 Last week’s sale of Texels at Lanark may have lacked the record-breaking prices achieved at the centre last month, but trade was still respectable, hitting a top price of 4800gns for February-born tup lamb Duncryne Pioneer from D Kerr Jarvie.

This is a Tapanui Orgasmic son out of a dam by Wartle Goliath and previously stood first at Braco and Perth shows and sold to Gwyn Evans, Newton, Powys.

At 4000gns was Milnbank Pyramid from Margaret Lyon. This is a Millar’s Outstanding son out of a dam by Tophill Joe and sold to A Cullen, Carluke.

Averages: 251 ram lambs £419.25, 16 shearling rams £444.28, 13 shearling ewes £473.31 (Lawrie and Symington).

 A Regancrest Dolman daughter sold for the top price of 8000gns at the sale to disperse Adrian and Julie Hinton’s Wentwood herd last week.

BB Dolman Candice 3, one of a consignment from Bev and Teresa Baker included in the sale, is bred from three generations of Excellent cows and is descended from Tom and Andy Cope’s famous show/brood cow, Harvdale Charles Candice EX-94 5*.

She is two-and-a-half weeks calved, giving 36kg/day andsold to Messrs Harries and Thomas, Bryn.

At the next best money was an Indianhead cow, Mandelin Rachel Red from the Wentwood herd, which sold for 3800gns to V N and M E Thomas, Plas Farm, Carmarthen.

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