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11,000gns Ettrick gimmer leads at Lanark

FOLLOWING on from their 26,000gns sale topper last year, father and son, Gordon and David Gray, once again led the trade at the Select Seven sale of Texel gimmers at Lanark, collecting the top price of 11,000gns.

Ettrick Spice Girl topped the sale at 11,000gns
Ettrick Spice Girl topped the sale at 11,000gns

Making that money was Ettrick Spice Girl, a Knock Reebok daughter out of a Knock Firefly-sired dam, one of 120 ewes in the Selkirk-based flock. Got from one of the best breeding families in the flock, this one sold, having been served by the Northern Ireland purchase, Blue Gates Top Gun, to Jeff Aiken, buying for the Procters flock, at Woodhouse Lane, Slaidburn, Lancashire.

The day's second top price was 8500gns, paid for the first of the Clark family's Garngour consignment, from Lesmahagow. A daughter of Clinterty Romeo, she is out of a ewe by Hexel Lexus which is a full sister to a gimmer sold for 5000gns and a maternal sister to the 12,000gns Garngour Nixon. She sold, due to the Lanark purchase, Eastfield Talon, to Stuart Barclay, for his Harestone flock, based at Stirling. A full ET sister of that one from Garngour sold at 2000gns to Roy Peterkin, Barnyards, Beauly, Inverness. She is due to the 13,000gns Scholars Tiny Tempo.

See this week's The Scottish Farmer for full report, including pictures and averages, out December 15.

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