Chelford female sale peaks at 5,000gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock-chelford-female-sale-peaks-texels-5000gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

A strong and consistent trade saw averages lift considerably on the year at Chelford’s winter sale of pedigree Texel and Beltex females on Saturday (7 January). Trade was topped by the Sportsmans flock of Boden and Davies, Mellor, Stockport, which saw the top two prices for Texels on the day. First, at 5,000gns, was the champion, a daughter of home-bred ewe Milnbank Special One carrying twins to Strathbogie Whiplash. See also: Texel and Beltex sale tops at 4,300gns at Chelford […]

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