New centre record set by Clary Beltex
A Newton Stewart farmer has smashed the record high livestock price at Skipton Auction Mart.
Jock McMillan, who runs the Clary flock at Carse of Clary, set a new benchmark of 11,000gns (£11,500) at the Beltex Sheep Society’s show and sale last week.
His home-bred ram lamb Clary Cosmos ET also won the male championship.
Cosmos is one of February-born triplets to the Belgium import Henry V/H/Vrijbos, out of Clary Wild Thing, Ayr show champion in 2015 and herself a well-bred daughter of Clary Supersonic.
He was sold to Boden and Davies of Mellor Hall Farm, Mellor, near Stockport.
Mr McMillan also sold a full brother to his supreme champion, Clary Cracket, for 2,500gns to C Birrell and Co of Castle Douglas.
The show was judged by Ian McConnell of Dumfries.
Our picture shows Ross Campbell with the record-breaking Beltex, joined by breeder Jock McMillan and judge Ian McConnell.
Picture courtesy of Adrian Legge Photography