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Andrew and Becky Bishop, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, made the long trip to Lanark a worthwhile one when they dominated both the male and female sections at last week’s Beltex sale.

Topping the sale for the couple was their outstanding ewe lamb, which was breed and interbreed champion at Great Yorkshire and reserve breed champion at the Three Counties.

This one stood female and overall champion at Lanark and sold for 4000gns to J Collinge, Middlebie, Lockerbie.

She is by Luggsmill Lainey, a Luggsmill Gunner son and out of Whatmore Kettle, a Loot Van de Bisheuvel daughter.

Next best price on the day was a 2000gns sale for Bishops Nathaniel, a Sundey Lucky Dip son out of Bishops Kay, a Tulleygarley Goldie daughter. This one sold to J Buchan, Kirrriemuir.

Also at this money was Airyolland Mayhem from Neale and Janet McQuistin.

This is a shearling by Aviemore Lincoln and out of Airyolland Kylie, an Airyolland Jackhigh daughter and sold to noted Blackface breeders Messrs Wood and Hunter, Dachirla, Crieff.

Averages: 116 shearling rams £520.88, 74 ram lambs £469.38, 28 shearling ewes £488.25, nine ewe lambs £870.33 (Lawrie and Symington).

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