It was a ram lamb from Allan Wight and son Allan's Midlock flock, from Crawford, Abington, that topped the trade, making £6200. A son of the £44,000 Crossflat tup bought last year, out of a ewe by a £26,000 Glen, Innerleithen, he was knocked down to Jack Kay, Hartside, Lammermuir.
Second top, at £5500, was a ram lamb by a £30,000 Aitkenhead, from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk, purchased by Billy Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow. He is out of a ewe by a £5500 Auldhouseburn.
Brothers John and Charlie Harkin, Loughash, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, sold their dearest for £5000 to David Morrison, Dalwyne, Barr, Ayrshire. Top breeding is behind this lamb, with the sire being the £50,000 Pole, of which a share was bought last year, out of a ewe by a £6500 Midlock.
See this week's The Scottish Farmer for full report and pictures, out November 10.