The champion Beltex, a two year old ewe from A Donald, West Linton, Peeblesshire, made the top price of the day at the Beltex Scotland In-Lamb Female sale at Lanark on Saturday 10 December.
Harestanes Norah - 3,200gns
The sale leader, Harestanes Norah, by Southolm had been running with Tiree Lyfebuoy, the 2008 Royal Highland Show reserve male breed champion, and was taken home by P Tippets and C Williams, Willodge Farm, Shropshire.
Next came a gimmer, Clary Party Girl from J L McMillan, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire at 1,500gns. Party Girl, by Corstane Mighty Max, was taken home by C M Jennings, Crakehall, Cumbria.
A Broughton ewe lamb from M Dunlop, Biggar, Lanarkshire and sired by Clary Number One sold to a bid of 1,300gns from J McGarva, Cummertrees, Annan. The same breeder also sold the first prize gimmer Corstane ET Prime Pussy by Kingledores Look At Me for 1,000gns to H Emslie, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
Selling to 1,200gns was another ewe lamb, Woodies Rumble by Ryder Pavarotti from S Wood, Skene, Aberdeenshire. This nine month old was purchased by C Barnes, Northern Ireland.
Averages: 28 ewes £501.75, 38 gimmers £462.55, 11 ewe lambs £606.14
Auctioneers: Lawrie and Symington
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