A new centre record for Texel ram lambs was set when the first
lamb to enter the sale ring sold for 110,000gns. Consigned by
Alan Walker of Hexham, Newhill Major entered the ring and a hush
came over the packed audience.
Newhill Major - 110,000 guineas.
The bidding started and soon picked up momentum as various parties
tried to secure this lamb. This greatly admired ram, a February
born ARR/ARR son of Ettrick Jackpot and out of Broomknowes Inspiration
sired mother, was finally sold to Northern Ireland breeder Malcolm
Reid of Co.Tyrone.
Two ram lambs followed at 12,000gns, the first shown by Dumfriesshire
breeder Tommy MacTaggart. Rascarrel Masterpiece, a group one February
born son of Douganhill King, he was knocked down to joint buyers
JB Renwick & Son of Legars Farm, Kelso and Firm of RF Forsyth,
Baltier, Newton Stewart.
The second lamb to reach 12,000gns was consigned by Gordon Gray
of Selkirk. Ettrick McCoist, a son of Lyonshall Lucky Strike, was
successfully purchased jointly by KA & R Campbell of Drimsynie
Estates, Argyll and K & M Jamieson of Woodhead, Annan.
5 Aged Rams £756.00 (plus £295.75)
249 Shearling Rams £561.10 (plus £122.57)
325 Lamb Rams £901.98 (plus £1.82)
141 Shearling Gimmers £280.78 (minus £82.26)
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