It was a day to remember for Angharad Francis when her sole entry at the recent Badger Face Texel society sale, held at Carlisle, topped the trade at 6000gns.

The sale leader, from the Pistyll flock based at Abergorlech, Carmarthen, and bred by Rob Grinnall, is sired by an imported Little Whisker ram and out of an imported Beech Hay ewe.

She sold in-lamb to Sunnybank Ace of Spades and was purchased by Messrs Brown and Mason, Clapham, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Stuart Wood’s Woodies flock, Woolhillock, Skene, had a cracking day and produced the next two four-figure females, the first being Woodies Abbi which sold for 3000gns to Messrs Bateman, Lowgill, Kendal, Cumbria. In-lamb to Powerful Tornado, she is out of an imported ewe and is by the imported Holland champion ram, 944.

Close behind on 2800gns was an imported Woodies ewe, heading south to join Messrs Hayward at St Andrews Major, Dinas, Powys. A daughter of the Dutch Poele ram, she is out of the Belgian Schillewaert ewe.

Stuart then sold three females at 2000gns, the first being an imported aged ewe, bought by Banffshire breeder, Messrs Reid, Drybridge, Buckle. She was knocked down carrying to Powerful Tornado and is backed by imported Dutch genetics.

Messrs Lucas, Lifford, Co Donegal, paid 2000gns for an imported Woodies ewe lamb. She is a daughter of the Dutch ram, Janssen and out of the Dutch Braam ewe.

A similar March-born ewe lamb secured the final 2000gns price tag, being purchased by Messrs Hoyle, Ripponden, Halifax. Sired by the same Janssen ram, she is out of an imported Dutch ewe.

Next best at 2500gns was Clive Richardson’s Cleenagh Apple Candy, from Co. Fermanagh. Selling due to the home-bred Cleenagh Paddy Power, she is a daughter of the imported Hugo Boss ram and out of an imported ewe. She headed home with Messrs Rowlands and Son, Rhayader, Powys.

Mr Richardson also sold Cleenagh Ali Babba for 2200gns to Messrs McKenzie, Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Also a daughter of Hugo Boss, she is out of a home-bred Cleenagh ewe and sold carrying to Cleenagh Bodybuilder.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.