There was a strong end to trade at Lanark today with Elmscleugh selling to £24,000. This one is a £26,000 Crossflatt-sired lamb out of a £20,000 Midlock mother. He sold to a consortium of bidders, Auldhouseburn, Crossflatt, Dalchirla, Dyke, Loughash and Nunnerie.
Elmscleugh then sold another at £9000 to Aitkengall. He is a son of the £55,000 Connachan with a £60,000 Nunnerie dam. Following on at £6000, was a lamb by £14,000 Auldhouseburn, out of a £20,000 Midlock mother, this time selling to Balmurray and Milnmark.
Nearing the end of the day within a jam-packed sale ring was a bid of £28,000 for Loughash. This lamb by ‘The Buffalo’ is out of a £6500 Midlock-sired dam and sold to Midlock and Nunnerie.
Next up from the Harkins was one at £10,000 selling to Northern Irelands Messrs McSuigan and Messrs Devine. This lamb is off a £50,000 Pole and out of a £6500 Midlock-sired mother.
The day ended with an average of £2829, back £1830 on the year for 26 more sold. The shearlings yesterday in ring one averaged £2010.79 for 305, up £106.69 on the year and in ring two the 268 sold averaged £436.90, down £124.86 from last year.