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Scottish Club sale peaks at 2800gns

A selective trade peaked at 2800gns at the Scottish Texel Breeders’ Club show and sale at Lanark.

Making that money was the champion, Forkins Bently, a ram lamb from Alastair Gault, Newtownabbey, County Antrim. A son of last year’s 3200gns purchase Scotsman Ace and out of a show ewe by Duncryne Uber Cool, he sold to the Clarks at North Garngour, Lesmahagow.

The trip across the water proved worthwhile for Mr Gault, who sold another at 1900gns, to David McKerrow, Nochnary, Freuchie, Fife. That was Forkins Bugatti, a son of the 7000gns Duncryne Uber Cool, out of a ewe by Strathbogie Terminator.

Next best price at 1700gns, was the reserve champion, Haddo Bentley, from the Knox family, Mid Haddo, Fyvie, which sold to Jim Frame, Little Galla, Wiston, Biggar. The dam of that one is a daughter of Knock Trojan.

From the same pen, Haddo Barcelona, by Tophill Wall St and out of a ewe by Ellen Valley Warlord, sold at 1600gns to Alan Cullen, Craighead Farm, Carluke.

At 1400gns, Gordon and David Gray sold Ettrick Bobs Your Uncle, a Clinterty You Cracker son which stood second at Abington Show. He went to Messrs Jones, Hereford.

Leading the shearling trade at 1100gns, was Cambwell Africa, a Grougfoot Wizard son from Robert Laird, Cambwell, Biggar. Out of a ewe by Tullagh Pacha, he sold to J P Smeaton, Craggan, Abernethy.

Averages: 16 shearling rams, £587.34, 134 ram lambs, £511.76, eight gimmers, £465.94.

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