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Texel realises new centre at Christmas Classic

A TEXEL gimmer from R.H. Wilson of the Milnbank flock, Turriff, hit 4,500gns, breaking a centre record at Thainstone’s Christmas Classic.

 

There were 25 four-figure sheep prices achieved, with 22 buyers opting to use the online bidding system.


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Sale leader is a daughter of the 12,000gns Glenside Wild Boy and out of a Strathbogie-bred ewe. It stood pre-sale breed champion before selling to S. Smith, also Turriff, in-lamb to Strathbogie Yes Sir.

 

Graham Morrison of the Deveronvale flock, Cornhill, topped at 4,200gns for a gimmer by a Windbrook ram which stood third in the pre-sale show. It sold in-lamb to Mullan Armani to K.W. Hourston, Orkney.

 

Best of the Suffolks was a gimmer from G.L. Stuart of the Birness flock, Ellon, which sold in-lamb to Crewelands Megastar for 1,400gns. By Redbrae Rambo, the buyer was S. Milton, Keith.

 

A Blue Texel gimmer from Stasa Moyes, Skene, sold for 1,250gns, while leading the Beltex trade was the pre-sale champion, a gimmer from Colin Mair and Partners, Cuminestown.

 


 

Averages: 5 Texel ewe lambs, £1,200; 64 Texel gimmers, £859.79; 7 Suffolk ewe lambs, £458; 6 Suffolk ewes, £376; 36 Suffolk gimmers, £471; 19 Beltex gimmers, £513.

 

Prime cattle champion makes £4,600

Prime cattle champion makes £4,600

THE prime cattle section saw a 620kg Limousin cross heifer from Harry Brown, Maud, stand champion, before selling for £4,600 to Malcolm Allan, Larbert.

 

Reserve beef champion was another Limousin cross heifer, this time from Murray Rainnie, Logie Coldstone. Weighing 586kg, it sold for £3,300 to Bruce of the Broch Butchers, Fraserburgh.

 

Butchers’ cattle champion was a Limousin cross heifer weighing 546kg, exhibited by Andrew and Reece Simmers, Keith. It sold to Forbes Raeburn Butchers, Huntly, for £3,800. Reserve was a W. Peters, Crieff, with a Limousin cross heifer which later made £3,000 to W.T.S. Forsyth, Peebles.

 

Leading exhibits in the young farmers section reached £3,000 each. The champion was Mark Robertson, Tomintoul, with his 640kg Limousin cross heifer, which went to the judge Jamie Scott, Paisley, while reserve was a 622kg Limousin cross heifer from R. Davidson, Keith, which headed to an undisclosed buyer.

 

In the un-haltered championship, a 578kg Limousin cross heifer from B. Duffton and R. Stuart, Huntly, topped at 305p/kg to Bruce of the Broch.

 


 

Averages: 48 head, £1,845.70/head (£3.04p/kg).

Lambs top £300/head

Lambs top £300/head

PRIME lambs also met a steady trade, reaching £300/head for the overall champion pair.

Exhibited by Seth Miller, Midmar, these 42.5kg Beltex lambs were clinched by the judge, Sam Carlisle, Lockerbie.

 


 

Averages: 82 head, £112.85/head (£2.53/kg).

 

Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts.

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