A brace of Texel female sales attracted strong bidding at Carlisle this weekend, with Saturday’s Christmas Cracker Sale reaching a high of 8000gns.
The offering was led at 8000gns by a Mossknowe Pudsey daughter from the Strathbogie flock of the Innes family. This one, IJS1000033, is out of a dam by Baltier Nijinsky and is a full ET sister to this year’s Turriff Show champion. Sold in lamb to Castlecairn SAS Commander she found a new home with Gordon Taylor, Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire.
Second top call of the day was a 6500gns bid for another of the Strathbogie draft, this time IJS1000083, a Bradleys Pure Gold daughter out of a dam by Castlecairn Kung Foo Fighter. Again sold in lamb to Castlecairn SAS Commander this one was taken home by Albert and George Howie, Peterhead, for the Knock flock.
And then making 5000gns was the first in the ring from Robert Cockburn’s Connachan flock. This one, YSM1000018, is an ET bred daughter of Connachan O2 out of a Courthill Las Vegas dam and goes back to a 17,000gns Haremoss dam. She was sold in lamb to 12,000gns Milnbank Sound Investment and was bought by J N Ellis, Kenley, Shropshire.
Brian Buchan’s Clinterty flock took the first of two bids at 4500gns, with this money paid for his lead gimmer, BBY1000061. She is a Kelso Oxygen daughter out of a dam by Baltier King which is twin to Clinterty Las Vegas. Sold with an index of 238 and in lamb to Ettrick Smasher, she went in a two way split to James Ruggeri, Caereinion, Welshpool, and William McCaffrey, Malpas, Cheshire.
The other at 4500gns was another of the Strathbogie gimmers, IJS1000062. This ET bred daughter of Millar’s Outstanding is out of a dam by Claybury Lambert and sold in lamb to Castlercairn SAS Commander. She was taken home by Graham Morrison for the Deveronvale flock.
At 4000gns was the first in the ring from the Campbell family’s Cowal flock. This was a Kelso Pavarotti daughter, CKC1000032, a twin out of a Muiresk Northern Dancer daughter. Selling with an index of 252 she was bought by David McKerrow, Cupar, Fife, and was in lamb to Foyle View Scorpion.
A bid of 3100gns was enough to secure another of the Srathbogie gimmers for the Carmavy flock of S and J McCollam, Co Antrim. Sired by Knock Party Time and out of a dam by Eastfield Merlin, this one, IJS1000053, was in lamb to Glenside Razzle Dazzle.
Averages; Milnbank flock 10 gimmers £1422.75, Sportsmans flock 12 gimmers £1470, Clinterty flock 10 gimmers £1076.25, Annan flock nine gimmers £577.50, Strathbogie flock 11 gimmers £3111.82, Cowal flock eight gimmers £1172.06, Connachan flock eight gimmers £1824.38, Allanfauld flock five gimmers £840, Fordafourie flock nine gimmers £764.17, Goldies flock 10 gimmers £601.65 (Harrison and Hetherington).