3RD Annual Dales Blue Sale of Blue Texel & Blue Texel X Rams and Females
The 3RD Annual Sale of Blue Texels saw a large quantity of sheep on offer with 87 Blue Texel sheep going under the hammer. Top call of the day came for a superb Blue Texel Ram from Tom Barley selling for 580gns to Mark Crabtree of Kettlesing with the next top call of the day coming for a superb Registered Gimmer Lamb from Enfys Willams of LLanadog which sold for 500gns with two others from the same vendor at 320gns.
Credit to Ronnie Bailey for a strong run of Mixed Flock Aged sheep which saw some cracking runs of shearlings selling for 280gns down to 160gns.
All in all a superb sale with a busy ringside right until the last sheep into the ring. Roll on next year.
Ram lambs av £216.3 to 300 gns T Barley
Aged Ewes av £153 to 280gns CV Bailey
Shearling Ewes av £171.82 to 350gns T Barley
Ewe Lambs av £222.83 to 500gns HW Williams
Dales Blues sell to 580gns at Skipton
An increased entry on the year of 87 head sold to a busy ringside throughout at Skipton Auction Mart’s third annual Dales Blue sale of Blue Texels and Blue Texel-cross rams and females. (Sat, Aug 31)
For the second year in succession the top price performer was Tom Barley, of Northallerton, with a Blue Texel ram knocked down for 580gns to Mark Crabtree, of Kettlesing. It easily outstripped his 320gns top call for a ram lamb last year, when the fixture attracted a 70-strong entry. The same vendor also had two other top calls this year - 350gns for a shearling ewe and 300gns for a ram lamb.
Second top price of 500gns fell to a registered gimmer lamb from Welsh vendor Enfys Willams, of Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, with two others from the same home making 320gns.
Aged ewes sold to 280gns for a Blue Texel from CV Bailey, of Leyburn, while a strong run of mixed flock aged sheep from Ronnie Bailey, of Reeth, saw shearlings sell from 160-280gns.
Ewe lambs led the averages at £222.83 per head overall, with ram lambs averaging £216.30, aged ewes £153 and shearling ewes £171.82.