A document ram lamb sale common was recorded on the latest Scottish Nationwide Texel Sale in Lanark

The breed’s flagship sale noticed 20 Texel ram lambs make 10,000gns or extra, with a document sale common of £5,311.25 and a 79% clearance of the lambs on supply on the public sale carried out by Lawrie and Symington.

The highest name of the day was for Knap Grumpy, who fetched 170,000gns, coming from Robert Cockburn’s Knap flock of Crieff.

This flock loved a wonderful commerce on the sale, as Knap Normal Lee was purchased for 100,000gns, whereas Cockburn netted a median of £60,060 for 5 lambs bought.

Each rams have been purchased for the Sportsmans flock, Cheshire, by Charlie Boden, with Grumpy being a son of the 9,000gns Haddo Falcon out of Robert’s famous ewe, Knap Daisy Duke.

A second 100,000gns name got here early within the day for the champion from the pre-sale present, Strathbogie Gypsy King from Jim Innes, Aberdeenshire and was the reserve total champion at this yr’s Royal Highland Present.

He bought to Northern Eire breeder, Johnny Cubitt of Ballymena, with equal shares additionally taken by the pre-sale decide Richard Henderson for the Ballynahone flock, Alistair Gault, Forkins and Roger Strawbridge, Tamnamoney.

Cockburn additionally paid 65,000gns for Teiglum Goliath from Andrew Clark.

This son of the 7,500gns Forkins Fancy is out of a dam by Wydden Ding Dong, promoting with a high 25% terminal index.

Additional ram lamb costs

Additional ram lamb costs on the Scottish Nationwide Texel Sale included:

  • 42,000gns for Auldhouseburn Ghost from Alan Blackwood’s Auldhouseburn pen;
  • 42,000gns for Ettrick Gray Goose from Gordon Grey, Selkirk;
  • 36,000gns for Auldhousenburn Gazza from Alan Blackwood;
  • 30,000gns for Clarks Grey Goose from Dye and Elizabeth Clark;
  • 30,000gns for Hilltop Golden Eye from Kenny Pratt;
  • 30,000gns for Clanfield Golden from James Theyer;
  • 24,000gns for Hexel Geronimo from Donald and Sarah MacPherson;
  • 22,000gns for Garngour Geezer from Alan Clark and household of Garngour;
  • 20,000gns for Sportsmans Grand Slam from Charlie Boden;
  • 16,000gns for Students Governor from Neil and Matthew Ellis;
  • 15,000gns for Midlock Grizzly from the Wight household;
  • 15,000gns for Mullan Sport Changer from Brian Hanthorn;
  • 15,000gns for Auldhouseburn Godfather from Alan Blackwood.