16th September 2021

Mary Dunlop, Corstane Flock

Aged Ram (3 forward)

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st K O'Connor KENNY'S 301
2nd J & JM Cochrane COCHRANE'S 302
3rd G & F Burke PENTLAND 303

Shearling Ram (17)

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st T & A Taylor HEATHERYHALL 358
2nd J & JM Cochrane COCHRANE'S 353
3rd A & E Lawrie GRANGEHALL 444
4th J Hodge RIGGROAD 403
5th T & A Taylor HEATHERYHALL 356
6th J Barclay BEACHY 426

Ram Lamb (15)

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st J Bell COTTAGE 474
2nd K O'Connor KENNY'S 496
3rd R & P Machray BILBOA 511
4th I Reid OSPREY 499
5th G Harrison GORDY'S 477
6th J Hodge RIGGROAD 494

Shearling Ewe (11)

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st A Miller LURG 584
2nd K O'Connor KENNY'S 548
3rd I Reid OSPREY 542
4th J Barclay BEACHY 568
5th R & G Hiddleston IRONGRAY 526
6th J & L Young MUIRTON 519

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion 1st Prize Ram Lamb J Bell
Reserve Male 1st Prize Aged Ram K O'Connor
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe A Miller
Reserve Female 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe K O'Connor
Supreme Champion Ram Lamb J Bell
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe A Miller

Averages improved in all male sections at the Beltex Scotland Club sale at Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark centre on Thursday, 16 September, where the previous record of 4500gns was passed not just once or twice, but three times.


Heatheryhall Father Ted, Alfie Taylor, 6500gns


The first breeder to break that record with two shearling ram entries was local lad Alfie Taylor from Thankerton, Biggar, who saw his Heatheryhall Focus realised 6200gns shortly before his first prize winner, Heatheryhall Father Ted, was knocked down for to new record price of 6500gns. Sired by the 30,000gns Buckles Dark Dawn, Father Ted is out of Alfie’s noted brood ewe, Edendauld Ripple, herself an Airyolland Nailer daughter. Father Ted sold in a two-way split to J Glasgow, from West Linton, and Tom Linton, Clyde flock, Cleghorn.


Heatheryhall Focus, Alfie Taylor, 6200gns


At 6200gns when sold to JW Gibb, Biggar, was Focus which this time is by Lurg Emperor and out of the Rathbone Aggressive-sired Heatheryhall Deluxe.


Kenny’s Golden Balls, Kenny O’Connor, 5800gns


Kenny O’Connor’s second prize ram lamb, Kenny’s Golden Balls, also surpassed the 2020 record when he made 5800gns selling to three pedigree breeders – Alfie Taylor, Heatheryhall; Gordon Harrison, Gordy’s flock, Carnwath; and Andrew Baillie, Callacrag flock, Carstairs. Bred from the Aviemore Brutus-sired Kenny’s Cali in the flock at Carstairs Junction, he is sired by Broughton Enricher.


Riggroad Edinburgh, Kenny O’Connor, 2800gns


Kenny also sold the dearest aged ram on offer, the Hackney Countryman-sired Riggroad Edinburgh at 2800gns which also stood reserve male champion, to Allen Campbell, Strawfrank flock, Carstairs Junction.


Osprey Glen Lyon ET, Ian Reid, 3600gns


Lambs sold well with the next best price of 3600gns paid for Ian Reid’s Osprey Glen Lyon ET from near Methven, Perth. Selling to Gordon Gray, Ettrick flock, Selkirk, and Grant Maxwell, Faughhill flock, Melrose, this Procters Aerosmith son is out of Mortons Café Latte, a Kingledores Battleaxe daughter.

Back to the shearlings and David Lawrie’s Grangehall Felix, another by the Lurg Emperor ram, sold to Robert Rennie, Yetholm, Kelso, for 3200gns, His dam is the Quarrymount William Wallace-bred Grangehall Camilla from the flock near Pettinain.


Gordy’s Godzilla ET, Gordon Harrison, 2800gns


Later on, Gordon Harrison’s Gordy’s Godzilla ET sold to the Buckles family’s Buckles flock near Kirkby Stephen for 2800gns. His pedigree features Buckles Dark Dawn on to the Bailey Brook CR7 daughter, Lurg Ella.


Cottage Gangster, Jimmy Bell, 2000gns


The pre-sale Supreme Champion, Jimmy Bell’s Cottage Gangster from near Carnwath hit 2000gns when sold to the judge, Mary Dunlop, Corstane flock, Broughton, with Gary Morrison, Tarbrax flock, West Calder, taking a half share. This son of Edendiack Eerie is out of Cottage Eve, another Quarrymount William Wallace daughter.


Lurg Flash, Alan Miller, 1600gns


Females peaked at 1600gns for the Reserve Supreme Champion, Alan Miller’s Lurg Flash from near near Midmar, Inverurie. Bred from the Airyolland Avicii daughter, Aviemore Dolores, her sire is Heatheryhall Campbell and she caught the eye of Gordon and Lynsey Carroll, Edendiack flock, Huntly.


Aviemore Fossa, Colin Mair, 1100gns


Making 1100gns was Bruce and Colin Mair’s Aviemore Fossa from the flock near Cuminestown, Turriff, which sold to Nick Gill and Kayley Kennedy, Nikay flock, Keswick. Sired by Heatheryhall Dizzy Rascal, her dam is the Langlands Bruiser-sired Aviemore Demi Moore 4.

Averages: Three aged rams, £1365 (2 x £971 in 2020); 133 shearling rams, £774 (117 x £706); 17 ram lambs, £1621 (25 x £1069); 36 gimmers, £511 (22 x £668).

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