Gimmer trade hit 6,000gns at Borderway, Carlisle, as six pedigree flocks marketed female consignments on Friday (14 December) at the Christmas Crackers sale.
The Robex flock benefited from a Messrs Beacom spending spree, taking home the flock’s top six money makers, leaving an average of £1,934.10 for 25 sold.
Robert Rennie’s Robex flock, Yetholm, Scottish Borders, also saw bids of 4,500gns, two at 3,000gns, two at 2,800gns and one at 2,600gns heading across the water to Fivemiletown, Co Fermanagh to join the Beacoms.
Topping the trade was a Teiglum Stifler daughter out of a Millar’s Monty dam. Her grand dam is Baltier Catcher daughter and her sire is by Rascarrel Panther.
This lot’s full sisters have sold to 2,700gns, 2,500gns twice, 2,100gns and 1,700gns at the Robex sale. She ran with Meinspride Usain son Duhonw You Belter from 14 September to 14 October.
Next at 4,500gns was a Brijon You Beauty daughter out of a Teiglum Stifler dam. He goes back to Castlecairn Karma Man and Loosebeare Oh Yes, and ran in the same breeding group as the trade topper.
Two then followed at 3,000gns, also snapped up by Messrs Beacom. The first was by Brackenridge Strongbow son Brijon Yankee out of a Beeford Pimernel daughter.
Hailed as a stylish gimmer by Mr Rennie, the dam sold for 4,000gns at the Robex reduction sale.
Also at 3,000gns was a Brijon Yowser Rew daughter going back to Tatham Hall Viking and Haltcliffe Renoir. She another one out of a Teiglum Stifler daughter.
Haymount to 3,800gns
Topping trade for the Haymount flock of Jack Arnott, Kelso, was an Auldhouseburn Warlord daughter out of a Scrogton Powerhouse dam. She shares the breeding of £4,000, £3,500 and £3,000 rams, along with Kelso 2017 champion Haymount Vavavoom, who made £7,000.
Bringing good figures for litter size, weights and milk, this one knocked down to Messrs Evans, Mold, Clwyd, as 19 Haymount gimmers levelled at £1,083.16.
Making 2,000gns was another Warlord daughter, this time out of an Ettrick Tartan Special ewe. She also went to Messrs Beacom, Co Fermanagh, after being served with Knock Yardsman son, Garngour Ambassaor.
Roxburgh averages £1,128.75
The Roxburgh flock of John Elliot, Kelso, sold eight shearling gimmers for £1,128, topping with a Kimbolton Va Va Voom daughter out of a Goldies Supreme dam.
Served with a straw from Clinterty Yuga Khan son Haddo Balvene, this lot caught the eye of Messrs Hodge, Moberley, Cheshire.
Brijon recipients average £1,417
The Brijon flock of J Watson and Co, Bowsden, Berwick-upon-Tweed, sold 21 shearling gimmers at an average of £651 and two recipients at £1,417.50.
The McAllisters’ Artnagullion flock, Kells, Ballymena, saw three shearing gimmers average at £595 and the Greenall flock of Messrs Green, Lilliesleaf, Melrose, saw 10 shearling gimmers average £740.25, selling to 1,300gns and 1,100gns.