Lanark In-Lamb

10th December 2022

Nick Gill, Nikay Flock

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st JW Cowan BRICKROW JWC.E039 3
2nd I Reid OSPREY IAR.D055 4
3rd I Reid OSPREY IAR.D058 5

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st T & A Taylor HEATHERYHALL TBT.G032 50
2nd Miller Farms LURG LUR.G072 47
4th J Hamilton MID SHAWTONHILL MSB.G001 65
5th A Baillie CALLACRAG ABC.G076 35

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Baillie CALLACRAG ABC.H057 72
2nd A Baillie CALLACRAG ABC.H049 73
3rd J Barclay BEACHY JJB.H068 75

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe T & A Taylor
Reserve 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe Miller Farms

A larger entry than the previous year sold well at the Beltex Scotland Club sale at Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark Mart on Saturday, 10 December, where a shearling ewe from Alfie Taylor’s Heatheryhall Flock proved to be the star attraction when she not only claimed the Supreme Champion ticket but also the top price of 5800gns and a new female centre record to boot.

That was Heatheryhall Glitter ET, which first led the 14-strong gimmer class before getting tapped out as Supreme Champion by Nick Gill, of the Nikay Flock near Keswick. A daughter of the noted Buckles Dark Dawn that has bred exceptionally well in the local flock from Pettinain, Lanark, and bred from the Quarrymount William Wallace-sired Heatheryhall Diamond, Glitter was part of the show team this year. After a flurry of bidding, she was knocked down to Grant Maxwell for that top price of 5800gns and joins his Faughhill Flock near Melrose due with quads to Woodies Hulk.

Selling for the second highest price of 3600gns was Callacrag Gissel ET from another local breeder, Andrew Baillie and son, Cameron, from near Carstairs. Bred from the flock’s most prolific ewe, the Clary Navy-sired Callacrag Rana, Gissel is by Glenpark Ebay. Selling due with a single to Clary Dumfries, she caught the eye of Neil Laing and joins his children, Euan, Fiona and Kirsten’s Perryflatts Flock near Thankerton, Biggar.

Not far behind on 3000gns was Kingledores Gina Gee ET from Richard Wood’s Biggar-based Flock. A full sister to the 11,000gns Kingeldores Godzilla, her pedigree features Skiddaw View Endurance on to the Broxty Boxer-sired Withy Trees Champagne. She was one of several to sell to new breeders and sold to William Dunlop, Elmscleugh, Dunbar, carrying a pair to Borderesk Finders Keepers.

Richard welcomed a strong trade throughout, selling eight to average £1280, with his next best also selling to William Dunlop for 1800gns. Kingledores Gypsophila, again carrying a pair to Finders Keepers, is this time by Ryder Dick Turpin and out of Kingledores Esmerelda, a Clary Chancer daughter.

Mr Dunlop paid a further 1100gns for Kingledores Geranium, another by Dick Turpin but this time out of the Tiree Benchmark daughter, Kingledores Cathy. She was also due twins to Finders Keepers.

At 1300gns when sold to David Padkin for his Muirhouse Flock near Auchenheath was a full sister to Gina Gee, Kingledores Gloria ET, which was again carrying twins to Finders Keepers.

The last to break to four-figure barrier was the Reserve Champion, Lurg Girls Aloud ET from Alan Miller, Midmar, Inverurie, which sold to Mr Gill for 1000gns. Scanned with a single to Midshawtonhill Gypsy King, her pedigree features Bailey Brook CR7 on to Woodies Currency, a Double O Seven daughter.

Ewe lambs peaked at 750gns for Callacrag Flossy from Andrew Baillie, which was knocked down to Andrew Morton for his Mortons Flock near Denny. This Wannop’s Firecracker daughter is out of the Clary Desperado-sired Callacrag Flossy.

John Cowan, from Auchincruive, sold the dearest of the aged ewes when his first prize Brickrow Etta sold to PJ and S Hammond, near Darvel, for 700gns. Scanned with a pair to Faughhill Goldrush, she is by Beckbred Crusader and out of Brickrow Bank, a Matt’s Wild Son daughter.

Averages: Two aged ewes, £525; 47 shearling ewes, £891 (18 x £1006 in 2021); four ewe lambs, £394; two recipients carrying embryos, £525.

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