19th September 2019

Lawrie & Symington, Lanark

Stuart Wood,  Woodies Flock

Pre-sale show results

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st J Carlile FOWRASS PFD.C096 402

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st I Reid OSPREY IAR.D006 441
2nd D Lawrie GRANGEHALL DVL.D024 587
3rd A Baillie CALLACRAG ABC.D033 417
4th T & A Taylor HEATHERYHALL TBT.D017 520
5th R & J Hamilton SHAWTONHILL HAN.D024 465
6th D Lawrie GRANGEHALL DVL.D023 586

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st T & A Taylor HEATHERYHALL TBT.E012 612
2nd JL McMillan CLARY COC.E041 620
3rd K Preston GLENPARK KSP.E072 645
4th M Burleigh MATT'S MAT.E128 663
5th J & L Young MUIRTON YJM.E050 610
6th A & J McCutcheon BODONEY JAM.E080 657

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st D Hodge HODGE'S MAT.B039 681
2nd JA Bailey IVANHOE MCN.B002 679
3rd JA Bailey IVANHOE JAB.C004 680

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st K O'Connor KENNY'S KOC.D007 701
1st CG Mair & Partners AVIEMORE AVI.D061 723
1st J & L Young MUIRTON YJM.D073 712
1st DA Douglas BEECHCROSS DLD.D040 769
1st J Hodge RIGGROAD JDH.D009 683
1st J Hodge RIGGROAD JDH.D032 687

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st J & L Young MUIRTON YJM.E010 738
2nd A Jackson TIPTOP ALI.E023 749
3rd D Hodge HODGE'S HOD.E001 748
4th JA Bailey IVANHOE JAB.E084 747
5th JA Bailey IVANHOE JAB.E093 746

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe K O'Connor
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe CG Main & Partners
Male Champion Ram Lamb T & A Taylor
Reserve Male Ram Lamb JL McMillan
Female Champion Shearling Ewe K O'Connor
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe CG Mair & Partners

A PAIR of shearling rams by the same sire but from different vendors both surpassed the 3000gns mark when knocked down to the same buyer to top the Beltex Scotland Club’s sale of males and females at Lawrie and Symington, Lanark, on Thursday, 19 September.

Selling for the top price of 3600gns was Heatheryhall Deric from Alfie Taylor, Thankerton, Biggar, who also headed up last year’s event at 3800gns with Heatheryhall Campbell. This year’s leader is by Skiddaw View Boggle, a 2800gns purchase shared with the Padkin flock, while his dam is the Graham’s Tosh-sired Heatheryhall Beauty. Deric caught the eye of Ian Knight and heads to Calderbridge, Seascale, Cumbria, to work in his commercial flock.

The very next lot, Heatheryhall Damion ET, another by Skiddaw View Boggle but out of Heatheryhall Wanda, sold to Brian and Jimmy Menzies, Tulliemet, Ballinluig, Pitlochry, for 1300gns.

It was a good day for the Heatheryhall flock when the March-born ram lamb, Heatheryhall Extra Special ET, won his class, secured the Male Championship and headed up the ram lamb entry at 1600gns. Selling to the Forrest flock of James and Lynsey Forrest, Eastend, Lanark, he is by Aviemore Dane Hill and out of Heatheryhall Waterfall, a Clary Prankster daughter.

Mr Knight paid a further 3200gns for the second highest priced lot, Roadside Darren from the Buntings, near Lockerbie. Darren is again by the Skiddaw View Sire and out of a Heatheryhall female, the Quarrymount William Wallace-sired Barbara, which was bought at the LiveScot in-lamb sale.

The next highest male price of 1800gns was paid for Ross and Kirsty Williams’ Black Jack Dangerous from near Huntly. Selling to W Gribbon and Co, Troqueer, Dumfries, he is by Padkin Sugar Daddy while his dam is the Lugate Alex-sired Black Jack Bad Influence.

Alasdair MacLean’s Tiree Dynamite ET from the Inner Hebrides sold to George Cropper’s Hudhey flock, Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, and Adam Neachell’s Cromwell flock, Aldridge, Staffordshire, for 1400gns. Sired by Callacrag Wisecrack, Dynamite is out of the Corstane Waitangi daughter, Tiree Annette.

From the Republic of Ireland, Wade and Alison McCrabbe sold their Ardstewart Dynamite ET to commercial breeder, Willie Stevenson, Pitlochry, for 1250gns. Bred out of Ardstewart Tough Diva, he is by Kingledores Crusader.

Ram lambs also reached 1200gns for Murrays Ethan ET from Stuart Wood and son, Murray, from Woollhillock, Skene. Sired by Bailey Brook CR7 and out of Smart Ass Welshie, Ethan heads to Saline, Fife, with Willie Shaw.

Females met a strong demand and it was the second prize shearling ewe and Reserve Female Champion, Aviemore Dusty Patch 3 ET from Bruce and Colin Mair, Cuminestown, Turriff, that led the way at 2000gns. Bred out of the prolific Aviemore Red Patch, a Ballydown Magnus daughter, she is by Airyolland Avicii. Forking out the cash was new pedigree breeder, W Stephen, near Nairn.

Her full sister, Aviemore Dusty Patch 6 ET, then sold to Nick Gill and Kayley Kennedy for their Nikay flock in Borrowdale, Keswick, for 1100gns.

That 1100gns was matched by the third prize shearling ewe, Jimmy Young’s Bailey Brook CR7-sired Muirton Deborah from Alford. She is out of Smart Ass Amber.

Dearest of the ewe lambs at 920gns was Hodge’s Ellie ET from Daniel Hodge, Auchinleck, Ayrshire, which sold to Stuart Wood of the Woodies flock. The pedigree of this Reserve Champion at Ayr Show feature Woodies Razzledazzle on to Riggroad Bonnie.

The final dispersal of Donald Douglas’ Beechcross flock from North Kessock, Inverness, peaked at 1600gns for his Black Isle Champion, Beechcross Danni. Sired by Fingle Cobra and out of Beechcross Blossom, she also sold to Mr Stephen, Nairn.


Averages: 2 Aged Rams, £551.25; 125 Shearling Rams, £643.94 (144 x £618.22 in 2018); 40 Ram Lambs, £535.50 (37 x £590.27); 3 Aged Ewes, £287.00; 39 Shearling Ewes, £446.38 (21 x £556); 3 Ewe Lambs, £584.50 (3 x £262.50). Beechcross dispersal, 30 Shearling Ewes, £399.35.


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