JIM Wilson’s Blackstown flock from Crumlin, Antrim, topped the Northern Lights sale of in-lamb Texels at Hilltown, Northern Ireland, when his gimmer sold for 2500gns.
Sale leader was a Teiglum Target daughter, out of a ewe by Blackstown Rambo which goes back to the noted Clynnog Joe Texel. She sold to Ronan Gallagher, Co Sligo, carrying to Springhill V Tech. 
Texel Society president, Henry Gamble’s Springwell flock produced the second lead price of 2100gns with a Cambwell Terminator daughter. Out of a dam by Derryvore Ranger and in-lamb to Eglur Viscount, she was knocked down to Andrew Fyfee for his Fairywater flock. 
Just behind at 1900gns was the Currie family’s best, an ET bred Glenside Topgun daughter from the Tullagh flock. Bred out of a Gruig Outlaw dam and in-lamb to the 2013 Lanark champion, Tophill Union Jack, she went home with Adrian Liggett of the Corbo flock, Omagh.
The same home’s next lot which is a full ET sister to the previous sale of 1900gns, then made 1700gns when sold in-lamb to the 42,000gns Tullylagan Tonka to Mr Williamson, Omagh.
Four lots then came under the hammer at 1600gns to include another from the Blackstown flock. This was a Springhill Twenty Twelve daughter, out of a dam by Millcomb Powerhouse and in-lamb to Sprinhill V Tech. She sold to Alistair Breen, Enniskillen, for his Drumderg flock.
Henry Gamble sold two at this money too with the first being a Drumgooland Tattoo daughter. Out of a dam by Meadowvale Paorama and in-lamb to Eglur Viscount, she went home with Jim Wilson, Blackstown. The other bred by the same sire, out of a Kilcoan Popeye daughter and carrying to Knap Vogue sold to Adrian Liggett. 
At the same money was a Braehead gimmer from David Warwick. A Cornerstone Tin Tin daughter, out of a ewe by Milestonehill O’Gara and in-lamb to Strathbogie Uno, she was purchased by Alistair Breen.
Auctioneers: Hilltown Livestock Sales