Lanark Texels to 60,000gns

p 457 Teiglum Tornado 60k web .jpgA top price of 60,000gns and an average of £2054 for 411 ram lambs marked a successful day for Texel breeders at the breed society’s premier sale at Lanark.


Carluke-based Messrs Clark Farms’ Teiglum Tornado was the lamb that put bidders into over-drive to finish on top at 60,000gns. By the 10,000gns Sportsmans Scout and out of a Teiglum Outlaw dam, he was first prize ram lamb at Stirling show and his dam stood second as a gimmer at the Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire shows last year. He goes to a buying syndicate of three headed by Robbie Wilson, Milnbank.


Charlie Boden paid 42,000gns for P J and S Hammond‘s Tullylagan Tonka from their flock at Co Tyrone.


p 155 Tullylagan Tonka 42k web.jpgBy Mellor Vale Senator and out of a Kelso Omen sired ewe that is one of the best ewes in the flock.


Proctors Farms from Lancashire joined forces with David McKerrow and the day’s judge Keith Campbell to pay 20,000gns for the champion shown by Cameron Gauld, Auchterarder.

 His Cairnam Talisman (below) is by Glenside Razzle Dazzle and out of a Glenside Lieutenant sired ewe.



p 420 Cairnam Talisman 20k webjpg.jpgAnother 20,000gns call from Aberdeenshire’s Albert Howie (Knock) and Kenny Pratt (Hilltop) was good enough to secure Charlie Boden’s Sportsmans Trojan (below), a Milnbank Special One son out of a ewe by Tullagh Real Deal.



p 522 Sportsmans Trojan 20k web.jpgTopping off a trio of 20,000gns bids were a consortium of Northern Ireland bidders who bought Knock Travis – a Sportsmans Supreme son from Albert Howie and bred out of a ewe by the 10,000gns Knock Orion.


p 599 Knock Travis 20k web.jpg 

Averages: 411 ram lambs, £2,054 (Lawrie and Symington)