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Johnston’s champion leads prices at Enniskillen Mart’s annual sale

THE NI Texel Breeders’ Club held its annual sale at Enniskillen Mart

recently. The club wishes to thank Mark Crawford, Farmcare, for his ongoing support and generous spon-sorship of the pre-show sale.

The sale had an entry of 67 lots with a clearance rate of 85 per cent.

The Farmcare Pre-sale Show Championship was jud-ged by Adrian Liggett, Corbo Flock.

Ram Lambs – 1st Marcus Johnston, Killarbran; 2nd David McCreery, Topped; 3rd Liam Donohue, Derryvore; 4th Geoffrey Cathcart, Carn-view; 5th Andrew Fyffe, Fairywater; 6th Nathan Arm-strong, Derryhoney.

Champion – Marcus Johns-ton, Killarbran; Reserve – David McCreery, Topped.

A small sale of shearling rams saw the top price for a shearling ram at 650gns for Gary Beacom, Lakeview Flock, with Lakeview Danny Boy, a Langside Bushwhacker son.

Next in line with the shearling prices was Mr Beacom’s second entry, La-keview Diehard, another Bushwhacker son selling at 580gns.

Claiming the top price of the evening at 750gns was the Champion from Marcus Johnston, Killarbran Flock, with Killarbran Elite, a Pl-asucha Champion son out of a dam sired by Milnbank Womaniser.

Heading to a new home for the same money was a Lakeview Duke son out of a Deveronvale Braveheart mother, Topped Entertainer, an exhibit from David McCreery, Lisbellaw.

Coming in close behind was another from the Topped pen, Topped Eye of the Tiger, this time a Deveronvale Braveheart son out of a dam sired by Strathbogie Yes Sir, selling at 680gns.

Next in line for the cash was Nathan Armstong with his Derryhoney exhibit. De-rryhoney Excel, a Midlock Yorkie son out of a Greenstar Alfie dam that changed hands for 600gns.

Featuring in the top five again was the Topped pen with Topped Emerald, an-other Braveheart son this time out of a dam sired by Bushmills Arnos, selling at 580gns.

Other leading prices:

Ram Lambs – G Beacom 500gns; G Cathcart 480gns, 450gns, 420gns, 550gns, 500gns, 510gns; E&H Breen 520gns; A Breen 470gns, 400gns, 500gns, 520gns; D McCreery 400gns; O&L Donohue 450gns; J Flack 500gns; A Fyffe 450gns; M Johnston 400gns.

The NI Texel Club will be holding sales in Gortin on October 15 and Ballymena on October 18.

Catalogues are available online at www.texel.co.uk or contact the Club Secretary, Martin Warnock, on 07791 679112.

All sales will follow strict Covid-19 guidance.

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