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Lanark Beltex Rams Peak at 2,500gns

Beltex shearling tups met a steady demand selling to a top of 2,500gns at the Beltex Scotland club sale staged at Lanark on Thursday 19 September.

The sale topper from society president Jock McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart is a shearling by Dooley Pierre ET, out of Clary Natty. He was knocked down to Robert Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven who also took another Dooley Pierre son out of a homebred Clary ewe at 1,200gns.

Clary Senator

Clary Senator 2,500gns

The Clary pen produced a further three sales at 1,000gns. The first, Clary Sportman, is by Clary Rolls Royce out of Clary Number 3 and sold to AJ and BA Fisher, Castle Douglas. Next was Clary Spitfire, and ET son of Dooley Pierre out of Clary Loopy. Buyer of this shearling was JG and K Graham, Perth. The third 1,000gns deal saw Clary Sambo, a Thimbleby Pegasus son out of Clary Pleasant, knocked down to Roddy Thomson, Pitnacree, Aberfeldy.

Fife Beltex breeders M and I Wainwright and Sons, Todhall Farm, Dairsie, sold their pen of Woodies Pride of the North sons to a top of 1,700gns. Their pen leader is Todhall Showman out of Todhall Nifty, a homebred ewe and was sold in a three-way split between A Baillie, Carnwath Mains, Carstairs, J Gibbs, Toftcombs, Biggar and J Barclay, Mid Brockloch, Maybole.

A second Pride son, Todhall Superstar, out of a Forglen ewe, had stood third in the shearling ram class and sold at 1,500gns to R and K Williams, Upper Tullochbeg, Huntly. Pre-sale show judge, John Cowan selected Heatheryhall Smarty Pants as his champion. Consigned by T and A Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, Thanketon, Biggar, this Clary Prankster ET son is out of a homebred dam and sold at 1,700gns to Mr Rothwell, 4 Kionsliew Terrace, Foxdale, Isle of Man.

Orkney breeders A and V Copland sold their second-prize Orkney Sinatra, a Forglen-sired shearling ram out of Orkney Melony at 1,000gns to J Shaw, Lethans, Saline, Fife.

Oatridge student Alasdair McLean, Heylipol, Tiree took the same money for his single shearling entry, Tiree Superman, selling to T Dunn, Jeanfield, Carnwath. This shearling is by Horseclose Power House out of Clary Nine Lives.

The Tiree pen of lambs provided several of the day’s top prices with sons of the 2013 Royal Highland male champion, Woodies Ringleader ET. Pen leader, Tiree Tornado, is out of Tiree Pebbles and went under the hammer at 2,400gns to Brian Ryder, Newton Cottage, Annanwater, Moffat, whilst the last of the Tiree pen, Tiree Trophy ET, out of Tiree Molly made 2,100gns, to Messrs Wood, Hill Top, Crag Lane, Harrogate. In between was Tiree Thumper ET, another from the same flush, selling at 1,420gns to M Elliott, Espland House, Newton Reigny, Penrith.

Black Isle breeder Gordon Morris, Kinchyle, Culbokie retired from sheep breeding in style, selling his ram lamb Kinchyle Tyson at 2,100 gns to Lancashire breeder George Cropper. This lamb is by Airyolland Galliano out of Kinchyle Nell.

Aberdeenshire breeders, J and L Young, Muirton, Corse, Alford paid 1,600gns for the reserve champion, a ram lamb from J Kennedy, Lyonpark, Maybole. This Lyonpark Scooby Doo son is out of Lyonpark Pauline ET. A second Scooby Doo son made 1,200gns, selling to Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall, Ainstable, Carlisle.

Aged rams sold to 600gns for Dooley Pierre, consigned by J McMillan and sold to Ingraston Farm, Dolphinton.

Gimmers were topped at 1,100gns for Corstane Star, a Woodies Ringleader daughter out of Corstane Moonshine, She was consigned by Mary Dunlop, Corstane, Biggar and sold to Stuart McCormack, Wester Deans, Lamancha, Peebleshire.

Averages: 3 aged rams £490; 97 shearling rams £607.92; 63 ram lambs £583.83; 5 ewes £340; 5 ewe lambs £399.

Auctioneers: Lawrie & Symington

Beltex Sheep Society

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