A Yorkshire-bred gimmer which had stood third at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and stood reserve female champion in the pre-sale show stole the limelight in the gimmer sale at Lanark when selling for 13,000gns.
This one, from the Mellin family’s Hull House flock, Hellifield, Skipton, led the trade on an evening which saw a packed ringside compete eagerly for the best of the gimmers on offer.
She is by Garngour Vodka and is out of a dam by Sportsmans Terrific II.
ET bred, this gimmer MJH1504937, was subject to a good degree of pre-sale speculation and bidding was frenetic with a number of leading breeders in the running for her and the eventual buyer being Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.
Second best of the sale was a 6500gns for Robert Bennett’s pre-sale female champion and reserve overall champion, BFE1505078, is by the homebred Plasucha Va Va Voom and is out of a Connachan Sharky-sired dam. Selling with an index of 324 she went home with Robbie Scott, Drumpark.
Northern Irish breeder Brian Hanthorn then took 4200gns for his substitute gimmer which stood fifth in the pre-sale show. She is by Garngour Upperclass and out of a dam by the homebred Mullan Supremacy. This one, HBN1501199, was bought by Messrs Ellis for the Cressage flock.
Following her at 4000gns was James Robinson’s gimmer, RBO1500105, from his Kaker Mill flock. Sired by Stainton Vigilante and out of a dam by Hilltop Predator she sold to Messrs Hepworth.
And then making 3500gns was one of the last gimmers through the ring, Matthew MacTaggart and family’s MTR1500747. Sired by Strathbogie Usher, she is out of a dam by Fairywater Samerai and sold to Robert Jones, for the Dromonby flock, Winston, Darlington.
After that came a 2300gns call for the second from Robert Bennett, BFE1505037. This daughter of the homebred Plasucha Valentine is out of another Connachan Sharky dam and sold to Stephen Cobbold, Suffolk.
A 2000gns call then secured the second from the Hull House pen, MJH1504915. She is another by Garngour Vodka and out of a dam by Castleknowe Matchmaker. She was knocked down to Stewart Ferris, Dromore, Co Down.
Average; 68 gimmers £1328.56 (Lawrie and Symington).