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Lawrie & Symington to host UK’s largest Texel sheep sale

Lawrie & Symington is primed to host the UK’s biggest show and sale of pedigree Texel sheep later this month.

 Scotland’s premier livestock auctioneers will host the two-day sale and show from 23rd to 24th August. A total number of 735 Texel sheep have been registered to go under the hammer during the course of the sale.

 The Lanark based mart is expecting a good showing from buyers from across the UK, from Orkney to Devon, Wales, Northern Ireland, as well as from Eire and from mainland Europe.

 Last year’s highest selling animal was Teiglum Young Gun which sold for 70,000gns.

 The judge of this year’s Texel show will be John Davies, a Carmarthenshire based sheep farmer and director of Bob Jones Prythech Livestock Mart, who brings considerable experience in breeding Texels.

 Taking to the rostrum will be Lawrie & Symington auctioneers Brian Ross and David Lowry.

 Commenting on the upcoming sale Brian said: “Each year, this event is recognised as the premier Texel sale in the UK. It gives buyers an unrivalled chance to purchase some of the best in the breed from across the country. This exceptional level of choice and quality simply isn’t available anywhere else.

 “Last year we achieved some excellent prices during the sale, topping out at 70,000gns, and we expect nothing less this year, particularly given the exceptionally high price lamb is fetching in butchers and supermarkets.”

 Hamish McCall, managing director of Lawrie & Symington added: “I’m very pleased to see such a strong entry once again this year, both in terms of the number and the quality of the animals. It stands as testament to both the strength of the sheep market and the fine work and top prices our auctioneers have achieved during previous sales.”

 The show and sale programme is scheduled to run as follows:

  •  ·2.00pm, August 23rd – show of Texel Sheep
  •   6.00pm, August 23rd – sale of Texel Gimmers
  •   9.00am, August 24th – sale of Shearling and Ram Lambs

In September, Lawrie & Symington will be holding a show and sale in for the Scottish Texel Club and a sale of in-lambs Texel ewes in December.