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Lanark Shearling Sale 2017
19th October 2017

Lanark Shearling Sale 2017
Averages: Ring 1  264 shearling rams, £2197.08 (-£17.38 for 21 fewer sold on the year). Ring 2  265 shearling rams, £557.25 (+£13.06 for 45 more sold).

Averages were on a par with last years trade, at the sale of Blackface shearling rams at Lanark, where prices peaked at £42,000.
Setting the trade alight early in the day, was the Campbell familys Glenrath consignment from Peebles. They sold 10 to average £7150, with their best, a son of a £6500 High Staward, selling at £42,000. Out of a ewe by a £6500 Nunnerie, he sold in a three-way split to Tommy Renwick, Williamhope, Clovenford; Billy Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow, and Burncastle Farming Co, Lauder.
Another from Glenrath, by a £15,000 Dyke sire, sold at £11,000 to Andrew Provan, Parkhall, Douglas, and John and Iain Renwick, Corsebank, Sanquhar.
The Campbells had yet another at £11,000, from their Easter Happrew consignment. That one, a son of the £6500 High Staward, out of a daughter of the £65,000 Auldhouseburn, sold to the Ashcraig, Kirkstead and Dryhope flocks.
The Wights Midlock shearlings, from Crawford, attracted plenty of attention, selling to a top of £32,000. Their leader is by Gold Blend  a home-bred son of £40,000 Dalchirla  while his dam is a daughter of £44,000 Crossflatt. Buyers were Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; the Campbells at Drimsynie, Lochgoilhead, and Neil and Stuart Barclay, Harestone, Banchory.
Next best was a £20,000 bid for the best of the Dyke pen from Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, Milton of Campsie. Sired by a £15,000 Midlock and out of a ewe by a £24,000 Elmscleugh, he sold to the Kays at Gass, Straiton; the Campbells Glenrath flock, and Malcolm Coubrough, Hartside, Lamington.
From the same pen, a son of the £35,000 Dalchirla sire, out of another daughter of £24,000 Elmscleugh, sold at £14,000 to Willie and Billy Graham, Craigdarroch, Sanquhar.
Also from Dyke, at £9000, a son of a £15,000 Midlock, sold to Alastair and David MacArthur, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot, while a son of the home-bred Starbuck, made £8000 to John and David Wilson, Kirkmabreck, Creetown.
Philip and Dan Waltons Wanwoodhill lot from Alston, led the trade in ring 2, selling to £16,000, for a son of an £8500 Kirkstead, out of a ewe by a £2900 Mount Benger. He went to Jimmy and George Irving, Mount Benger, Yarrow; Alan McClymont, Kirkstead, Yarrow, and the Waltons at Tofthouse, Otterburn.
Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk, received a top of £11,000 for their best, a son of the £160,000 Dalchirla, out of a ewe by the £50,000 Crossflatt. He was knocked down to Northern Irelands Damian McSwiggan.
Also making it into the five-figure bracket, at £10,000, was the pen leader from Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth. A son of the £35,000 Dalchirla, out of a ewe by a £19,000 Auldhouseburn, this one went to Glenrath and the Coubroughs at Hartside.
For the same money, John Carruthers, Silloans, Rochester, sold a son of a £14,000 Auldhouseburn, to Ian and David McArthur, Arnicle, Campbeltown; the Dunlops at Elmscleugh, Dunbar, and Richard Carruthers Merkland flock at Thornhill.
On the other side of the coin, the Elmscleugh flock sold to a top of £9000, for one off the £160,000 Dalchirla, which went to the Mitchellslacks, Craigdarroch and Loughash flocks.
Best for the Nunnerie shearlings, was an £8000 bid for one by the £12,000 Aitkenhead tup, which sold to Ewen Macmillan, Lurg, Fintry; the Bennies at Merkins, Gartocharn, and John Macpherson, Balliemeanoch, Dalmally.
Meanwhile, making £7500, was one from Tommy Renwick, Williamhope, Clovenfords, a son of a £15,000 Midlock, which sold to the Dudlees flock at Thropton, Morpeth, and Robert Mackay, Westhills, Morpeth.

Other leading prices:
£6000  Longcroft, to Remony. £5800  Corsebank, to Dunruchan. £5500  Burncastle, to Knockdon and Fingland; Connachan, to G Maginn, Northern Ireland. £5000  Burncastle, to Crosswoodburn; High Staward, to M Ketch, Ireland; Troloss, to Midlock. £4800  Loughash, to Lurg; Milnmark, to J Dickson, Northern Ireland; Tollishill, to Messrs Redpath, The Yett.


Leading flock averages:
RING 1
Flock (no) Top (£) Av (£)
Glenrath (10) 42,000 7150
Dyke (15) 20,000 4480
Midlock (11) 32,000 4436.36
Auldhouseburn (4) 11,000 4175
Easter Happrew (3) 11,000 4133.33
Silloans (4) 10,000 3325
Elmscleugh (5) 9000 3200
Williamhope (9) 7500 3061.11
Burncastle (5) 5500 2800
Kirkstead (8) 6000 2575
Nunnerie (5) 8000 2320
Corsebank (5) 5800 2140
Allanfauld (11) 10,000 2077.27
Mitchellhill (6) 3200 2025
Hartside Lamington (7) 4000 2000
Craigdarroch (8) 4000 1962.50
Blackhouse (11) 4200 1959.09
Westhill (4) 4000 1900
Loughash (4) 4800 1887.50
Milnmark (5) 4800 1800
Connachan (5) 5500 1720
Crosswoodburn (5) 2600 1720
The Dudlees (5) 2500 1560
Troloss (4) 5000 1507.50
Moorfoot (3) 3000 1483.33
Langhaugh (5) 2000 1440
Ashcraig (4) 3000 1425
Dunruchan (3) 2100 1333.33
Hartside Lammermuir (3) 1400 1266.66
Blackcraig (5) 3000 1260
Tinnis (8) 3200 1137.50
Aikengall (4) 1600 1062.50
Dryhope (5) 1500 1020
Mitchellslacks (3) 2200 950
Craig (3) 1800 900
Kirkland (3) 1100 833.33
Drannandow (3) 1000 833.33
Mount Benger (3) 1100 800
Clonrae (3) 1200 800

RING 2
Wanwoodhill (6) 16000 3338.33
Tollishill (4) 4800 2035
Little Larg (4) 4000 1412.50
Fallburns (3) 2400 1213.33
Haystoun (7) 1050 831.42
Upper Cleugh (3) 1600 816.66

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