TEXEL gimmers met a firm trade at the Scottish National Sale, Lanark, peaking at 13,000gns and recording the third highest ever average seen at the sale.
On a sale which saw a clearance rate of 72 per cent, the sale leader was Adrian Liggett’s gimmer from his Corbo flock in Northern Ireland.
This daughter of the homebred Corbo Coors Light is out of a dam by Hartside All Star and sold after a competitive bidding battle to the Cressage and Scholars flocks of Messrs Ellis and Wrekin Shell Mouldings, Shropshire and Cheshire respectively.
Second best at 6000gns was the day’s female champion from the pre-sale show from the Plasucha flock of Robert Bennett. This was BFE2010104, a gimmer by the homebred Plasucha All Star and out of a dam by Mullan Awesome. Buying this one was Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire-based Alan Powell.
Following her was a 4600gns call for one from the Sportsmans pen of Boden and Davies, with this money paid for BGS2004606, a daughter of the 65,000gns Garngour Craftsman out of a dam by Fordafourie Amalert. She was the pick of Robert Evans for the Hope Valley flock, Shropshire.
Gary Beacom received 2300gns and 2200gns for gimmers from his Lakeview flock. At 2300gns was a Rhaeadr Ace daughter out of a Plasucha-bred dam by Plasucha Aberfeldy. She sold back to her dam’s breeder, Robert Bennett, Welshpool.
Making 2200gns was a gimmer by Harestone Commander and out of a Plasucha All Star daughter. Buying this one was Thomas Pateman, Brompton-by-Sawdon, North Yorkshire.
Average; 42 gimmers £1,647.50 (Lawrie and Symington).