Topping the annual Dutch Texel Show and Sale held at Carlisle on Monday was a shearling ram from G Pyman’s Thacka flock. This ram was the substitute entry PXT1802138 sired by Skiddaw View Y Busby Babe and out of a homebred dam. He was purchased for 3200gns by Messrs Wigham from Haltwhistle.
Thacka Bullard was the next best when selling for 1400gns, this shearling again from G Pyman was sired by Y De Bruyne and sold to Messrs Carr from Gunnerton, Hexham.
Messrs Pyman sold another by the same sire for 1300gns. Thacka Babel was purchased by Messrs Ryder from Moffat.
Also at 1300gns was Kirkhouse Beckham from Oliver Dean. This shearling was sired by Kirkhouse Yaya Toure and out of a Turbo Topper sired dam. He was purchased by Messrs Robson from Waskerley, Consett.
Christopher Harper’s shearling ram The Neuk Balvenie sold for 1200gns, he was sired by Den Hoorn Lighthouse and out of a homebred dam by Shurflo. The successful bidder on this occasion was Messrs Douglas from Stranraer.
Steven Wigham’s Hargill flock consignment sold to a top of 1100gns for shearling Hargill Bruiser sired by Woodies Texels Young Gun. He was purchased by Messrs Johnston, Carleton, Carlisle.
The 1st prize shearling ram and Overall Championship was won by Oliver Dean with the first shearling into the ring Kirkhouse Beckenbauer by Kirkhouse Yaya Toure. This shearling is a full brother to the 1st prize ram lambs at this sale in 2017 and 2018. Beckenbauer went on to sell for 1000gns to Messrs Millar from Canonbie.
A further two rams sold for 1000gns the first of these was another from G Pyman, Thacka Boris again sired by Y De Bruyne and this time purchased by Messrs Taylor from Huddlersfield.
The final one to hit the 1000gns mark and the last shearling to go through the ring was Crookham Bobafett from KD & DE Millar. This ram was sired by Thacka Yoda and found a new home with Messrs Riddle from Bellingham, Hexham.
Females sold to a top of 1300gns for the 4th prize shearling gimmer from SHC & JB Rawlins’ Wiston flock. This gimmer RHW1800574 was sired by Wiston Yo Ben and out of a homebred dam by Vortex. She was purchased on the day by Messrs Wilkinson from Wigton.
1 Aged Ram £336.00
53 Shearling Gimmers £611.37
4 Ram Lambs £695.62
16 Shearling Gimmers £568.31