Tremendous Texel trade


Well there is definitely a nip in the air and the nights are drawing in faster than I’d like. On a positive, the bramble hedges are filling up with blackberries and the trees are full of apples. Our Pietrain boar isn’t daft and rubs against trees to make apples fall so he can hoover up the tasty snacks.

There was a good turnout for the Whiteley Hey sale at NWA Kendal on Monday with a Beltex cross Texel shearling ram topping at £2,000. Not bad for commercial trade.

What a week Texels have had! The Scottish National had a record breaking sale, grossing more than £1.2 million for the first time in the breed's history. Charlie Boden’s ram lamb, Sportsman A Star, topped the sale at 130,000gns. Worcester set a new centre record too, with a Texel shearling from the Peacehay flock topping the sale at 23,000gns. Welshpool also saw new female and centre records when a Texel gimmer sold for 7,800gns.

In the prime rings, lambs dipped a little last week, but seem to have bounced back again at the beginning of this week and cattle remain a steady trade.

Have a good week,
Steph





Sales coming up this week...
  • Thursday, August 31 – NWA Junction 36 is holding it's ‘Lad's Night Out’ - an evening show and sale of 600 terminal sire breeding rams
  • Friday, September 1 – A sale of 2,500 North of England Mule ewe lambs will be held at Hexham and Northern Marts
  • Saturday, September 2 – A reduction sale of agricultural machinery, livestock, building materials and rural bygones to be held at Belmont Farm, London, on instruction from Mr Andrew Reid and Belmont Children’s Farm, in conjunction with Howkins and Harrison
  • Monday, September 4 – Skipton Auction Mart will host the Yorkshire Holstein Show and Sale of Dairy Cattle

Alex Marsh

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