Scottish National Show & Sale - Lanark
Texel ram lambs hit 60,000gns at Lanark with 80% clearance
Texel ram lambs met a blistering trade at Lanark on Wednesday at the Scottish National Texel Sale, with a top price of 60,000gns and 11 lambs selling for five figure prices and a further 17 lambs trading at 5000gns or more.
On top of that the sale saw 42 more lambs sold than last year, with the 411 ram lambs sold averaging £2054.40 and an 80% clearance rate.
Texel Sheep Society chief executive John Yates said the sale had once again proved the Texel breed's overwhelming strength in depth with lambs at the sale appealing to both commercial and pedigree breeders.
"A resounding number of lambs were sold to commercial producers all of whom are seeing premium rewards in the prime ring for Texel cross lambs. This is being reflected in the continued strong demand for top quality Texel tups and is borne out by the trade here at Lanark."
This Sportsman’s Scout son is out of a dam by Teiglum Outlaw (CFT085759) and has an index of 346. He sold to Robbie Wilson, Milnbank, Messrs Renwick, Castlecairn, Allan Chisholm, Wester Moy, Donald Rankin, Kilmaluag, and Messrs Vernon, Charben.
Trading at the second top call of 42,000gns was the reserve male champion from the pre-sale show and the first prize ram lamb from the open class, Tullylagan Tonka (HPY1200404) from Philip, Jonathan and Stuart Hammond, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
Taking this lamb home was Charlie Boden of the Boden and Davies partnership for the Sportsman's flock, Stockport, Cheshire.<
Three then sold at 20,000gns, with the first being the overall champion from the pre-sale show, Cairnam Talisman (GCF1201109) from young breeder Cameron Gauld. This lamb is by Glenside Razzle Dazzle (FPG1000055) and out of a dam by Glenside Lieutenant (FPG05077) which Mr Gauld received as payment when working for Robbie Wilson last year. He was sold in a three way split to show judge Keith Campbell, along with his brothers, Alan and Roy Campbell, Cowal, Procters Farm, Procters and David McKerrow, Nochnary.
The second lamb to sell at this price saw Charlie Boden recoup some of his earlier outlay when taking 20,000gns for Sportsman's Trojan II (BGS1200587). This son of Milnbank Special One (LYM1100405), a tup bought at Lanark last year, is out of a dam by Tullagh Real Deal (CJT1000044) and sold in a two way share to Albert and George Howie, Knock, and Kenny Pratt, Hilltop.
Knock Travis - 20,000gns
A final 20,000gns bid came from a trio of Northern Irish breeders when they bought Knock Travis from Albert and George Howie. This lamb is by Sportsman's Supreme (BGS1100303) and out of a dam by homebred sire Knock Orion and was bought by Alastair Gault, Forkins, Richard Henderson, Ballynahone, and Roger Strawbridge, Tamnamoney.
A brace of lambs then took 17,000gns bids, with one of these also from the Howies. This was Knock Trojan (HAK1200420), another by Sportsman's Supreme (BGS1100303) out of a dam by Anglezarke Krug (SSQ04424) and with an index of 384. He sold to Robert Forsyth, Baltier.
The other at this price came earlier in the sale and was another of the much fancied Teiglum pen. This was Teiglum Thunder (CFT1201741), a Strathbogie Smokey Blue (IJS1100074) son out of a dam by Rascarrel Panther (MTR091805). He sold in a three way split to Peter and Lynn Gray, Scrogton, Messrs Wight, Midlock and Douglas Fleming, Burnhead.
Next after that was a 16,000gns bid for the first prize lamb from the Royal Highland, Robbie Wilson’s Milnbank Times Square (LYM1200674). This Castlecairn SAS Commander (RNA1100205) son is out of a dam by Millar’s Outstanding (VMG08528) and sold to Charlie Boden, Sportsman’s.
Trading at just 1000gns less was John Llewelyn Owen’s lamb Hen Gapel Thunder (OJH1200175), a son of Humeston Rarity (GIH1000022) out of a dam by Millar’s Outstanding (VMG08528). He sold at 15,000gns to Charles and Isobel Angus, Oldfield and Graham Morrison, Deveronvale.
The penultimate lamb at five figures was William McCaffrey’s second lamb in, Scholars Tiny Tempo (YWM1200049) which sold at 13,000gns. This one is by Gyrhos Rambo (RUJ1000019) and out of a dam by Mellor Vale Masterpiece (BCM06007) and is an ET brother to William’s ewe lamb which was reserve breed champion at the Royal Welsh. He sold in a five way split to Messrs MacGregor, Allanfauld, Stuart Barclay, Harestone, Messrs Clark, Garngour and Teiglum and James Currie, Carlinside.
Sportsmans Tremendous - 11,000gns
And the last lamb to trade at five figures was Sportmans Supreme (BGS1100303) from Messrs Boden and Davies. This son of Milnbank Special One (LYM1100405) is out of a dam by Baltier Panther (FEB09977) and was bought by Peter Woof, Stainton.
Average; 411 ram lambs £2054.40
Other leading prices
9000gns - Mellor Vale The One (BCM1200132)
Gimmers sell to 6400gns
Texel gimmers sold on a strong trade at Lanark on Wednesday 22 August, with the average for the 59 gimmers sold rising by more than £65 on last year's sale.
Selling for the top price in the females was this gimmer from Clinterty
Taking the day's top price was a gimmer, BBY1100192, from Brian Buchan's Clinterty flock which was a full sister to 11,000gns Clinterty Ronaldo (BBY1000050) and 14,000gns (BBY1100175). This daughter of Clinterty Par One (BBY09643) is out of a dam by Ettrick Mighty Mouse (GGH06167) She was bought by Kenny Pratt, Hilltop.
Female champion and the day's second top priced gimmer was from Gruig
Second best of the day was a 3600gns call for the female champion from Adrian McCartney, Gruig. this was a Stainton Real McCoy (WPS1000031) daughter, VMA1100510, out of a dam by Montalto Lovejoy (WHZ05016) and sold to Graham Morrison, Deveronvale.
Following her at 2400gns was the third prize gimmer, YMK1100094, from D McKay, with this Haddo Ringmaster (KWJ1000103) daughter selling to Osain Rhys, Gwynedd, . She’s out of a dam by Brague Jethro (MRB03066)
And a trio of gimmers then sold at 2100gns, with the first being Stuart Currie’s Beautry flock. This was Mr Currie's second in the ring, CUB1100405. She is by Procters Oswald (PFD08392) and out of a dam by Brague Jodami (MRB03059) Buying her were Messrs Lockhart, Norfolk, for their Melton Constable flock.
And also making 2100gns was the first of Robert Bennett’s Plasucha gimmers. This one, BFE1100020, is by Tamnamoney Ned (SRY07010) and out of a dam by Mellor Vale Masterpiece (BCM06007). She was bought by Osain Rhys.
The third gimmer at this price was from Gordon Gray’s Ettrick flock, she was GGH1101115. This is by Knock Reebok (HAK1000041) and out of a dam by Teiglum Nevada (CFT07801) and has an index of 350. She sold to Messrs Rendall, Orkney.
Average; 59 gimmers £1012.81 (Lawrie and Symington).
Ahead of the female sale the Society hosted a charity auction of semen and embryos in aid of RSABI, the Scottish rural charity, with embryos selling to 400gns and semen to 110gns/straw.
Trade peaked at 400gns for embryos from Gordon Gray's Ettrick flock. These were by Ettrick Rainbow Warrior (GGH1000041) and out of a dam by Thinacres Masambula (FTT06493), making them full siblings to the first prize ewe lamb from the Highland last year. These sold to James Ruggeri.
At 240gns was an embryo from Graham Morrison's Deveronvale flock. This was for a Procters Samurai (PFD1100985) sired embryo out of a dam by Kelso Oxygen (MBZ08019) which is full sibling to record priced tup Deveronvale Perfection (MGV09436).
Then at 105gns/straw was semen from Castlecairn Red Arrow (RNA1000080), a Glenside Forsyth (FPG99099) son and making the same money were four straws of Cambwell Laird (LTC05507), a Cambwell Klass Act (LTC04138) son.
Texel Semen and Embryo Charity Auction cheque presentation
Alan Clark (Texel Director), Paul Tinson (RSABI Development Manager), Tommy MacTaggart (Texel Director) and Hunter Murray (Lawrie & Symington)
RSABI Development Manager, Paul Tinson commented “We are absolutely delighted by the outcome of this novel fundraising event for RSABI. We are greatly indebted to the Texel Sheep Society for all their work to make this auction possible and to the team at Lawrie & Symington for making it such a success on the day”.
He added “No auction will ever succeed without good lots and keen buyers so our sincere thanks go to all the Texel members who donated genetics, some of which is rarely publicly available, and to all the bidders who contributed directly, or indirectly to raising such a wonderful amount for this charity. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a successful event”.
The auction was extremely successful, raising in total £10,965,76. A presentation will be made to the RSABI at the forthcoming Scottish Texel Breeders Sale taking place on September 20th at Lanark.
3 - D McKay, Rohan - YMK1100094
Novice Ram Lambs
1- Cameron Gauld, Cairnam - Cairnam Talisman GCF1201109
3 - Robert Leggate, Silverigg - Silverigg Tarzan LRI1200001
5 - Richard Wood, Kingleodres - Kingledores Tam O Shanter WRK1204467
Open Ram Lambs
Recorded Ram Lambs
Overall Champion – Cameron Gauld – CAIRNAM – Cairnam Talisman – GCF1201109
Champion Male – Cameron Gauld – CAIRNAM – Cairnam Talisman – GCF1201109