THERE was a strong demand from both pedigree and commercial buyers at the Farmers Guardian sponsored Scottish National Texel sale at Lanark which peaked at 70,000gns with a ram lamb average of £2,812.24 up almost £500 on the year for 351 lambs sold.
The sale leader, Teiglum Younggun, from Alan, Andrew and David Clark, Carluke, Lanarkshire, is an ET bred lamb by Teiglum Windfall and flushed from the family’s show gimmer, by Castlecairn Vavavoom, which was inter-breed champion at the Great Yorkshire Show and breed champion at the Royal Highland show.
The buyers were Procters Farm, Wennington, and Boden and Davies, Stockport, for their Procters and Sportsmans flocks, respectively.
Brian Buchan enjoyed a flying trade for his pen from the Clinterty flock, Fraserburgh, selling to 60,000gns and 52,000gns with four averaging £30,988.
Topping the pen was Clinterty Yuga Khan, a Tophill Wall St son out of a dam by Ettrick Smasher, which sold with an index of 417 to Gordon Gray, Ettrick, Robert Cockburn, Knap, the Wight family, Midlock, Messrs Gray, Scrogtonhead, Messrs Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, the Knox family, Haddo, Messrs Arnott, Haymount and James Currie, Carlinside.
At 52,000gns was Clinterty Yogi Bear, another by Tophill Wall St, out of a dam by Clinterty Par One. It has an index of 347 and was knocked down to Charlie Boden.
The Strathbogie pen from Jim Innes, Huntly, sold to a top of 42,000gns and averaged £15,411 for seven sold.
The Strathbogie pen from Jim Innes, Huntly, sold to a top of 42,000gns and averaged £15,411 for seven sold. Leading the pen was Strathbogie Your Tupped, a Glenside Wild Boy son, which sold in a two-way split, to Keith, Alan and Roy Campbell, Cowal and Bruce Renwick, Castlecairn.
At 35,000gns from the same pen was Strathbogie Ya Belter, a son of Millar’s Windbrook. The buyers were Procters Farm, and Will Davis, Usk Vale.
A 32,000gns bid secured Arkle Ying Yang from George Wilkinson and family. This son of Brackenridge Underdog, sold with an index of 305 to northern Scottish breeders, with Kenny Pratt, Albert and George Howie and Mr Buchan, for their Hilltop, Knock and Clinterty flocks.
Females sold to 13,000gns for a gimmer by Garngour Vodka out a Sportsmans Terrific ll sired ewe from the Mellin family’s Hull House flock, Skipton. Having been reserve female champion in the pre-sale show, it sold to Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.
Next at 6,500gns was the female champion, a gimmer from Robert Bennett, Meiford, Powys. By homebred, Plasucha Va Va Voom out of a Connachan Sharky sired ewe, it sold with an index of 324 to Robbie Scott, Drumpark.
351 ram lambs, £2,812.24; 68 gimmers £1,328.56.
Auctioneers: Lawrie and Symington.