The Blue Texel Sheep Society held their second ‘Northern Supreme’ show and sale at Carlisle on Friday which saw an increased entry of 275 head.
A top price of the day of 4500gns was achieved by Carl Howells for his sole entry making his trip up from Carmarthenshire worthwhile. This ram lamb Caryl’s Blues Cracker was sired by the imported Beili Blues Peter and also out of an imported ewe. He was purchased by Messrs Lyle from Fife.
Deborah Atkinson’s ram lamb Tap O Noth Cassanova won 2nd prize in the pre-sale show and then went on to sell for the next best ram price of 3200gns. This lamb is no stranger to the show ring having won 1st prize and Reserve Champion at the Highland show. Sired by Xana Black Magic and out of a Beili Blues ewe by Jonsland Wifi this lamb was purchased by Messrs Froggatt from Bromley, Staffordshire.
The Male and Overall Champion came from Fraser Forsyth’s Corra flock. This was a shearling ram sired by Hackney Yardman and out of a Corra bred ewe by Hackney Xcel. He sold for 2800gns to Messrs Bowring from Nottinghamshire.
Females sold to a top of 3500gns for the 1st prize ewe lamb Hackney Crusader from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams who was sired by the renowned Joe’s Alvin. The lamb was purchased by Messrs Colville from Bangor, Northern Ireland.
The Female Champion came next in the prize rankings and this was another from Fraser Forsyth’s Corra flock. Bred the same way as the Male Champion this gimmer sold for 3000gns to Messrs Roberts from Shrewsbury.
The reduction sale from Jan Rodenburg’s Turbo Blue flock saw a top price of 800gns achieved for a shearling gimmer sired by Jonsland Wifi that was being sold in aid of the CLIC Sargent charity. The successful bidder was Messrs Hamilton from Strathaven.
It was a 2016 born, imported ewe that achieved the next best price of 750gns for Jan.
1 Aged Ram £1050; 28 Shearling Rams £816.38; 37 Lamb Rams £919.03l 2 Aged Ewes £892.50; 52 Shearling Gimmers £744.89; 23 Ewe Lambs £682.73.
Turbo Blue Flock 8 Aged Ewes £593.25; 17 Shearling Gimmers £492.88