Canllefaes Bright Spark from W T Davies and Co, Cardigan, shone then brightest in the shearling rams at the English National Texel Sale, Worcester, topping trade at 10,000gns.

This son of Talcoed You Know is out of a dam by Young Venture Vantasitc and, after a strong bidding war, he now heads north to join Iain and Patsy Hunter, Dachirla, Perthshire.

Next best at 7000gns was Whitehart Big Style from Nicola Hartwright and her father, Jim.

Following along at 3200gns was another from Messrs Davies, Canllefaes Big Boy. Another by Talcoed You Know, he had stood second in the pre-sale show, and out of a Scolton Uranium-sired dam and was sold in a shared deal Messrs Reed, Scolton, Barbara Smith and family, Slapton and Philip Weaver, Empire.

At 2300gns was Langford Boa from Georgie Helyer and family, Hampshire. This son of Clarks Wizard is out of a dam by Meon Down Spartacus and found a new home with R and A Howells, Treoes, Bridgend.

Wrapping up the headline trade at 1800gns was Halbeath Baltic from Robin and Caroline Orr. This one is by the 23,000gns Peacehay Ya Belter and out of a dam by Granite Untouchable. Taking him home was B Francis, Caereinion, Welshpool.

Averages; 52 shearling rams £1298.77 (McCartneys).