Monday saw a production sale from the Kitrob Texel flock on behalf of DR & DP Jones. This renowned flock have previously had much success in the show ring including 8 Interbreed Championships and well over 100 Championships and Reserve Championships. The flock also won Reserve Champion Flock of Wales in 2017.
Topping the sale at 1800gns was Kitrob JOK1801214, a ewe sired by Deveronvale Warrior and out of a Baltier Panther daughter. She had been served by Auldhouseburn Dam-Buster, who was purchased at Lanark in 2020, and scanned in lamb with triplets. She was bought over the phone by Messrs Jack from Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.
It was another Messrs Jack – also from Muir of Ord – who purchased the next best at 1400gns. This was the first ewe into the ring, JOK1801229, again sired by Deveronvale Warrior and this time in lamb with a single to Teiglum Dream Dragon.
The Messrs Jack that purchased the top price animal went on to buy a further 7 of the top 10 prices. At 1100gns was JOK1801227 another Deveronvale Warrior daughter in lamb to Auldhouseburn Dam-Buster. She was followed at 900gns by JOK1801262, sired by Sportsmans Tremendous II and in lamb with a single to Teiglum Dream Dragon.
The best of the gimmers was JOK1901382 sired by Knock Yardsman and out of a Sportsmans Tremendous sired dam. She sold scanned in lamb with a single to Teiglum Dream Dragon and included in her lot was a recipient ewe carrying a single embryo out of her full sister and by Dream Dragon and two frozen embryos of the same breeding. This entire lot sold for 800gns and was purchased by Messrs Jones from Colwyn Bay, Clwyd.
At 750gns was another of Messrs Jack’s purchases. This time it was a Fachell bred ewe (MIF1701371) sired by Procters Yeah Man and out of a Sportsmans V8 daughter. She was scanned in lamb to Teiglum Dream Dragon.
Best of the ewe lambs at 700gns and also purchased by Messrs Jack was JOK2001414 who was sired by the 130,000gns Sportsmans A Star and out of a Kitrob Viper Jack daughter. This lamb also sold with a recipient ewe carrying an embryo out of her dam and sired by Teiglum Dream Dragon.
13 Aged Ewes £827.88
18 Shearling Gimmers £346.50
19 Ewe Lambs £253.11