Topping Friday’s Twilight Texel sale at 10,000gns was a gimmer from Robert Bennett’s Plasucha flock, adding to a highly successful year for the flock.
Leading the trade was BFE1707085, an ET bred daughter of Eden Valley Wiz Kid out of a dam by Garngour Upperclass and going back to Skidaw Magic. She is ET sister to the 18,000gns gimmer from this year’s Scottish National Sale, Lanark, and sold with an index of 372 and in-lamb to Plasucha All Star, sire of the 32,000gns Plasucha Big Gun. Buying this one were Donald and Sarah MacPherson, Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
Then at 5000gns was a ewe lamb from fellow Welsh consigners Selwyn and Tomos Evans. This was ESW1801055, a daughter of Cairness Ranger out of a dam by Garngour Vintage and going back to Douganhill McFly. She sold to Graham Morrison for the Deveronvale flock, Banff, Aberdeenshire.
And after that at 4000gns was the best from the Wilkinson family’s Arkle and Ellen Valley flocks. Taking their top price was YGW1704013, a Midlock Yorkie daughter out of a dam by Crumpark President and sold carrying to the 17,000gns Silvermere Baltic, having been reserve champion at Carlisle Show this summer. Buying her were Messrs Morgan, Brecon, Powys.
The Orr family then took 3000gns for the best from their Halbeath pen, ONH1700452. This twin-born gimmer is by Midlock Yorkie and out of a Halbeath VIP-sired dam. Sold in-lamb to the 17,000gns Silvermere Baltic, she was the pick of Highfield Farming, Duns, Berwickshire.
A brace of 2000gns sales followed that, with both bids at this level coming for gimmers from the Plasucha pen. First at this price was BFE1707018, an Eden Valley Wiz Kid daughter out of a dam by Fairywater Valiant and going back to Ettrick No Limits. She sold with an index of 367 and in-lamb to Donrho Aristocrat. She found a new home in Wick, Caithness, with Messrs Sinclair.
The other at this price was BFE1707022, a Knock Yankee daughter out of a dam by Connachan Sharky and sold having been served by Mullan Awesome. This one is an ET sister to the 11,000gns Plasucha All Star and was taken by Messrs Legge, Leominster.
Another from the same home then made 1800gns, with this being BFE1707086, an Eden Valley Wiz Kid-sired gimmer out of a Connachan Sharky daughter and in-lamb to Kelso Wiseman. This one was knocked down to Messrs Gill, Keswick.
And at 1500gns was an Arkle gimmer from the Wilkinsons, WGA1703932. Sired by Midlock Yorkie she is out of a Milnbank Van Wilder daughter and sold in-lamb to Silvermere Baltic. Buying her were Messrs Bellis, Brynford, Holywell.
Averages; Arkel and Ellen Valley 6 gimmers £1522.50, Crailloch 9 gimmers £665, Douganhill 4 gimmers £918.75, Durisdeer 3 gimmers £385, Eden Valley 3 gimmers £700, Far Hey and Bradleys 6 gimmers £507.50, Halbeath 2 gimmers £1890, Llangwm 2 gimmers £498.75, 2 recipients £577.50, Plasucha 10 gimmers £2147.25, Stainton 7 gimmers £427.50, Welsh 4 ewe lambs £1785, 2 recipients £840 (Harrison and Hetherington).