A 92% clearance reflected this season’s continued strength of demand for Texel tups when 242 ram lambs averaged £429 at a breed sale at Lanark on a day shared with Beltex breeders who sold just over 100 shearling rams to average almost £600 and peak at 2600gns.

 

Topping the Texels at 5800gns was Haddo Ozone from well known Scottish flock owner Willie Knox from Fyvie. The lamb, by Anglezarke Nimrod, is out of a ewe by Claybury Kruger and was bought by D McPherson, Berwick-on-Tweed.

 

 

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 A ram lamb by Didcot Marvellous from Orkney breeder Keith Hourston, made 5500gns to Norman Douglas, Yarrow, Selkirk while a 4500gns call from four joint buyers secured the day’s champion. John McKerrow (Grougfoot), Kerr Jarvie (Tappanuie), Robert Cockburn (Connachan) and Bruce Renwick (Castlecairn) claimed the Garngour Maestro son from vendors James and Hannah Draper, Shrewsbury.

 

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Aberdeen breeder Stuart Wood led the Beltex trade with a 2600gns call for Woodies Like – a Belgian sired shearling out of a Bishopton ewe. Buyer was R F Curwen, Wray, Lancaster.

 

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The shearling Clary Laddie from J L McMillan, Newton Stewart, south west Scotland made 2400gns.

 

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This son of Beachy Jack the Lad goes to the Firm of J Maxwell, Fintry. Another Jack the Lad son from the same pen, Clary Licence-to-Kill, realised 2100gns to F and D McVicar, Struchur, Argyll.

 

A 2005-bred tup that was supreme champion at the breed society’s Carlisle sale in 2006 made 2300gns to S Whiteford, Biggar.  Borderesk Jackaroo, by Airyolland Galliano, was consigned by J and J M Cochrane, Darvel, Ayrshire.

 

Averages: Texel – 242 ram lambs £429; 38 shearling rams £380 and 20 gimmers £271. Beltex – 101 shearling rams £592; 55 ram lambs £474; 20 gimmers £634 and 10 ewe lambs £351. (Lawrie and Symington).