Paul Tippets and Christine Williams’ ewe lamb HAC/17/01392 was the top price of the day at the 2017 Sapphire Blue Texel Sale held at Borderway on Friday. This outstanding lamb sired by the record priced Joe’s Alvin sold to MJ Davies, Caerafon Farm, Powys.
Second in the price rankings also came from the Hackney flock and was another Joe’s Alvin sired lamb. She was purchased by Mr & Mrs Weatherburn from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The next best prices came from Steve and Sara Gibbons’ Whatmore flock. At 2000gns was the Hackney X Factor sired gimmer, Whatmore Attitute. Scanned in lamb to Whatmore Yorkie she was purchased by DS & D Brute from Brecon.
Following this at 1700gns was Whatmore Angel, this time sired by Whatmore Wasp she was also scanned in lamb to Whatmore Yorkie and purchased on the day by D Brisbane from Castle Kennedy, Stranraer.
The 2015 born ewe Whatmore Yen sold for 1500gns also purchased by DS & D Brute. Sired by Hackney X Factor and out of Whatmore Vixen this eye catching ewe had also been scanned in lamb to Whatmore Yorkie.
Also from Steve and Sara Gibbons was 1200gns Whatmore Alpine, another Whatmore Wasp daughter served by Whatmore Yorkie. She was out of Whatmore Vixen a daughter of one of the flock’s tremendous breeding ewes Whatmore Rose. The successful bidder on this occasion was WJ Bradley from Magherafelt, Co Londonderry.
The Hackney flock sold a further two ewe lambs for 1000gns or above to average £1357.50 for their consignment. At 1150gns was HAC/17/01421, sired by the imported Hackney The Huub and out of Hackney Xtra Special who has been a tremendous breeding ewe for the flock.
At 1000gns was HAC/17/01415 also sired by The Huub but this time out of Whatmore Vienna who was the flock’s foundation ewe. This lamb was purchased by A & J Carson from Stabane, Co Tyrone.
The Jonsland flock’s consignment topped at 950gns for a shearling gimmer sired by Whatmore Wasp and out of Jonsland Xreme. Like those from the Whatmore flock this gimmer had also ran with and been scanned in lamb to Whatmore Yorkie. She was purchased by R Hamilton from Mid Shawtonhill Farm, Stathaven.
Whatmore Flock: 3 aged ewes £1015.00 9 shearling gimmers £1081.50
Hackney Flock: 7 ewe lambs £1357.50
Jonsland Flock: 6 shearling gimmers £761.25 14 ewe lambs £457.50