Texels were well sought after at this week's South West NSA ram sale, Exeter, with trade strong right from the start and continuing throughout the sale, with very few going unsold.
The first ram in the ring set the trade well with the first prize aged ram and overall champion Peacehay Vivid by Scolton Panther from Messrs FH Chave & Son of Wellington, he sold well at 1200gns.
Top of the day was 1250gns for the shearling ram Rolle Wall Street by Rolle Top Gun from Graham Hill of Budleigh Salterton. An outstanding consignment of rams from Messrs E W Quick and Son who won the best pen of rams saw their best reach 1050gns for Loosebeare Wild Bill by Courthill Valentino. The same vendors sold others to 850gns and 800gns. Robert and Rebecca Jordan of Chagford sold another cracking consignment which met strong demand topping at 920gns for Moortown Warlord by Langside United and others sold to 850gns and 700gns with their eight averaging the day’s highest average of £721.
Messrs F H Chave & Son sold a strong run of shearlings to top at 880gns twice for sons of Peacehay Razzle Dazzle and Untouchable, while others from the same farm sold to 620gns and 600gns and their consignment of 16 averaged £639. Malcolm Yeo of Barnstaple sold the best of his run to 800gns with others to 700gns and 650gns. Messrs R C Burrough and Son sold their best to 780gns with others to 700gns twice and 650gns with their consignment of 12 averaging £602. Alan Draper of Crediton also sold his best to 780gns. Females topped at 400gns twice for a ewe lamb for Graham Hill and a shearling from Malcolm Yeo who sold others to 380, 340 and 320gns.