Beltex sold to a top of 4,500gns in Lanark on Thursday 20 September at the breed’s Scotland club fixture.
Male and overall champion,
Orkney Something Special at 4,500gns
Sale leader was the champion, the aptly-named Orkney Something Special ET, a ram lamb consigned by Orkney breeders, Alton and Vera Copland, Overhouse, Harray.
Sired by Forglen Nearco and out of Orkney Kelly, he sold for 4,500gns in a two-way split to the judge, Ian McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart, and Neale and Janet McQuistin, High Airyolland, Newton Stewart.
The reserve champion, Morton’s Roly Poly, a gimmer from Andrew Morton, Lochend, Denny, led the female trade. Sired by the 2010 Carlisle champion, Beachy Norman and out of Corstane Nemesa, she made 3,800gns to Andrew Bishop, Pitfield, Eldersfield Gloucester.
Shearling tups led at 3,100gns for Ainstable Rupert, a Clary Nithsdale ET son and out of Ainstable Nellie, from the pen of Carlisle breeder, Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall, selling to North Yorkshire-based Tom Hunter, New Town Farm, Filey. Minutes earlier, a 2,000gns bid from Messrs McCosh, Culterallers, Biggar, secured Callacrag Rustic Boy, a Clary Prankster son, out of Calla Life and consigned by Andrew Bailllie, Carstairs Mains, Lanark.
Female and overall reserve champion,
Morton’s Roly Poly at 3,800gns
Ewe lambs sold to a top of 900gns for Woodies Sweet Pea ET from Stuart Wood, Woolhillock, Skene. She was by Kingledores Rascal, out of the flock’s show ewe, Lugate Lily and was knocked down to R Prouse, Holsworthy, Devon. Another from the same pen, Woodies SOS ET sold at 800gns to G Smith, Guildyden, Monikie, Dundee. She was by Woodies Pheunominal and out of Lugate Polly.
Aged ewes sold to 500gns twice. Kinchyle Polly, a one-crop ewe by Airyolland Galliano and out of Templand Lyn from Black Isle breeder, Gordon Morris, Kinchyle, Culbokie sold to G Donald, Strathaven Rd, Sandyford. At the same money, Forfar Mart boss, Graham Burke, sold Artnagullion Mini-me, a Ulysses daughter out of Artnagullion Gennie. Buyer of this three-crop ewe was Jenna Ballantyne, East Cauldcoates, Strathaven.
The production sale of gimmers from the Biggar-based Dunlop family’s Corstane and Broughton flocks saw top prices paid for two of a trio of Clary Number One-sired ET daughters of the 2009 Highland Show champion, Broughton Naturelle. A 2,800gns bid secured Broughton Roxanne for C Birrell, Barnboard, Castle Douglas while her sister, Broughton Runaround Sue was knocked down at 2,600gns to Paul Tippetts, Lodge Hill Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire.
Averages: 120 shearling rams £533.60 (2011 - £501); 55 ram lambs £609 (£491); 4 aged ewes £490.88; 54 gimmers £490.78 (£715); 15 ewe lambs £493.50 (£347).
Auctioneers: Lawrie and Symington, Forfar Mart
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