A 4300gns call topped the Texel trade at the Hereford Main Sale, with this money paid by Welsh duo Paul Curran and Adrian Davies for Cennen Chad from Hywel Thomas, Llandeilo.

Sired by Knock Yardsman, he is out of a dam by the homebred Cennen Yellowstone and attracted attention from both those present and telephone bidders.

Second best at 1950gns was Canllefaes Charming from the Davies family. He’s a son of Curley Big Mac and out of a dam by the noted breeder Talcoed You Know. This one found a new home with J R Joseph and Co, LLyswen.

Two then sold at 1400gns, with the first of these being Tynewydd Coolio from Deri Morgan. He’s by Crannog Browser and out of a Kimbolton Wayfarer daughter. He sold with an index in the top 5 per cent of the breed to Messrs Tamplin, Machen.

The other to make this money was Millend Cantona from Russel and Gil Watkins and family. This Strawfrank Autumn Glory son is out of dam by Drumgooland Van Dal. Buying him was H C Davies, St Armans.

Close behind at 1300gns was Paul Johnson’s Corricravie Clansman, a Blaencar Waratah son out of a Haddo William Knox Again daughter and with an index in the top 25 per cent of the breed. He sold to A J Tortoriello, Llanbister.

And then at 1100gns was Millend Contender from the Watkins’ pen. He’s a Peacehay At Your Service son out of a dam by Tumble Tye Volt. Taking this one home was C Gittoes, Bleddfa.

In the lambs it was Nick Legge who took the top two sales when Thornbury Dazzler found a new home at 1700gns. He’s by Plasucha All Star and out of a Cambwell Boss Hogg daughter and was bought by J W Lea, Hales.

Second best and from the same pen and selling to the same buyer at 1450gns was Thornbury Double Trouble an Usk Vale Champagne Charlie daughter out of a Plasucha dam by Eden Valley Wiz Kid.

A 1200gns then secured Sportsmans Drambuie from Charliel Boden. He’s by Plasucha Big Gun and out of a Tullylagan Tonka daughter and sold to A u Farms, Plas Gogerddan.

Selling for 1000gns was M Hughes’ Vale Doctor Who. Sired by Arkle Undercover, he is out of a Dunhonw Wildcard ewe and has an index in the top 5 per cent of the breed. Buying him were P L J and A Howells, Llanwenog.

Averages; 112 shearling rams £736.74, 69 ram lambs £401.35 (Hereford Market Auctioneers).