The Gray family’s noted Texel flock sold a shearling gimmer by Knock Reebok at 4800gns at Borderway Mart,
Held alongside the dispersals of the
G and S Brooke, Earlston, Berwickshire took the top priced Ettrick gimmer and returned home with a trailer load of the choicest gimmers on offer from Gordon and David Gray. Their 4800gns purchase was out of a ewe by Castlecairn Kung Foo and was in-lamb to the Garngour Nobleman son Knock Papoose – a successful show winner and already sire of a 26,000gns daughter.
An undisclosed buyer gave 2100gns for an implanted embryo by Proctors Spectacular and out of a Knock Papoose ewe that was a second prize winner at last year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
Messrs Brooke were in again at 2000gns to claim a Knock Reebok gimmer out of a Teiglum Nevada ewe. She was in-lamb to the Foyle View Superstar son Ettrick Tartan Special.
The Grey Peel flock of Messrs Hardy-Bishop based at Jedburgh in the Scottish borders reached a best of 2600gns twice. The first bid came for a Knock Papoose gimmer and out of a Cambwell Laird ewe. This high index gimmer is in-lamb to Cwmcerrig Top Man and heads for
Leading Aberdeen Angus breeders Mr and Mrs John Moores from
(Harrison and Hetherington).