A record ram lamb sale average was recorded at the recent Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark
The breed’s flagship sale saw 20 Texel ram lambs make 10,000gns or more, with a record sale average of £5,311.25 and a 79% clearance of the lambs on offer at the auction conducted by Lawrie and Symington.
The top call of the day was for Knap Grumpy, who fetched 170,000gns, coming from Robert Cockburn’s Knap flock of Crieff.
This flock enjoyed an excellent trade at the sale, as Knap General Lee was bought for 100,000gns, while Cockburn netted an average of £60,060 for five lambs sold.
Both rams were bought for the Sportsmans flock, Cheshire, by Charlie Boden, with Grumpy being a son of the 9,000gns Haddo Falcon out of Robert’s noted ewe, Knap Daisy Duke.
A second 100,000gns call came early in the day for the champion from the pre-sale show, Strathbogie Gypsy King from Jim Innes, Aberdeenshire and was the reserve overall champion at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
He sold to Northern Ireland breeder, Johnny Cubitt of Ballymena, with equal shares also taken by the pre-sale judge Richard Henderson for the Ballynahone flock, Alistair Gault, Forkins and Roger Strawbridge, Tamnamoney.
Cockburn also 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, selling with a top 25% terminal index.
Further ram lamb prices
Further ram lamb prices at the Scottish National Texel Sale included:
- 42,000gns for Auldhouseburn Ghost from Alan Blackwood’s Auldhouseburn pen;
- 42,000gns for Ettrick Grey Goose from Gordon Gray, Selkirk;
- 36,000gns for Auldhousenburn Gazza from Alan Blackwood;
- 30,000gns for Clarks Gray 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 family of Garngour;
- 20,000gns for Sportsmans Grand Slam from Charlie Boden;
- 16,000gns for Scholars Governor from Neil and Matthew Ellis;
- 15,000gns for Midlock Grizzly from the Wight family;
- 15,000gns for Mullan Game Changer from Brian Hanthorn;
- 15,000gns for Auldhouseburn Godfather from Alan Blackwood.