Insch dispersal dominates trade at Scottish Club Sale
The dispersal of Ian Farquhar's Insch flock took the bulk of the top prices at Saturday's (11 January) Scottish Texel Club sale, Lanark, with a peak of 5200gns paid for a one-crop ewe, IIF1100127.
The sale leader, a Glenside Razzle Dazzle daughter, is out of a Garngour Nobleman daughter, with her granddam being a Knock ewe by Glenside Loneranger. Bought by Steven Renwick for the Craig Douglas flock this one was in-lamb to 2013 Sire of the Year, Strathbogie Terminator.
Another one-crop ewe from the same home then sold at 4000gns, with this being another by Razzle Dazzle, IIF1100228. Also carrying Knock breeding she is out of a Knock dam by Glenside Mylord and was again in-lamb to Strathbogie Terminator. Buying this one was Eire-based breed J Greene, Donegal.
Also selling at 4000gns was a gimmer from the Insch dispersal, IIF1200298. An ET-bred shearling, she is again by Razzle Dazzle and is a full sister to the sale leader. Selling in-lamb to Terminator too she headed back to Aberdeenshire with Albert and George Howie for their Knock flock, Peterhead.
Taking a 3000gns bid was a full ET sister to the sale leader, IIF1100178. Again selling in-lamb to Terminator she was knocked down to Graham Morrison for the Deveronvale flock
Following her with a bid of 2300gns was the best of the day from the dispersal of Perry McNickle's Perry flock, a ewe lamb by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold. This was MQN1304993, a lamb out of an Ettrick Rainbow Warrior dam and going back to Haddo Knoxie. She was snapped up by Alastair Beaton, Wester Crosshill.
A pair from the Insch offering then sold at 2000gns, with the first being the dam of the sale leader. Going back to Glenside Eurostar she was again in-lamb to Terminator. Taking this one home was Gordon Gray for the Ettrick flock, Selkirk.
The other at this money was a full ET bred sister to the 4000gns gimmer bought by Messrs Greene. This was IIF1200294, once again sold having been AI'd to Terminator she was taken by R Rendall, Westray, Orkney.
And at 1700gns was the champion from the Club sale's pre-sale show, a Deveronvale gimmer from Graham Morrison, MGV1200282. This ET bred gimmer is by Procters Samurai and out of an Ettrick Mighty Mouse dam. She sold in-lamb to Garngour Ultimatum, with this one selling to an undisclosed buyer.
Second best from the Club sale was a bid of 1100gns for a Craig Douglas gimmer from Steven Renwick, XSR1204831. She is by Walston Rambo and out of a dam by Allanfauld Pharoah and sold having run with homebred sire Craig Douglas Uther. This one found a new home with Gordon Gray.
Insch flock 13 ewes £1727.65, 11 gimmers £1295.31, 15 ewe lambs £438.90;
Perry flock five ewes £690.90, four gimmers £393.73, five ewe lambs £917.70.