A Bluefaced Leicester gimmer from the Wight family, Midlock, Crawford, secured the top price of 4000gns at the Lanark Limelights timed online sale.

An 86% clearance rate saw 31 females of various breeds find new homes with the sale leader being a daughter of N2 Midlock Zeus, and bred from a home-bred dam by K4 Marriforth. She changed hands due triplets to R26 Midlock and heads home to Ayrshire with James Nisbet, Orchardton Mains, Ochiltree.

Also from the Midlock pen was this ewe hogg which realised 1500gns

Also from the Midlock pen was this ewe hogg which realised 1500gns

The same home sold a ewe hogg for 1500gns to Jim and Muriel Forbes, Clunebeg, Pitlochry. This Bluefaced Leicester is by M1 Riddings and out of N113 Midlock, a daughter of L1 Hundith.

Finlay Robertson’s Beeches flock from West Calder achieved 1300gns for another Bluefaced Leicester gimmer. His R46 Beeches is by P8 Moneygran, out of N15 Beeches, by the L25 Midlock, and changed hands due triplets to the £15,000 R2 Hewgill. She was knocked down to W and J Montgomery, Invernoaden, Strachur.

The sole Texel entry, a gimmer from Andrew Clark’s Teiglum flock from Blackhill, Crossford made 800gns selling to new breeder C Buchan, Larkhall.

A daughter of Teiglum Entertainer, she sold due with twins to Mullan Governor.

Mountain Mist Freya led the Dutch Spotted trade at 650gns for AHB Murray of the Glenshee flock from Canonbie. The gimmer is by the imported Highlander sire and due in March to Diamond Ferocious – it was knocked down to Andrea Hunt, Threapland, Aspatria.

John and Heather Barclay, Mid Brockloch, Maybole, sold the lead priced Beltex at 550gns. Their three-crop ewe, Beachy Early Exit, a daughter of Beachy Dennis the Menace, sold scanned with twin lambs to Beachy Gypsy King. The buyer was David Gilliland, Greenfield, Strathaven.

Auctioneers: Lawrie and Symington.

Averages: 31 overall, £688.60. Dutch Spotted – seven ewes, £510. Bluefaced Leicester – three ewes, £647.50; four gimmers, £1771.88; four ewe hoggs, £908.25. Blue Texels – six ewes, £262.50.

Other Leading Prices

BFL – Gimmers – 4000gns, 850gns Midlock; 1300gns Beeches; 600gns Nunnerie. Ewe hoggs – 1500gns, 700gns Midlock; 800gns Dawyck. Ewes – 900gns Midlock; 550gns Nunnerie.

Tex – Gimmers – 800gns Teiglum.

Belt – Ewes – 550gns, 400gns Beachy.

Kerryhill – Gimmers – 450gns Wester. Ewes – 400gns Wester.

Blue Tex – Ewes – 350gns, 300gns, 300gns, 300gns Glenshee.

DS – Ewes – 650gns, 550gns (x2), 500gns, 450gns Glenshee.