Select Seven Sale of Texel...

Select Seven Sale of Texel In-Lamb Gimmers and Ewe Lambs

At the annual Select Seven Sale of Texel In-Lamb Gimmers and Ewe Lambs with a large attendance of buyers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland a strong trade prevailed throughout.

Top price of the day was 7,500 gns from the Garngour flock for a Gimmer sired by Strathbogie Smokey Blue sold in lamb to the 38,000 gns Castlecairn Vavavoom. She was purchased by Stephen Cobald, Acton Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk. Next highest price was also from the Garngour Flock again for a Smokey Blue Gimmer this time in lamb to Springwell Ulsterboy, which made 7,000 gns to Charlie Boden, Sportsmans flock. At 4,000gns Angus McColm, Crailoch secured another gimmer from Garngour, this time Sired by Scholars Tiny Tempo and in lamb to Eglur Vesurius, Ettricks best of day was 4,000 gns for a Knock Topaz Daughter who was purchased by Alan Blackwood for his Auldhouseburn flock.

A special feature of the sale was the sale of Ewe Lambs, this was topped at 3,400 gns from Ettrick for a daughter of Baltier Thunderbird who is joining the Smylum Flock of Archie Hamilton. At 2,600gns Archie Hamilton also secured a Strathbogie Usher Ewe Lamb from the Cambwell flock.

Flock                      No                          Top                        Average

Lindstair               10                           2,000gns              £768.60

Hilltop                   3                              1,100gns              £735

Knock                    7                              2,000gns              £1290

Cambwell            15                           2,600gns              £1207.46

Garngour             20                           7,500gns              £1985.47

Grougfoot           14                           2,300gns              £758.25

Watchknowe     16                           1,000gns              £617.01

Boghouse            11                           1,300gns              £659.54

Craighead            6                              3,600gns              £1662.50

Ettrick                   20                           4,000gns              £1942.50

 117 Gimmers sold average £1222.11

6 Ewe Lambs sold averaged £1925

123 sol average £1256.40