The dispersal of Ian Farquhar’s Insch flock took the bulk of the top prices at Saturday’s (11 January) Scottish Texel Club sale, Lanark, with a peak of 5,200gns paid for a one-crop ewe.
The sale leader, a Glenside Razzle Dazzle daughter, is out of a Garngour Nobleman daughter, and her granddam is a Knock ewe by Glenside Loneranger. Bought by Steven Renwick for the Craig Douglas flock this one was in-lamb to the 2013 Sire of the Year, Strathbogie Terminator.
Another one-crop ewe from the same home then sold at 4,000gns, with this being another by Razzle Dazzle, IIF1100228. Also carrying Knock breeding she is out of a Knock dam by Glenside Mylord and was again in-lamb to Strathbogie Terminator. Buying this one was Eire-based breed J Greene, Donegal.
Also selling at 4,000gns was a gimmer from the Insch dispersal, IIF1200298. An ET-bred shearling, she is again by Razzle Dazzle and is a full sister to the sale leader. Selling in-lamb to Terminator she also headed back to Aberdeenshire with Albert and George Howie for their Knock flock, Peterhead.
Taking a 3,000gns bid was a full ET sister to the sale leader, IIF1100178. Again selling in-lamb to Terminator she was knocked down to Graham Morrison for his Deveronvale flock.
Following her with a bid of 2,300gns was the best of the day from the dispersal of Perry McNickle’s Perry flock, a ewe lamb by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold. This was MQN1304993, a lamb out of an Ettrick Rainbow Warrior dam and going back to Haddo Knoxie. She was snapped up by Alastair Beaton, Wester Crosshill.
A pair from the Insch offering then sold at 2,000gns, with the first being a Garngour Nobleman daughter out of the granddam of the sale leader. Going back to Glenside Eurostar she was again in-lamb to Terminator. Taking this one home was Gordon Gray for the Ettrick flock, Selkirk.
The other at this money was a full ET bred sister to the 3,000gns gimmer, IIF1200294. Once again sold having been AI’d to Terminator she was taken by R Rendall, Westray, Orkney.
And at 1,700gns was the champion from the Club sale’s pre-sale show, a Deveronvale gimmer from Graham Morrison, MGV1200282. This ET bred gimmer is by Procters Samurai and out of an Ettrick Mighty Mouse dam. She sold in-lamb to Garngour Ultimatum, going to an undisclosed buyer.
Second best from the Club sale was a bid of 1,100gns for a Craig Douglas gimmer from Steven Renwick, XSR1204831. She is by Walston Rambo and out of a dam by Allanfauld Pharoah and sold having run with homebred sire Craig Douglas Uther. This one found a new home with Gordon Gray.
Averages: Insch flock 13 ewes, £1727.65; 11 gimmers, £1295.31; 15 ewe lambs, £438.90; Perry flock five ewes, £690.90; four gimmers, £393.73; five ewe lambs, £917.70.