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Champion Beltex Ewe to 3,200gns at Lanark

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

Harestanes Norah

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

link Beltex Ewe Lamb Tops Carlisle at 4,000gns
link Caltech Hampshire Down Commercial Flock of the Year 2011
link British Texel Breeding Has Worldwide Appeal

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