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Texel – Lanark ’19

Texel ram lambs met a phenomonal trade at the Scottish National show and sale at Lanark, with 342 averaging out at £3385.46 and prices peaking at 200,000gns for the Wight family’s Midlock Capaldi, at the very end of the sale.

Despite being unshown in the pre-sale show, his exceptional carcase and character qualities made him the most talked about and clearly the most desired lamb of the 500+ in the market, and this resulted in a bidding war which was won by two of the biggest spenders in the breed, Auldhouseburn and Sportsmans, who teamed up to secure him at 200,000gns – the second highest price paid for a Texel ram.

The Wights are renowned for their stocksmanship abilities and consistency across the various breeds that they run at Midlock, but within the Texels, this price far surpasses the previous best of 24,000gns that Allan, Karen, Ben, Andrew and Katie received for Midlock Yorkie in 2016. They said they knew he was something special from just two weeks old and their inkling certainly proved true.

Capaldi is a son of the 12,000gns Knock Bantastic, a ram purchased jointly at Carlisle last year, while the dam is by the 32,000gns Mullan Amigo and out of a ewe bought privately from Garngour in 2016.

At the pre-sale show, it was Garngour Craftsman, from Alan, Andrew and David Clark, that caught the eye of judge, Charlie Boden, and he liked him so much that he bought him too, for the day’s second top price of 65,000gns. He is by last year’s 17,000gns Lanark purchase, Silvermere Baltic and out of a Mossvale Winston daughter that also bred the 40,000gns Garngour Alabama, two years ago.

A further 20 lots hit five-figures in a sale which saw a 65% clearance rate. Below are pictures of the top priced lots, followed by a list of leading averages, but to view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales.

Sale topper at 200,000gns, Midlock Capaldi, which sold to Sportsmans & Auldhouseburn
Champion, Garngour Craftsman, sold at 65,000gns to Sportsmans
Mullan Camikaze sold at 48,000gns to Allanfauld, Brackenridge, Ettrick, Haddo & Halbeath
Usk Vale Cheeky Charlie reached 36,000gns, selling to Castlecairn, Knockem, Nochnary & Procters
Drumbreddan Centre of Attention sold for 32,000gns, to Foxhill
Hope Valley C The Stars made 24,000gns, to Clanfield & Usk Vale
Plasucha Cheeky Charlie sold at 20,000gns to Deveronvale, Hilltop, Milnbank & Strathbogie
Harestone Central Bank also sold at 20,000gns, to Hartside & Strawfrank
Sportsmans Cannon Ball sold for 17,000gns, to Craig Douglas, Knap & Midlock
Stainton Coca Cola reached 16,000gns, selling to Clewbay, Enniscrone & Kilclammon
Procters Cocktail also made 16,000gns, selling to Ballynahone, Clara, Forkins, Larahirl, Tamnamoney & Urris
Harestone Commander made 15,000gns, selling to Lakeview
Ellen Valley Caeser sold for 13,000gns to Corskie
Usk Vale Captain Billy also made 13,000gns, to Kitrob
Usk Vale Crackerjack was another to sell at 13,000gns, going to Haymount
Midlock Cobra sold at 13,000gns to Wilodge
Auldhouseburn Capaldi sold for 12,000gns, to Springhill
Teiglum Charmer also made 12,000gns, selling to Cowal
Procters Cheeky Monkey was another to make 12,000gns, going to Dalwyne & Humeston
Procters Candycrush sold at 11,000gns, to Hope Valley
Sportsmans Catapult sold at 11,000gns to Fachell
Tamnamoney Colt made 10,000gns, selling to Lavenham
Mullan Chancellor sold for 9000gns, to Glenway
Harestone Celtic Tiger made 8500gns to Cwmcerrig
Procters Class Act made 8500gns to Loughash
Rhaeadr ENM1801997 topped the gimmer trade at 9000gns, selling to Michael Power, Co Limerick
Auldhouseburn BYZ1820772 sold at 8500gns to Sportsmans

To view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales.

Leading averages:

Flock (no)                 Top (gns)                  Av. (£)

Midlock (4)                200,000                      75,530

Garngour (3)              65,000                        25,550

Usk Vale (3)               36,000                        21,700

Mullan (5)                  48,000                        13,608

Harestone (5)            20,000                        10,332

Plasucha (4)               20,000                        8583.75

Procters (7)               16,000                        8323.57

Sportsmans (8)          17,000                        5801.25

Teiglum (3)                12,000                        5600

Auldhouseburn (3)   12,000                        5110

Stainton (6)               16,000                        4340

Tamnamoney (6)      10,000                        4033.75

Strawfrank (3)           6000                           3360

Hilltop (3)                  7000                           3325

Boghouse (3)             7500                           3185

Milnbank (7)              7000                           3120

Knock (4)                   4500                           3018.75

Lauder (3)                  7500                           2940

Ettrick (5)                  5500                           2488.50

Strathbogie (7)          9000                           2467.50

Crailloch (6)               3000                           2117.50

Rue Wood (3)            5000                           2117.50

Ballynahone (5)         4800                           1974

Hexel (4)                    3500                           1627.50

Rhaeadr (3)               2200                           1505

Kingspark (3)            2600                           1400

Duncryne (4)             3800                           1391.25

Forins (5)                   2800                           1385.50

Springwell (3)           2500                           1382.50

Deveronvale (4)        1800                           1233.75

Haddo (6)                   2000                           1207.50

Allanfauld (3)            1100                           1118.33

Lower Reiss (4)         2000                           1050

Tullylagan (3)            1600                           1050

To view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales.

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