The 2012 Welsh National Texel Sale at Welshpool on Saturday, August 25th, was a resounding success, with commercial buyers competing strongly with pedigree men at the top of the trade.
Teiglum Tennessee - 5500gns
Leading what British Texel Sheep Society chief executive John Yates described as yet another balanced and commercially driven sale, was a lamb from the Clark family's Lanarkshire-based Teiglum flock.
This was Teiglum Tennessee which sold at 5500gns. This Sportsman’s Scout son is a full ET brother to their 60,000gns lamb from Thursday's Scottish National Sale at Lanark and sold to a consortium of buyers including Thomas MacTaggart, Rascarrel, Robert Laird, Cambwell, the Nesbitt family, Alwent,, Danny Graham, BallaGlonney and Wyn Jones.
Next best price of the day was the best shearling price of the sale, a 4600gns bid for Loosebeare Saviour from the Quick family, Crediton, Devon.This Quercus Puregold son is out of a dam by Tycam Napoleon and sold to Esmor Evans, with a half share retained. This one contained strong Loosebeare bloodlines, with his sire's dam having been sold by the Quicks to John Howard in a private £4000 sale.
A pair then sold at 2800gns, with the first of these being a ram lamb from the Llyfni flock of Messrs Williams. Their best of the sale was Llyfni Twm Twm, a Sportsman’s Superstar son out of a dam by Glenside Likeable. He sold to Messrs Davies, Gower.
The other to make this money was the second best shearling of the day Llegodig Sing Song, the first prize shearling from the pre-sale show. This is a son of Llegodig Reunion and out of a dam by Hollyford Nijinsky. He was knocked down to Messrs Probert, Leominster, Herefordshire.
William McCaffrey continued his exceptional run of form this year when selling Scholars Torpedo at 2600gns. This one is by Mullan Supremacy and out of a dam by Hull house Northern Star. He sold to John Mellin, Hull House.
Then at 2200gns was Teiglum Theo, another from the Clarks. He is by Strathbogie Smokey Blue son out of a dam by Kiltariff Osprey and was bought by C Bellis, Brynford, Flintshire.
Two followed him at 1800gns, with the first at this level being Cwmcerrig Top Performer from Messrs Watkins. This Kelso Pavarotti son is out of a dam by Knock Nugget and is full ET brother to the first prize lamb from the Royal Welsh. He sold with an index of 418 and found a new home with G P Jones, Llanthomas, Hay-On-Wye.
Matching that price was Sportsman’s Tonka, from Messrs Boden and Davies, Stockport. He is a Cowal Rob Roy son out of a dam by Baltier Panther and was bought by Messrs Owen, Sandilands. Tywyn.
And making 1700gns was Teiglum Tequila another from the Clark family. This one is a Strathbogie Smokey Blue son which is full brother to the 17,000gns Teiglum lamb from Lanark on Thursday. He was bought by D Morgan, Talybont, Ceredigion.
A brace then made 1600gns, with the first being the first prize recorded ram lamb from the pre-sale show from John Mellin. This was Hull House Troy, a son of Castlecairn Red Arrow out of a dam by Springhill Norris. He sold to W A Martyn, Lydney, Gloucestershire.
And a few lots later at 1600gns was Tynewydd Topper from Deri John Morgan. This is by Procters Rocco and out of a dam by Arkle Pacific Star. Buying him was G Pyman, Stainton, Penrith.
Best of the gimmer prices here today at Welshpool in the Texels so far is a 2100gns bid for a gimmer from c E Pryce, Caereinion. This one (lot 20) is by Cambwell Laird and out of a dam by Summerwood Grand Union and has an index of 260. She sold to Geoff Morgan, Sennybridge, Powys.
Selling at 1000gns here at Welshpool was the female champion from last night, Messrs Campbell’s gimmer by Baltier Rascal (lot 94). She’s out of a dam by Millar’s Only One and sold to Messrs Philips, Glanyrafon, Corwen.
Averages; 69 shearling ewes £477.29, 25 shearling rams £1014.30, 96 ram lambs £734.34 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).
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