Lanark – Beltex & Texel
There was plenty demand for Beltex sheep at the breed’s annual show and sale at Lanark on Thursday, with averages up on the year in all sections.
Top price at 4600gns was Airyolland Avicii, a ram lamb by Airyolland Watchman, from Neale and Janet McQuistin. He sold in a three-way split to the Mair family’s Aviemore flock at Cuminstown, Turriff; and Orkney breeders Raymond Flaws, Nisthouse, and Alton and Vera Copland, Overhouse.
Overall, 142 shearling rams averaged at £617.69; 52 ram lambs levelled at £640.90; 36 gimmers averaged out at £476.88; and four ewe lambs at £897.75.
Trade was stickier at the Scottish Club’s show and sale of Texels, held on the same day. Top price was 4000gns, for John Green’s Greenall Wreck It Ralph, a son of Hightecs Ultimatum, which sold to the Rascarrel flock at Castle Douglas.
Seven Texel shearling rams levelled at £580.50, while 170 ram lambs averaged £443.35; 13 gimmers at £292.38; 10 ewe lambs at £124.95, and a consignment of 17 gimmers from the Swaites flock levelled at £347.65.
Below are pictures of the top price lots, but to view the full selection of photographs taken, see our PHOTOSALES SECTION.
To view the full selection of photographs taken, see our PHOTOSALES SECTION.