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Clark family lead Select Seven in-lamb sale

This year’s Select Seven sale on in-lamb Texels at Lanark saw the Clark brothers, Alan, Dye and Andrew, take the three best prices of the day, with sales at 7500gns, 7000gns and 4000gns.

Their sale leader, a gimmer from the Clarks flock, one of three flocks run by the family, was DCX1302318, an ET bred daughter of Strathbogie Smokey Blue out of a dam by Rascarrel Panther and in-lamb to Castlecairn Vavavoom. She sold to Stephen Cobbald for the Lavenham flock, Suffolk.

Second best of the sale at 7000gns was another gimmer from the Clarks flock and the first of the day from the Clark brothers. This was DCX1302322, another by Smokey Blue and out of a dam by Teiglum Rembrandt which is maternal sister to Garngour Rob Roy. She sold carrying to Springwell Ulsterboy and was the choice of Charlie Boden for the Boden and Davies partnership’s Sportsmans flock.

Two then followed at 4000gns with the first of these being a Teiglum gimmer again from the Clark family. This was CFT1302425, a Scholars Tiny Tempo daughter out of a dam by Teiglum Outlaw and going back to Craighead Masterpiece. She was sold in-lamb to Eglur Vesuvius and was bought by Angus McColm for the Crailloch flock.

The other at this level was an Ettrick gimmer from Gordon Gray’s offering. This was GGH1303113, a twin born Knock Topaz daughter out of a dam by Knock Reebok and going back to Teiglum Nevada. She sold in-lamb to Hilltop Valhalla and was bought by Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.

Then making 3600gns was a Craighead gimmer from J Cullen. This was CMC1300661, a Ettrick Strongbow daughter out of a dam by Craighead Masterpiece and sold in-lamb to Crailloch Victor. She was knocked down to Stephen Cobbald.

Following her at 3400gns was a ewe lamb from Gordon Gray, this was GGH1404219, a Baltier Thunderbird daughter out of a dam by Ettrick Sir Alan and going back to Thinacres Grenade. This one sold to Archie Hamilton for the Smyllum flock, Lanark.

Just shy of that at 3200gns was an Ettrick gimmer by Knock Topaz, GGH1303097. This ET bred gimmer is out of a Knock Reebok dam and goes back to Baltier King on her dam’s side. She was in-lamb to Hilltop Valhalla and is an ET sister to the 6000gns Ettrick Ura Winner, first prize ram lamb at Great Yorkshire last year. She sold to Archie Hamilton too.

A brace then traded at 3000gns, with the first of these being a Teiglum gimmer from the Clark family. This was CFT1302364, a Strathbogie Smokey Blue daughter out of a dam by Rascarrel Panther and going back to Knock Oregano. In-lamb to Springwell Ulsterboy she sold to H Smith, Wiley Sike.

And the other at this price came from Ettrick with this being the 2010-born ewe GGH1000019, a twin born Knock Papoose daughter. This is out of a Baltier Kracker daughter and sold in-lamb to Castlecairn Vital Spark. She sold to R Stevenson, Brampton, Carlisle.

Averages; Lindstair 10 £768.60, Hilltop three £735, Knock seven £1290, Cambwell 15 £1207.46, Garngour, Teiglum and Clarks 20 £1979.75, Grougfoot 15 £756, Watchknowe 16 £617.01, Boghouse 10 £673.05, Craighead six £1662.50, Ettrick 20 £1942.50 (Lawrie and Symington).

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