Lanark In-Lamb – 12 December

12th December 2020

Lawrie & Symington, Lanark

A STRONG demand was met at the Beltex Scotland Club sale of in-lamb females and ewe lambs at Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark centre on Saturday, 12 December, where eight shearling ewes broke the four-figure barrier to sell at 1000gns or above and the gimmer average improved by £300 on the year.


Heatheryhall Erin, T & A Taylor, 2200gns


Attracting the top bid of 2200gns was Heatheryhall Erin from Alfie Taylor, Thankerton, Biggar, who sold five gimmers to average £1407. This daughter of Aviemore Dane Hill is out of the Quarrymount William Wallace daughter, Heatheryhall Calamity Jane, and sold scanned with a pair to the 30,000gns Buckles Dark Dawn. She caught the eye of Billy Goodfellow and heads to Roberton, Biggar, to join the Roberton flock.


Heatheryhall Eleanor, T & A Taylor, 1300gns


Alfie’s next best at 1300gns was the similarly-bred Heatheryhall Eleanor, another by the Aviemore sire and out of a William Wallace daughter, this time in the shape of Heatheryhall Cheeky. She heads to a new home in the Lake District in Nick Gill and Kayley Kennedy’s Nikay flock and is due a single to Dark Dawn.

Two from the Heatheryhall pen sold for 1200gns apiece, the first of which also joins Billy Goodfellow’s Roberton flock. Heatheryhall Elodie, by the home-bred Heatheryhall Drive-By and out of the William Wallace-sired Heatheryhall Ab-Fab, changed hands carrying a pair to Heatheryhall Falcon.

Matching that when knocked down to Gordon and Lynsey Carroll’s Edendiack flock near Huntly was Heatheryhall Edith, which scanned a pair to Buckles Dark Dawn. Her pedigree features Quarrymount William Wallace on to the successful brood ewe, Edenfauld Ripple.


Callacrag Evelyn, A Baillie, 2000gns


Andrew Baillie also welcomed a good trade and the second highest price of 2000gns when his Callacrag Evelyn sold to Michael Russell of the Lamington flock near Biggar. Sired by the 10,000gns Clary Desperado, she is out of the Quarrymount William Wallace daughter, Callacrag Celine. Scanned with a pair to Mortons Cheeky Boy, she sells with a recipient ewe carrying a Callacrag Celine x Lamington Fandango embryo as luckpenny.

At 1000gns was Callacrag Elaine, which this time sold to Grant Maxwell for his Faughhill flock near Melrose scanned carrying triplets to Mortons Cheeky Boy. Grant buys back some of his own breeding as Elaine’s sire is Faughhill Detroit while her dam is Callacrag Brainwave, by Eildon Wolverine.


Shawtonhill Elsa, R & J Hamilton, 1600gns


Robert and James Hamilton had a good day when entries from their Shawtonhill and Mid Shawtonhill flock from Chapelton, Strathaven, reached 1600gns and 1300gns, both of which sold to the Alderson family for their Alderson’s flock near Barrowford, Lancashire. Shawtonhill Elsa, a Heatheryhall Batman daughter bred from the Woodies Ringleader-sired Corstane Amy, made 1600gns carrying a pair to Tiree Donegal.


Mid Shawtonhill Ella, J Hamilton, 1300gns


Also by the Heatheryhall Batman sire and in lamb to Tiree Donegal, this time scanned with triplets, the 1300gns Mid Shawtonhill Ella is out of Shawtonhill Claire, herself by Padkin Sugar Daddy.


Osprey Frostie, I Reid, 800gns


Ewe lambs peaked at 800gns when Ian Reid’s Osprey Frostie from the flock near Methven, Perth, sold to Gordon and Lynsey Carroll. Bred from the Osprey Adam-sired Osprey Dribble, Frostie’s sire is Kingledores Commander.

Averages: 34 shearling ewes, £799 (29 x £498 in 2019); four ewe lambs, £735 (no comparison).

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