Saturday’s (8 December) Select Seven sale at Lanark saw a top call of 20,000gns achieved twice for in-lamb gimmers from the Auldhouseburn flock of Alan and Hugh Blackwood.
Their first at this money was BYZ178305, a Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter out of a Cowal dam by Kelso Pavarotti and going back to Muiresk Northern Dancer and in-lamb to the 135,000gns Sportsmans A Star. She is from the same family as the 75,000gns Auldhouseburn Boss and the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best. Buying this one was Robert Bennett for the Plasucha flock.
The other at 20,000gns was the very next in the ring and a granddaughter of the same Cowal dam. This was BYZ1718354, another by Yuga Khan. She sold in-lamb to the 125,000gns Best of the Best and was taken by Bruce Renwick, Castlecairn.
Next best of the sale at 17,000gns was the first in from the Clark family, Helen and sons, Alan, Andrew and David. This was CJN1704951, a Knock Yardsman daughter out of a dam by Teiglum Windfall and going back to Springwell Ulsterboy. Selling with an index of 387 and in-lamb to the 17,000gns Silvermere Baltic, she was bought by the Blackwood family, reinvesting some of their earlier takings.
At 12,000gns was the pen topper from the Procters flock of Procters Farm, PFD1701618. This Teiglum Younggun daughter is out of a dam by Scrogtonhead U Stoater and going back to the 50,000gns Haddo Ringleader. She sold in-lamb to this year’s Solway and Tyne Club sale topper, the 100,000gns Sportsmans Batman and sold to her service sire’s breeders, Messrs Boden and Davies, for the Sportsmans flock.
The next in from the same home then made 11,000gns, with this being PFD1701576. This one is another by Younggun and is this time out of a dam by Anglezarke Uno and going back to Claybury Legacy. Selling with an index of 350 and again in-lamb to Batman, she was the choice of David Morrison, Dalwyne.
At the same money and going home with the same buyer was the best of the day from the Ettrick flock of Gordon Gray, GGH1707042. Sired by Clinterty Yuga Khan, she is out of a dam by Knock Topaz and goes back to Foyle View Superstar. She was offered in-lamb to Usk Vale Albatross , with an index of 403 and was accompanied by a recipient carrying a single embryo from her and sired by Midcombe Brigadier.
The Gray family were then on the other side of the equation when paying 10,000gns for a Procters gimmer, PFD1701566. This is another by Teiglum Younggun and out of a dam by Scrogtonhead U Stoater and again sold in-lamb to the 100,000gns Sportsmans Batman. Selling with an index of 355, she is from the same family as the flock’s top priced lot.
Close behind at 9500gns was another of the Auldhouseburn gimmers, BYZ1718339. This Yuga Khan daughter is out of a Strathbogie Untouchable-sired dam and again goes back to the noted Cowal ewe. She sold carrying to Rhaeadr Best of the Best and was also offered accompanied by a recipient ewe carrying a single pregnancy from her and sired by Best of the Best. This one sold to Carl Bellis for the Cosyn flock.
A pair then traded at 9000gns, with the first being another from the Blackwoods, BYZ1718440. She’s another Yuga Khan daughter out of a dam by Untouchable and sold in-lamb to Best of the Best. Taking her was Billy Graham, Craigdarroch.
The Campbell family, Cowal, then paid the same price for another from Auldhouseburn, BYZ18353. Again by Yuga Khan she is the same way bred as the last two, going back to the Cowal ewe. This one is also in-lamb to Best of the Best.
And at 7000gns was a gimmer from the Knock flock of Albert and George Howie. This was HAK1701208, an Arkle Yingyang daughter out of a dam by Deveronvale Union Jack and in-lamb to the homebred 28,000gns Knock Banker. She was knocked down to Messrs Teward, Staindrop.
Averages; Boghouse six gimmers £598.50, Auldhouseburn seven gimmers £11,025, Ettrick 18 gimmers £2072.58, Craighead four gimmers £714, Grougfoot 10 gimmers £506.10, Watchknowe seven gimmers £390, Cambwell 13 gimmers £1191.34, Garngour 17 gimmers £2161.76, Procters six gimmers £7035, Knock ten gimmers £2530.50, (Lawrie and Symington)