Blue Texel Sales – Carlisle
Blue Texels met a strong demand at Carlisle last week. At the Festive Fireworks sale, the overall champion Kingscaird (import) 26102-17370 from Stasa Moyse led the trade at 3200gns, selling to the judge Rhys Cooke, for his Nantyderri flock.
Overall, 13 aged ewes averaged £858.57, while 19 shearling ewes levelled at £895.26 and eight ewe lambs averaged £485.62.
Meanwhile, at the Sapphire sale, held the same day, trade peaked at 3000gns twice, for shearling ewes from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams’ Hackney flock. At the end of the day, the Whatmore flock sold eight shearling ewes to average £1040.81, while Hackney sold eight shearling ewes to level at £2303.43 and 10 ewe lambs to average £957.60. Jonsland sold seven shearling ewes to average £919.50 and eight ewe lambs to level at £551.25.
Below are pictures of the top priced lots – to view the full selection of photographs taken, see our Photo Sales section.