A gimmer from first time vendor, Willy Davis and Paul Rowlands' Usk Vale flock, from Llandrindod Wells, ruled supreme at the North West Texel Breeders' Club sale of Texel females at Junction 36 Auction Mart, producing the top price of 4000gns.

Their sale leader, a daughter of Hexel Born to be Wild, bred from home-bred ewe, sold carrying twins to Morwood Eurostar. She headed back down to Wales with RC and N Ellis of the Eglur flock, Rhosemor, Llanguergain.

Another from Usk Vale made 2000gns to Richard and John Wood, Kingledores, Broughton, Biggar. She is a daughter of Hope Valley C The Stars and out of a home-bred ewe.

Charlie Boden's Mellor Vale flock, from Stockport, Cheshire, sold to 2500gns for an in-lamb gimmer. Full sister to the 12,000gns Mellor Vale Dakota, she is by Garngour Craftsman and sold due to Haymount Eye of the Beholder to R and E Ladds of the Benson Hall flock, Kendal.

The pre-sale champion, a gimmer from Procters Farm, Lancs, shown by Jeff and Jennifer Aiken was a daughter of Usk Vale Cheeky Charlie, that later sold for 1800gns. Tapped out by the judge, Robert Cockburn of the Knap flock, she sold in lamb with twins to Bradleys Eubank, to DM and S Prince of the Stonedge flock, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Two other gimmers made 1800gns to include the reserve from James Theyer's Clanfield flock, Oxfordshire. Another Hope Valley C the Stars daughter, she was knocked down to R Wilson, of the Eden Valley flock, Appleby.

Peter Woof's Stainton flock, Kendal, also took 1800gns for an Auldhouseburn Bolt daughter carrying twins to Hill Top Escobar. She was purchased by W Holden and Sons of the Bold Venture flock, Oswaldtwistle.

Myfyr Evans Rhaeadr flock topped the ewe hoggs 2700gns Ref: MacGregor Photography

Myfyr Evans' Rhaeadr flock topped the ewe hoggs 2700gns Ref: MacGregor Photography

Myfyr Evans' Rhaeadr flock, Llanrhaeadr, topped the ewe hoggs at 2700gns. She is by Sportsmans Dare Devil, bred from a home-bred ewe, and sold Sandra Ireton of the Moreton Park flock.

Averages: Ewes, £402; gimmers, £816; ewe hoggs, £621.

Auctioneers: NWA