Scots­man flock leads way

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FARMING -

Ram lamb av­er­ages were up £133 on the year, for 20 more sold, at the Scot­tish Texel Club’s sale at La­nark.

It was a day to re­mem­ber for Aberdeen­shire’s Scott Michie, who works for the Howies at West Knock Farm, Stu­ar­t­field. He owns just one ewe in his Scots­man flock, which he flushed suc­cess­fully last year, pro­duc­ing, among others, his three La­nark en­tries – Scots­man Avicii, Scots­man Apollo and Scots- man Ace. AI sons of the £60,000 Strath­bo­gie Ter­mi­na­tor, out of an Ober­stown Usain Bolt daugh­ter, they sold at 5,200gn, 4,500gn and 3,200gn, all across the wa­ter to North­ern Ire­land.

Avicii and Ace both sold to the same group, in­clud­ing Paul O’Con­nor, Drum­gooland; Alis­tair Gault, Forkins; Rodger Straw­bridge, Tam­na­money and Sam McAuley, Whitepark, while Apollo was knocked down to Ste­wart Fer­ris, Dro­more, Co Down.

Achiev­ing the day’s sec­ond top price of 4,600gn, was Et­trick Above And Be­yond, from Gor­don and David Gray’s Selkirk-based flock.

A son of the 60,000gn Clin­terty Yuga Khan, he sold in a two-way split to Iain Minto, Town­head, Dol­phin­ton, and Meikle Jack­son, Wolf­clyde, Big­gar.

The Clark fam­ily’s Garn­gour con­sign­ment, from Les­ma­hagow, topped at 2,600gn, with Garn­gour Al­ladin, by Hal­beath VIP, sell­ing to Cameron Gauld, Cair­nam, Auchter­arder.

Rob­bie Wil­son, North Dor­laithers, Tur­riff, achieved a top of 1,700gn, for Milnbank Ally-cat, a Strath­bo­gie Yes Sir son which sold to N. Myles, Ballyshan­non, Co Done­gal.

Gra­ham Mor­ri­son’s Deveron­vale lambs, from Corn­hill, Banff, sold to 1,500gn, for another Strath­bo­gie Yes Sir son, Deveron­vale Areo, which went to Richard Cur­rie’s Tul­lagh flock at Bal­ly­mena.

Lead­ing the way at the Bel­tex Scot­land show and sale at La­nark was a shear­ling ram from Alas­dair Ma­clean’s Tiree-based flock, sell­ing at 2,400gn.

By Cal­lacrag Wise Crack, he sold to I. Knight, Steph­ney Farm, Cum­bria.

Aberdeen­shire’s Stu­art Wood sold Wood­ies Col­li­sion, a Glen­keen San­ders son, for 1,500gn to the Hamil­tons at Mid Shaw­ton­hill, Chapel­ton, Strathaven.

Over­all cham­pion at the pre-sale show was Black Jack Blade, a gim­mer from Ross and Kirsty Wil­liams, Up­per Tul­lochbeg, Huntly. This Lu­gate Arex daugh­ter, sold at 1,500gn to K. Pre­ston, Omagh, Co Ty­rone.

The re­serve over­all cham­pion was the gim­mer Muir­ton Brick Hard, from Jimmy Young, Muir­ton Corse, Al­ford, which sold at 550gn to Matthew Burleigh, En­niskillen, Co Fer­managh.

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