Two Texel gimmers share top price of 5500gns at Lanark

The annual multi-flock offering of Texel females held at Lanark last week saw a flying trade for in-lamb ewes from the Craighead flock of Messrs Cullen, Carluke, Lanarkshire with two gimmers sharing the top price of 5500gns and a third gimmer selling to 5000gns.


All three gimmers were by Craighead Masterpiece – the successful son of Tophill Landmark. First at 5500gns was out of an Ettrick King of Diamonds ewe and in-lamb to Haddo Odds On. The buyer was C J Mallaber, Burton-on-Trent who picked-up several of the day’s best females.


Sharing the 5500gns top price was a gimmer claimed by Alastair Beaton, Falkirk. Out of Baltier I Catcher ewe, she was in-lamb to Hartside Nevada.


Two buyers shared the 5000gns price-tag when Robert Cockburn, Crieff and Kerr Jarvie, Perth took another Masterpiece gimmer in-lamb to Odds On.


Boness, West Lothian breeder Jim McKerrow sold the two best gimmers from his Grougfoot flock at 2800gns apiece. Both were by Craighead Masterpiece with the first gimmer – out of a ewe by Wester Crosshill Jude – taken by C J Mallaber. She was in-lamb to Millar’s Outsmart.


The second Grougfoot gimmer at 2800gns went to Alastair Beaton and was out of a ewe by Clinterty Impressive. She was also in-lamb to Outsmart.


A gimmer by Cornerstone Isaac from the Watchknowe flock consignment of Jim Warnock made 2400gns to C J Mallaber. She was in-lamb to Milestonehill (THIS IS CORRECT).


Best for T and A Laird’s Cambwell flock at Biggar was a 2300gns call from Andy Ryder, Dumfries for a gimmer out of a ewe by Brague King’s Pride. She was in-lamb to Cambwell Oscar – a son of Llangwm Nut Cracker.


Mr Hardy-Bishop, Jedburgh gave 2000gns for another Cambwell gimmer by Laird. She is in-lamb to Straidarran Obama. Matching the bid was Steven Harrison to take a Craighead gimmer by Masterpiece and in-lamb to Odds On.


Flock averages: Cambwell – 14 at £723; Ettrick – 14 at £585; Garngour – six at £533; Teiglum – six at £467; Turin – eight at £315; Grougfoot – 20 at £872; Watchknowe – 16 at £597;Craighead – 46 at £813. (Lawrie and Symington).

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