alexander and his Blue Texel champion
As at the inaugural 2005 fixture, again staged on behalf of the
Blue Texel Society, David, of Millside Farm, Galston, Ayrshire,
presented a home-bred shearling ram, out of one of his best ewes,
to take this year’s title.
The champion returned to Ayrshire when joining Ian Campbell’s
Craigalbert flock at Ballantrae for 800 guineas. Mr Campbell himself
headed the prices when a three-shear ram sold for 870gns to Messrs
Murray & Son, of Kirklinton, Cumbria. He also had a shearling
ewe sell for 600gns to Tim Metcalfe, of Clayton, Bradford.
Messrs Alexander and Campbell both sold strongly throughout the
sale, with the former following up on his reserve championship
success at the pedigree Lleyns show the previous day. Both events
highlight the growing prominence of pedigree breed fixtures at
Blue Texel averages: Ram lambs to 360gns (av £306), shearling
rams to 800gns (£455), aged ewes to 400gns (£399),
shearling ewes to 600gns (£276), 3-shear ram 870gns.
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