Texels at Lanark top 1700gns

In-lamb Texel shearlings nudged the £300 average when 100 were sold at the annual Scottish Premier sale at Lanark. And it was leading Ayr-based breeder John Forsyth who produced the day’s highest earner selling a shearling from his Glenside flock at 1700gns.

The ARR/ARH genotyped shearling – which stood champion – is by Castlecairn Keltic Star and out of a Claybury Invader sired dam. She was offered in lamb to Baileys Money Maker who stood male champion at last year’s Great Yorkshire Show. Buyer was Mrs C A Jones, Dolgellau.

Robert Cockburn from Perth sold a shearling from his Connachan flock at 900gns to K R Gauld, Auchterader. She is by Durisdeer Lotus and in-lamb to Hull House Nijinsky – a ram lamb he purchased jointly this year for 5000gns.

The bid was matched when the next lot from Connachan – also by the Durisdeer sire and in-lamb to Midlock Nutcracker – was sold to D Gray, Selkirk.

The first shearling in the ring made 620gns. Consigned by David, Isla and Lisa Gray from their Tima flock at Selkirk, the shearling is by Cornerstone King and is in-lamb to the Muiresk Forever grandson Teilo Mathonwy.

Averages: 100 shearling gimmers £296; two ewes £105 and six ewe lambs £182. (Lawrie and Symington).