The third annual production sale from the Loosebeare and Whitehart flocks saw Texel gimmers peak at 1850gns for an entry from the Quick family’s Loosebeare flock, Devon.

Sale leader was QEL1809073, a Loosebeare All Gold daughter out of a dam by Mossknowe United. This one had been shown this summer and stood first at The Royal Cornwall Show this year. After spirited bidding she sold to the David and Louise Pickford, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Following that came a 1700gns call for another Loosebeare gimmer, QEL1809025. This Douganhill Whisky Mac daughter is out of a Milnbank Vorderman daughter and sold to James Theyer, Bampton, Oxfordshire.

Father and daughter team, Jim and Nicola Hartwright then sold their best of the day at 1450gns, with this paid for HWN1804176, a Strawfrank Wild Thing daughter out of a dam by Humeston River Dance. She was knocked down to Adam Neachell, Staffordshire, for his recently established Texel flock.

Close behind at 1400gns was QEL1808960 from the Loosebeare flock. This Douganhill Whisky Mac daughter is out of a dam by Douganhill Ferrari and was another heading home with Mr Neachell.

Worcester-based buyer Tom Goldsmith then paid 1350gns for another Whitehart gimmer, HWN1803964. This is another by Whisky Mac and is out of a dam by Langside The Gaffer.

The Quicks then sold another at 1200gns, with this being QEL1808766, an ET bred daughter of Ballynahone Winner and out of a Loosebeare Rebel daughter. She sold to previous buyer James Theyer.

And Peter and James Vaughan, Leominster, Herefordshire, then paid 1050gns for another from Loosebeare QEL1808937. This Loosebeare Voomer daughter is out of a dam by Cannllefaies Vantastic.

The sale also saw the Hartwright family raise money for The Giles Trust, a charity to dedicated to raising valuable funds for research in to brain tumours. In doing so, the family offered Whitehart HWN1803875, a shearling ewe by Arkle Armagedon and out of a home bred female by Strawfrank Vital Statistic. This one was knocked down at 1000gns to Richard and Anna Dorrell, Shrawley, Worcestershire.

Averages: 30 gimmers £766.62 (McCartneys).