NEW Beltex breed records of 60,000gns for a shearling ram and 25,000gns for a ram lamb were set at the breed society sale at Carlisle.
The sale topper at 60,000gns was Topflite Al Pacino, a shearling ram by Woodies Wots UP Doc out of Drumchapel Racy from Grant and Gemma Anderson, Carrutherstown, Dumfriesshire. The buyers were Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams for their Hackney and Wilodge flocks, Shifnal, Shropshire.
Top price ram lamb and second top of the sale was Broxty Boxer, an ET son of Broxty Supreme and Broxty Wispa, the 2015 Royal Highland Show champion from Jack and Tom Buckle, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.
It was knocked down to Andrew Wood, Preston, Lancashire, who also paid the next top price of 13,000gns for Cree Action Man, a shearling ram by Clary Prankster out of Cree Sandy. Consigned by A. and J. Campbell, Newton Stewart, it had been a winner at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
Two shearlings sold for 12,000gns – the first Glantre Avici, a Glantree Tywysog son from Michael Owens, Llandysul, went to Henry Jewitt, Barnard Castle. The other, Ardstewart Angus, by Rathbone Tony from Wade and Alison McCrabble, County Donegal, sold to Paul Slater, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
At 11,000gns from Proctors Farm, Wray, Lancashire, was Proctors Aerosmith by Rathbone Wallace with I. Reid, Perth and Wood and Hunter, Crieff, taking a half share each.
At the same money was Woodies Audi, a son of Woodies Snoop Dog, consigned by Stuart Wood, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, selling to Jim Mullholland, Carlisle.
Muirton Armani, a shearling by Padkin Sugar Daddy from J. and L. Young, Alford, Aberdeenshire, sold for 10,000gns to Jock McMillan, Newton Stewart, and Messrs Campbell.
Second top price ram lamb at 10,000gns was Kingledores Battleaxe, by Glenkeen Sanders from Richard Wood, Biggar. It sold to the partnership of J.Y. Barclay, Maybole, Andrew Morton, Denny, A. Ireland, Darvel, and J. Sinclair and Son, Castle Douglas.
Next in the lambs selling for 7,000gns apiece were a pair from Mr Tippetts. The first was Hackney Braveheart by Muirton A Penny’s Worth which went to in a four-way split to Carrick Primestock, Maybole, A. Baillie, Carstairs, Mr Morton and Mr McMillan. The other, Hackney Bravo, by Scooby Doo, went to M. Burleigh, Enniskellen and Preston Farms, Omagh, Northern Ireland.
From the same home, another lamb, Hackney Banker also by A Penny’s Worth, sold for 5,500gns to Harry Wood, Dutton, and A. Jackson, Annan.
Females topped at 5,000gns for the shearling Woodies Art, a Diablo V/D Laatste Stuiver daughter out of Woodies Twilight from Stuart Wood. The buyers were S. and A. Moore, Brechin, and N. Caul, Kirton of Aucherhouse.
Next at 3,800gns was Kingledores Amelia by Kingledores Wurzel consigned by Richard Wood and selling to Mr Jewitt.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.