NI Texel Club members travelled to the Ulster Farmers’ Mart for their Club Sale in Enniskillen recently. Breeders received steady trade and the club wishes to thank Mark Crawford, Farmcare, for his continued support.
Graham Rodgers, Bohard Texels, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, enjoyed topping this year’s sale with his shearling ram consignment, taking 840gns for ‘Bohard Creagh’, a Springhill Bratislava son out of a Crawfordsland Trooper dam.
From the same pen ‘Bohard CA’ sold for the next top price at 410gns. He is also a Bratislava son and out of a Curley Urbana daughter. Selling close behind was Alistair Breen, Tempo, County Fermanagh, with ‘Drumderg Coolio’, a Knock Yazoo son out of a Strathbogie Uno dam which sold for 400gns.
Nathan Armstrong with his Dynamite exhibit ‘Dynamite Diamond’ claimed the top price for the ram lambs. An Alderview Barrister son out of a Blackstown Yardsman daughter, he sold for 600gns. Mr Armstrong also went on to sell his pen mates for 470gns and 440gns, both Harestone Commander sons.
Taking the second top price of the sale for ram lambs were young breeders Ella and Harry Breen, Tempo, County Fermanagh, with their Lough Erne consignment. Also a Barrister son, ‘Lough Erne Dominator’ sold for 510gns. He is out of a Strathbogie Yes Sir daughter.
Next in line for the cash was Gary Beacom, Lakeview Texels, Fivemilestown, County Tyrone, with ‘Lakeview Doodle Bug’. This Rhaedr Ace son out of an Arkle Awesome dam sold for 500gns.
Other leading prices:
Shearling Rams – Graham Rodgers 840, 410; A Breen 400; Leona Young 280.
Ram Lambs – N Armstrong 600, 470, 440; Ella and Harry Breen 510; Gary Beacom 500, 360, 350; A Breen 420, 340; Gary Rankin 460, 380, 350; Geoffrey Cathcart 350, 330; A and J Young 330; Andrew Hutchinson 310; Neil Watson 300.