A new centre record of 2100gns was achieved on Saturday at the Scottish Regional Jacob show & sale at St Boswells Mart. This was for the Male and Supreme Champion, a shearling ram from Max Harper’s Hawick based Harbell flock.
Harbell Lincoln sired by Arkleside Dudley and out of a Gowanbank Drummie daughter has a good record in the show ring having previously taken Champion at Dalkeith Show and Reserve Interbreed Champion at Haddington Show. The successful bidder on this occasion was Ewen MacMillan of the Luruha flock from Fintry, Glasgow.
The Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion also lived up to expectations when it sold for the next best price of 1400gns. This was a ewe lamb from Wyn & Siwan Harries, a substitute entry sired by Pike Field Braveheart out of a homebred ewe. This lamb also has previous show ring experience as she has been shown locally this summer and she was purchased by the same buyer as the top price ram.
Messrs Harries also consigned the 1st prize winning shearling gimmer who went on to sell for 850gns. This was another substitute entry sired by Hyndshaw Highland Laddie and out of a homebred ewe. She was purchased by K Gaskell for his Pike Field flock from Bolton, Lancashire.
The best of the ram lambs was Mr and Mrs Crowe’s Gowanbank Carter who won his class at the Royal Highland Show and was 3rd in the pre-sale show on Saturday. This lamb, by Fields Flash and out of a Milldale bred ewe, went on to sell for 700gns to Messrs Connor and Dalrymple from West Lothian.
The 2nd prize winning ram lamb from Wyn & Siwan Harries sold for 650gns. This was another substitute, Hope Rocket, sired by Rocky Boy and out of a homebred ewe. Rocket now joins the Cavers flock for Marion Leithead of Hawick.
Two ewe lambs also sold for 650gns, the first of these was from Messrs Haworth and Locker’s Blackadder flock sired by Pentrenant Louis and out of a Meathop bred mother, she sold to EJ Wilson of Seascale, Cumbria.
The next to sell at the same money was consigned by Mike Munro’s Fife based Kinlock flock. This was the 3rd prize winning ewe lamb by Oakdean Dave who was purchased on the day by Adam Christie to join his Adamski flock. Adam also purchased another ewe lamb from the same vendor at 600gns.
Averages: 4 shearling rams £732.38; 12 lamb rams £343.88; 1 aged ram £147; 18 shearling ewes £301; 23 ewe lambs £324.13; 2 aged ewes £162.75