The female section at the Scottish National Texel Sale at Lanark saw 74 gimmers sold, the highest number traded at Lanark for 13 years, to average £1523.07.
Leading the charge at 9,000gns was a gimmer from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr flock, Denbigh.
This Rhaeadr Ace daughter is out of a Glenside Whiz Kid daughter, with her sire being a maternal brother to last year’s trade topper, the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best. This one sold to Eire, joining Michael Power, County Limerick.
Next at 8,500gns was Alan Blackwood’s gimmer from the Auldhouseburn flock, an ET bred daughter of the 130,000gns Sportsmans A Star out of an Ettrick-bred Knock Topaz daughter.
She sold with semen from the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best to Charlie Boden, Cheshire.
Next at 6,800gns was the pre-sale reserve champion from Richard Wilson’s Eden Valley flock.
Sired by Knock Yankee and out of an Anglezarke Uno daughter, it was another to head across the water with Michael Power.
Close behind at 6,500gns was the female champion, a Eden Valley Wiz Kid daughter from Will McCaffrey of the Scholars flock. Out of a dam by Tophill Union Jack, it was knocked down to Rob Evans for the Hope Valley flock, Shrewsbury.
Average: 74 gimmers, £1,523.07
Auctioneers: Lawrie and Symington