Sale Date: 7 Dec 2018 – Lanark Crackers In Lamb Sale

Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre

On Friday evening the inaugural Lanark Cracker Sale of Texel Gimmers was held, a large attendance of buyers from all over the country were in attendance and insured a great trade throughout.

The sale was topped at 7.000gns for an outstanding gimmer sired by Garngour Yeltsin consigned from the Allanfauld Flock of John and Archie McGregor, sold in lamb to Hilltop Brigadier she was purchased by Hugh and Alan Blackwood for their Auldhouseburn Flock.

Alan Campbell Strawfrank achieved their best gimmer sale by selling a daughter of Ballynahone Yorkie at 4,000gns, sold in lamb to the 29,000gns Garngour Awesome she will be joining Jamie Gibson at Greenwall Forth.

Also at 4,000gns was another gimmer from Allanfauld, sired by Knap You’re the Man in lamb to Garngour Bullet she was purchased by David Bradley-Farmer Wester Parkgate, Dumfries. The same purchaser secured another from Allanfauld at 2,800gns bred the same way as his previous buy. At 2,400gns David Douglas from Catslackburn secured another Allanfauld gimmer this time sired by Garngour Yeltsin in lamb to Garngour Bullet.

The Brackenridge Flock of Andrew Neilson sold their best at 2,800gns, where James Cowe from Orkney purchased a daughter of Knock Yardsman in lamb to Haddo Breadwinner.

Cammie Gauld’s Cairnam Flock sold his best for 2,100gns when Gordon Gray Ettrick purchased a Knap You’re the Man gimmers in lamb to Hexel Blockbuster.

Two Gimmers made 2,000gns, the first from the Hartside Flock of Malcolm Coubrough for a Ballynahone Yorkie daughter sold in lamb to Knock Bright Spark, purchasing this was Gary Fleming Nether Brotherstone, the same figure was achieved by Kerr Jarvie’s Duncryne Flock for another by Knock You’re the Man which was purchased by Hunter Smith Wyliesykes.

There was a select consignment of Ewe Lambs which was topped at 4,400gns by Myfor Evans Rhaeadr flock by a lamb to Rhaeadr Ace which was purchased by David McKerrow’s Nochnary Flock at 2,400gns George Howie Knock secured another lamb by Rhaeadr Ace.

At 2,000gns Michael Leggat, Foreman Hill sold his ewe lamb sired by Strathbogie Upgrade to Howell Davies, Wales

Flock                                 Nos                     Top                     Average
Strawfrank                      6                          4,000                  1,242.50
Hartside                           5                          2,000                  1,092
Allanfaukd                      7                          7,000                  2,691
Eden Valley                    3                          420                      420
Haddo                              8                          1,600                  1,050
Cairnam                           6                          2,100                  1,058.75
Brackenridge                 5                          2,600                  972.30
Foremanhill                   4                          2,000                  918.75
Nochnary                        1                          1800                   1800
Stainton                          5                          420                      420
Duncryne                        6                          2,000                  831.25
Rhaeadr                           4                          2,400                  2,057.50
Hexel(Embryos)            4                          1,300                  840

Overall Averages
54 Gimmers av £1238.32
5 Ewe Lambs av £2157.50
4 Embryos av £840

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