Lanark Texel lamb makes second highest price ever

An eye-catching price of 200,000gns stole the headlines at the Scottish National Texel sale at Lanark on Thursday (22 August) as the Wight family sold ram lamb Midlock Capaldi.

The trade topper is by Knock Bantastic and an ET-bred lamb from a flush from a 2018-born Mullan Amigo daughter.

He was knocked down to a two-way share of Charlie Boden, Sporstmans and Mellor Vale flocks, Stockport, Cheshire, and Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn flock, Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

Breeder Alan Wight, Biggar, said the lamb had been a standout animal from two weeks of age.

Midlock Capaldi: 200,000gns

Next best at 65,000gns was Garngour Craftsman from the Clarks, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.

He is a son of the 17,000gns Silvermere Baltic, and out of a Mossvale Winston daughter.

He is a maternal brother to the 40,000gns Garngour Alabama and the second highest price achieved by the flock.

He was another leading lot bought by judge Charlie Boden.  

Garngour Alabama: 65,000gns

Garngour Alabama: 65,000gns

At 48,000gns was Mullan Camikaze from Brian Hanthorn, Tynan, County Armagh.

He is by Deveronvale Aftershock and out of a Teiglum Younggun daughter.

He was knocked down to a consortium of five buyers consisting of Gordon Gray, Ettrick, Messrs Knox, Haddo, the Orr family, Halbeath, Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, and Andrew Neilson, Brackenridge.

Mullan Camikaze: 48,000gns

Mullan Camikaze: 48,000gns

At 36,000gns was Usk Vale Cheeky Charlie from Willy Davis, Glascoed, Pontypool.

He is a Hexel Born To Be Wild son out of a home-bred Strathbogie Ya Belter dam.

Topping a flying trade for the Davis family, in which three sires levelled at £21,700, the Nicholson family, Knockem, Procters Farm, Procters and Bruce Renwick, Castlecairn, all took a share home. 

Usk VaCheeky Charlie: 36,000gns

Usk Vale Cheeky Charlie: 36,000gns

Average: 342 ram lambs £3,385.46 (Lawrie and Symington)