Prices peaked at 1850gns at the third annual production sale of gimmers from the Loosebeare and Whitehart Texel flocks at Worcester, last weekend.

Sale leader was QEL1809073, a Loosebeare All Gold show gimmer from the Quick family's Devon-based Loosebeare flock out of a dam by Mossknowe United. First at The Royal Cornwall Show, she sold to the David and Louise Pickford, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Following that at 1700gns and 1400gns were two Loosebeare gimmers by Douganhill Whisky Mac. The former, out of a Milnbank Vorderman daughter, was knocked down to James Theyer, Bampton, Oxfordshire, while the latter, bred from a Douganhill Ferrari-sired ewe, was bought by Adam Neachell, buying for his recently established Texel flock from Staffordshire.

Mr Neachell also bought the lead priced lot from father and daughter team, Jim and Nicola Hartwright at 1450gns. This was HWN1804176, a Strawfrank Wild Thing daughter out of a dam by Humeston River Dance.

Worcester-based buyer Tom Goldsmith then paid 1350gns for another Whitehart gimmer by Whisky Mac. Her dam is by Langside The Gaffer.

Averages: 30 gimmers £766.62

Auctioneers: McCartneys.